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Nine Colorado mountain towns, including Telluride, Aspen and Crested Butte, petition the Department of Interior.
Residents are unhappy that the main drag in town is still painted blue.
"There's literally 1000 young drunk/hungover kids in this gunnison Colorado airport that's the size of a gas station," a partier tweeted.
The Anheuser Busch party that's turning the town blue is for locals only.
Some say Bud Light's #UpForWhatever campaign will help Crested Butte's economy. Others say the music, partying, and large, corporate beer marketing run counter to the town's character.
The company has agreed to pay the town $250,000 to fence off its main street and bring in more than 1,000 revelers for the Sept. 5-7 event.