Family wants typo in street name sign honoring patriarch fixed

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CASTLE ROCK, Colo. -- A street sign has been misspelled for years. It was named after a local man in the early 1950s and his family wants it fixed by Douglas County.

Burdette Bulkley and his wife were longtime members of an Englewood church and served as missionaries for years.

"His life was wrapped up in the ministry of the church and then they honored him by naming this street because he had these ties, and it was his life," grandson Ron Bulkley said.

The church owned the land in Castle Rock years ago and decided to name each street after prominent members of the church.

"The names were drawn up and put together and ours got misspelled," Bulkley said.

The current street name sign reads "Bulkey," not "Bulkley."

Another family member first reported the misspelling almost 40 years ago, but it was never fixed. Ron Bulkley's wife Kathleen contacted Douglas County officials, who told her she has to get the residents to agree or bring it to court.

"It's a typo on their fault. Why aren't they correcting it? Why do I have to put the time and effort and money into getting it corrected?" Kathleen Bulkley said.

The family contacted the FOX31 Denver Problem Solvers. The city said it will look into the mistake. In the meantime, Ron Bulkley just wants to set the record straight.

"We just want it to be right. To honor him and his memory and what have you," he said.

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