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This was posted tonight on our sister forum!!


A few phone calls to congress tonight could sure help the DTV situation here!!!
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I remember reading the City Of Golden was going to condemn the land and convert it into a park. Was that move successful? If so, what kind of legal 'mumbo jumbo' was employed; the land isn't within the city boundary.

Also, if I remember correctly, the broadcasters want to replace several towers with a single community structure. Esthetically, one tower should look better than a tower farm. So I suspect someone has a long term goal to remove all the towers.

--- CHAS
The Golden condemnation hasn't happened yet, and I haven't heard much about it in a while, so maybe it's gone away. The bill in the House today may allow the one tower to be built, finally...
I'm in for a phone call. I honestly don't understand the difference between the existing towers and the proposed tower. In my ignorance, it sounds like folks who moved in next to the feedlot now complaining about the smell.

Edit: And here's the link to the Denver Post story on the bill: http://www.denverpost.com/ci_4801304

"Congress has a right to debate, but this last-minute bill is why people hate government," said Golden City Manager Mike Bestor.
The party is on!!

The bill has passed last night after 2:00 AM EST.

Golden and the NIMBY's got just what they deserved after fighting this for the last 7+ years.

More info here..... http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?p=9119969&&#post9119969
As much as I am happy just like everyone else to see this happen, it still has to be signed by GWB (otherwise the "pocket veto" comes into play).

And I don't for a minute believe the anti-tower forces won't go to court for every little thing (or large things) they can to delay this, contest permits, etc.

This is long from being over with. The best thing for now at least would be to get all the transmissions from Republic moved to the current towers at Lookout (bolt on a UHF to a VHF? .. why not). Low power, moderate power, .. whatever. Getting things up higher will only serve to help those of us outside the metro area get a more solid/reliable signal. Heck, I'd happily take each station being down on their HD signal for a couple of weeks if it meant I could receive them more reliably near-term.
Woo hoo! :blowout: :sunsmile: :new_smili :love1: :biggthump

For more background, here's yesterday's Denver Post story: http://www.denverpost.com/ci_4807054

"(Golden City Manager Mike) Bestor said the congressional action 'doesn't impact our ability to use eminent domain.' He also suggested there could be a challenge to the legislation's constitutionality."

But at a minimum, the chances of getting the new tower are greatly enhanced with this legislation, assuming it gets signed into law.
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