Yellowstone Park objects to proposed 115-foot cell tower just outside north entrance at Gardiner

Alltel Corporation wants to build a giant cell tower at the Rocky Mountain Campground, a private campground in Gardiner.

Story. Yellowstone administrators object to Gardiner cell tower. Associated Press





  1. kim kaiser Avatar

    interesting they are going to objct to it on private land, but are drafing proposals to put more towers in the park,,,,,

  2. d. Bailey Hill Avatar

    I am not surprised, considering the tower that “turned up” behind Old Faithful, because Suzanne Lewis the park super made the decision independently. There were a lot of angry people after that. I am guessing Jeff Ruch may have been informed this time by “a little bird”. {Go PEER!!!!}
    Considering that there are five already in the park, it may be time to say that’s enough. There are power lines that must be dodged there already when taking photos of the huge stone arch. {depending on where the sun is, to have a picture “turn out”. } I think we lose enough views outside the park.

  3. kim kaiser Avatar

    there was a public hearing in the town for comments about the tower, and it was advertised in the Gardiner “Newspaper”

    if you have been there you know why i put quotes around the newspaper part,, so it was up for public discussion by public notice,,


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