- April 30, 2002: JeffCo Commissioners deny an application to expand the antenna tower on Eldorado
Mountain , which is just inside JeffCo’s north border to Boulder County and six miles from the City of
Boulder boundary. The summit of the 40-acre parcel is 8,320 feet altitude surrounded by Boulder and
Jefferson County Open Space and Eldorado State Park. There are no homes, businesses or designated
historic places within three miles of the site. An estimated 100 Boulderites and 15 JeffCo residents
testified that the proposed towers would interfere with hikers and birds. Former Assistant JeffCo
attorney and Boulder resident Clare Levy testified for denial and promoted expansion of Lookout
Mountain. Levy designed the 1993 JeffCo antenna tower resolutions.
- July, 2002: Lake Cedar Group offers a fifth proposal for the same Lookout Mountain land (three
proposals during the 1990s before LCG were denied). At community meetings, LCG proposes a 730-foot
tower and a 25,500 sq. ft. building.
- May 8, 2002: A third demonstration by 85 citizens at the county building protests against the
continuing burden of radiation saturation of their community. Placards proclaim: “Justice Delayed is
- May, 2002: Scientific American magazine publishes an article on high speed data transfer techniques
that allow large amounts of information between devices. This Ultrawideband is a new class of electronics
that requires low power for short ranges that would not be possible in electronic “dead zones” like the
Greater Golden area. Heavily polluting television antenna towers appear to be an outdated technology.
90% of Denver metro viewers use cable or satellite.
June, 2002: Engineers measure DTV reception from at 200 sites within a 50-mile radius of Denver.
report excellent reception of a DTV signal transmitting at 2.4 % of allowable power from a Squaw
Mountain Communications tower at 10,600 feet altitude. Four DTV receivers were used to instrument and
document reception, resulting in a 1700 page report for Jefferson County. The study is backed by scientific
data that can be replicated.
- Autumn, 2002 Continuing litigation: 1) KCNC-Channel 4 appeals district court wanting reversal of denial
for digital antenna on a short tower; 2) JeffCo continues district court case against KUSA-Channel 9 radar
tower; 3) KWGN-Channel 2 continues attempt to gain permission for digital for its tall tower; 4) McGraw
Hill’s KMGH-Channel 7 applies to add DTV on its Lookout Mountain tower; 5) Lake Cedar Group petition
for the FCC to preempt is still pending.
- August 2002: The second Lake Cedar Group proposal is managed by public relations professional
Fred Neihaus and long-time KCNC-TV manager Marv Rockford, who had been suddenly replaced in
August, 2000. Peter McNally is LCG’s PR consultant. CARE is opposed to doubling the radiation
and permanent industrial pollution of the residential area.