Posted by JMD (+290) 7 years ago
Have you heard that AT&T is planning on putting up an unsightly microwave tower behind Fastenal on North Hayne Avenue. The tower will be 160 to 220 feet tall. Miles City Planning Board will conduct a public hearing to receive comments Wednesday, March 19th at 6pm in the City Hall Conference Room, 17 South 8th Street. If you can’t attend this meeting, call the Planning Office at 406-234-6339 with your comments. Be informed, be involved.
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Posted by Richard Bonine, Jr. (+14724) 7 years ago
FINALLY... it's about time. If this structure is like what they installed in Gillette, it's basically a long tube and isn't ugly at all. They have needed to do something to improve cell and data coverage for quite awhile. Let's get this done. New infrastructure is good.
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Posted by JMD (+290) 7 years ago
I have nothing against new infrastructure, and I agree they have needed to do something to improve cell and data coverage for quite awhile now. I admit I do not know what the tower will look like, as I'm sure many people don't. I am wondering at the placement of the tower, why there? How would you like it if it was a block away from your home or business? These are items I hope will be discussed at the Public Hearing. I'm encouraging those in our community to attend, and have their questions, comments and concerns brought forward.
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Posted by Kelly (+2618) 7 years ago
NIMBY!
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Posted by JMD (+290) 7 years ago
NIMBY - Since it ISN'T in MY backyard this does not apply! Maybe get your facts straight before you start name calling.

I just think everyone should be informed and have their questions, comments and concerns heard. I know people that have made statements like those above, that do not get the Miles City Star, they would never have known about the Public Hearing had someone not told them.
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Posted by Bridgier (+8985) 7 years ago
I heard cell towers cause autism.
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Posted by redmondroughneck (+80) 7 years ago
If you can put up with Rob Shipley's yard you can put up with a new cell tower.
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Posted by cubby (+2605) 7 years ago
I vote no for the tower and yes to a mini mall full of casinos!!!!! Maybe a coffee shop in the middle to keepem moving along.
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Posted by Amorette Allison (+11447) 7 years ago
Several years ago, back when I was on zoning, this tower came up. I did a Section 106 on it and we discussed it extensively. They aren't all that visually horrible but you want to check out the fall zone and how it is supported. The folks building them usually know what they are doing. Nothing ever came of it at the time. I think we reviewed three towers and none of them were ever built.
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Posted by Mathew Schmitz (+289) 7 years ago
There is a cell phone tower very near the Madison River south of Ennis. It is painted to look like a tree. It's not perfect by any stretch, but it was a nice concession by the builder. The point is they do not have to look horrendous. Ya have to do a double take and may still miss the one south of Ennis. I think there is one going up in Bozeman soon. Not far from the Bridger Creek golf course. It will also be painted like a pine tree, to lesson any view shed issues.
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Posted by Alex Rimesis (+2) 7 years ago
For now that is true.
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Posted by International golf (+119) 7 years ago
http://twistedsifter.com/...-disguises

[This message has been edited by International golf (3/18/2014)]
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Posted by Josh Rath (+2310) 7 years ago
I, for one, welcome the thought of a giant cactus cell tower here.
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Posted by Sage Keen (+36) 7 years ago
(NaturalNews) Exposure to cell phone towers alters brain function in alarming ways, causing a lack of concentration, irritability, difficulty sleeping and lack of appetite. That's the conclusion of a new study just published by the British Medical Journal.(1)

The study, authored by Professor Enrique A Navarro, concluded that the severity of such symptoms directly correlated to cell tower exposure levels. In other words, the closer a person lives to a cell tower, the greater the severity of their symptoms. This was true regardless of race, income level and other demographics.

Cell towers, of course, broadcast and receive electromagnetic switching signals. Human biology -- and the brain in particular -- relies on electro-biochemical pathways for healthy function. Many scientists have long suspected that chronic exposure to low levels of EMF pollution (electropollution) may interfere with healthy functioning of the brain and body. This latest research adds yet more support to that alarming idea.


It's not your imagination: Electromagnetic hypersensitivity is real

Electromagnetic hypersensitivity has long been dismissed as non-existent by some doctors and industry-funded scientists. After all, if EMF pollution from cell towers really does harm public health, then the implications are truly massive, both economically and in terms of human suffering.

But electromagnetic hypersensitivity is a genuine phenomenon. People are not "inventing" side effects or symptoms. As Navarro writes in the study:

The term electromagnetic hypersensitivity has been recently introduced in discussions attributing symptoms to exposure to EMFs. A review of this topic in 2010 found that 8 of the 10 studies evaluated through PubMed had reported increased prevalence of adverse neurobehavioral symptoms or cancer in populations living at distances < 500 m from [cell phone towers].

Importantly, all these symptoms were recorded in people living near cell phone towers whose broadcast signal strength meets current safety guidelines. As the study author points out, this most likely means current government guidelines on cell phone towers are inadequate to protect the public. Revising such guidelines could have drastic implications for the nationwide telecommunications infrastructure.

By the way, people who live fewer than 500 meters from cell phone towers appear to be especially at risk of electromagnetic interference with brain function. Because electropollution strength is determined by the inverse square of the distance, a person who moves twice as close to a cell tower experiences four times the radiation.


190,000 cell phone towers and growing
There are currently over 190,000 cell phone towers across the United States.(2)

Their typical "maximum range" is over 21 miles, meaning their electromagnetic pollution extends in a sphere with a radius of over 21 miles. (In reality, this pollution extends indefinitely, but the intensity of it drops off with the square of the distance.)

The following map shows AT&T coverage areas in orange. If you live inside an orange area, you are currently exposed to cell tower radiation.



People who live within range of two or more cell phone towers experience electropollution from all the towers within a range of 21 miles. This electropollution effect is cumulative.

It is not known how many Americans live within 21 miles of at least one cell tower, but given that over half the U.S. population lives in urban areas, it's safe to assume that at least 150 million -- and more likely close to 300 million -- Americans are exposed to EMF electropollution from cell towers.


Modern society increasingly confused, irritable and sleepless
Have you noticed how the mass public seems increasingly confused and irritable? A society that once operated with some degree of sanity and politeness has become largely demented and rude. Mathematical abilities are nearly lost across the population, as very few people under the age of 40 can even calculate 15% waiter's tips at a restaurant. The ability of voters to understand laws, liberties, freedom and even the structure of government is almost entirely lost in nations where cell phone towers are ubiquitous.

Given this recent research revealing the negative impact of cell phone radiation of human brain function, it would be incredibly irresponsible to fail to consider how cell tower radiation alters healthy brain function and promotes confusion and irritability. As more scientists look into this issue, we may indeed find that the fall of American civilization is being accelerated by electromagnetic pollution that leads to disastrous cognitive consequences across the population.

Sources for this article include:
1. http://bmjopen.bmj.com/content/3/12/e003836....
2. http://www.statisticbrain.com/cell-phone-tow...

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Posted by Bridgier (+8985) 7 years ago
Surely there's some sort of crystal or homeopathic remedy that will combat this terrible scourge, isn't there?
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Posted by Amorette F. Allison (+1910) 7 years ago
Wear a pyramid hat with a tin foil lining. And get the good quality brand name tin-foil, not the cheap house brand stuff.
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Posted by Wendy Wilson (+6170) 7 years ago
I thought the chemtrails cancel out the electromagnetic effects.
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Posted by M T Zook (+509) 7 years ago
Bridgier, it's an oil. Please stay abreast of modern medicine. Thanks.
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Posted by Bridgier (+8985) 7 years ago
But is it an essential oil? That's the question.
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Posted by tab fleming (+84) 7 years ago
This is going to raise total hell over at the Pine Hills School. Imagine the confusion and disorder. Rehabilitation will be a total waste of time.
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Posted by David Schott (+16502) 6 years ago
Here are a couple of photos that show this new cell tower. The close up shot with the dark clouds over it seems especially appropriate:

Cell Tower, Miles City by dave_mcmt, on Flickr

Haynes Ave., Miles City by dave_mcmt, on Flickr
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Posted by Juan Agular (+48) 6 years ago
It's OK with me. I can't see it from my adobe.
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Posted by Elizabeth Emilsson (+790) 6 years ago
Is the electromagnetic field strong enough to interfere with pacemakers? Inquiring minds want to know.
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Posted by Bridgier (+8985) 6 years ago
Wow, just think of all the porn that tower's pumping into all of those junior high kids's smartphones.

This generation doesn't know how richly blessed they truly are.
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Posted by Richard Bonine, Jr. (+14724) 6 years ago
The real question is,can you now connect to the Internet while sitting in Trails Inn, Montana Bar, or Hospital?
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Posted by Jeremy Loomis (+57) 6 years ago
What an unsightly blemish amongst all those signs. Seriously has this had any major affect on anybodys lives or as usual was this much ado about nothing.
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Posted by Amorette F. Allison (+1910) 6 years ago
Watching the guys put it up reaffirmed my fear of heights. Other than that, I have noticed no effect.
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