Kudos to Fred Rusk for his Sept. 12 letter to the Herald regarding the controversy over cellphone towers along the San Juan Skyway. Apparently, the idea of cellphone towers along the route through the Animas Valley is so abhorrent to us that it overrides any practical benefit such infrastructure may offer our community.
Obviously, the sight of a cellphone tower is worse than anything we must currently endure as we drive along several stretches of U.S. Highway 550, Wildcat Canyon and myriad other roadways in and around La Plata County. Clearly, we would rather see discarded cars, appliances, trailers, tractors and other junk. Why would we want to improve our ability to communicate, say, in the case of a highway emergency as we travel through the mountains? Why would we want to improve the efficiency of our local first responders and other service providers, especially when the technology exists to build towers that easily blend into the local scenery?
Nah, not we Durangoans. Wed rather see old washing machines along the road. Ah, the scenic wonder of a pile of old tires! Yeah, thats much better.