Colorado publications Rocky Mountain News and The Denver Post both reported that Jefferson County District Judge Brooke Jackson sent the Lake Cedar Group's proposal for a 730-foot TV tower on Lookout Mountain back to county commissioners for a third time.
The Rocky Mountain News reported that the ruling "apparently disputes the basis for a 2005 vote by the three-member Board of County Commissioners that found that the proposed tower and an existing broadcast tower at the site posed the risk of a domino-effect failure should either one collapse, thereby endangering nearby residences."
In the ruling, Judge Jackson said he will "affirm whatever decision is made [by commissioners], so long as it can be shown there is competent evidence in the record that supports the decision."
The Denver Post said the City of Golden, Colo. and a local homeowner group have been battling the tower project, which has been sought by a consortium of stations for six years.
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