Cell Phone Tower

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An undisclosed party has asked for permission to put a cell phone tower in Mesa Verde National Park.

Now National Park Service officials must decide whether a tower can be balanced with the preservation of the park's natural resources.

Mesa Verde's chief of planning Patty Trap says the public will be able to participate in the environmental process of considering a tower.

San Juan Citizens Alliance director Mark Pearson says he's not³sure people need to use mobile phones at a park.

Cell phone towers have turned up in at least 15 national parks nationwide.