Many predicted that after the Siletz Warriors won their 1A Statewide Basketball Championship last year, other good things would immediately start happening to their small river town. And it came true! A local personal jet aircraft manufacturer started selling more airplanes, and the Siletz Tribe decided to erect the area’s first cell phone tower! No longer will everyone have to find those elusive “hot spots” along Main Street in order to call the outside world. All of Siletz and surrounding countryside will soon be one big hot spot. It will be a welcome addition for police officers and others who sometimes have to rely on their cell phones due to occasional spotty police and fire radio coverage.
The photo shows the final section of tower being placed on top which hold the actual cell phone antennas that will receive and transmit cell phone calls throughout the area. AT&T customers are expected to be the first beneficiaries, with Verizon and Sprint following soon after.