TV/FM Telecommunications Services

Telecommunications Manages:  TV / FM translator services, remote mountain top telecommunications facilities, multi-use RF backhauls and deployments, Pitkin County Broadband Initiative, public safety radio services 

  • Funding for this service comes from a dedicated Pitkin County mill levy of 0.374. The cost to the taxpayer is $1.42 per $100,000 of assessed valuation.

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Maintenance and Outages:


Staff will be performing maintenance and modifications on telecommunications equipment at Williams, including TV translator equipment.  Viewers may experience temporary outages of TV services throughout the day.  TV services will be fully restored by the end of the day, and viewers may need to perform a channel re-scan.


PBS has been experiencing technical difficulties with their primary broadcast station in Grand Junction since 06/29 and their staff are working to restore the signal.  Current status of the 18’s can be found on their website at  As soon as the signal is restored, Pitkin County Translators will come back online automatically.


On Wednesday July 1st, telecommunications staff will be performing maintenance and upgrades on TV and FM translator equipment on Crown Mountain.  Viewers in the Basalt/El Jebel/Missouri heights area may experience temporary disruptions to their TV services throughout the day as well as outages of all FM translator stations originating from Crown Mountain. Services will be restored by the end of the day.


Due to an air conditioning breakdown at the Crown Mtn tower building TV and FM services are being affected. Staff hope to solve this problem soon.


Staff have replaced some of the old TV transmitter equipment on Crown Mountain. Any viewers in the area (Missouri Heights, El Jebel, Basalt) that are currently missing channels may need to perform a channel rescan on their TV. 


Problems with PBS are currently coming from PBS. Staff is working on finding a solution to restore the audio and video.


Thomasville tower has been repaired and stations are working. A rescan maybe necessary.


All the TV services at the Thomasville tower are currently down. Staff are going to go up to the tower, tomorrow morning, Friday, May 15th to attempt to repair the problem.

Report a Problem

To report problems with the system, please call 970-920-5395 or email us. Please provide the nature of the outage, your location and a call back number; someone will contact you within 24 hours