Cell tower permits denied for AT&T projects in Kurtistown, HPP

MIKE BRESTOVANSKY/Tribune-Herald From left, Anna Maneja, Edelyn Ellwood, Carlita Maneja, Ramona Araujo and Prescott Ellwood oppose the construction of a nearly 200-foot-tall cellphone tower on an agricultural lot in Kurtistown.

Tempers and temperatures ran high at a Windward Planning Commission meeting that ended with two proposed cellphone towers in Puna being denied use permits.