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                1.                       Before the
          2.            Federal Communications Commission
             3.                 Washington, D.C. 20554
                  4.                            

In the Matter of                )
                                )
Baca Valley Telephone Company, Inc.          )    File  No.   EB-
03-DV-390
                                )            
Owner of Antenna Structure 1059885           )    NOV         No.  
20033280002
Raton, New Mexico

              5.                  NOTICE OF VIOLATION

                                             Released:  November 
25, 2003

By the District Director, Denver Office, Enforcement Bureau:

     This is a Notice of Violation ("Notice") issued pursuant  to 
Section 1.89 of the Commission's Rules,1 to Baca Valley Telephone 
Company, Inc. (``Baca Valley'').

     On November  14, 2003,  agents  of the  Commission's  Denver 
Office inspected  the  antenna structure  located  at  geographic 
coordinates  N36-54-12,  W104-27-39.   The  agents  observed  the 
following violation:

       47  C.F.R.     17.4(g):    "The  Antenna   Structure 
       Registration   Number   must  be   displayed   in   a 
       conspicuous  place so  that it  is visible  near  the 
       base of  the antenna structure.    Materials used  to 
       display  the Antenna  Structure  Registration  Number 
       must be weather  resistant and of sufficient size  to 
       be  easily   seen  at   the  base   of  the   antenna 
       structure."   At  the time  of  the  inspection,  the 
       tower registration number was not posted. 

     Pursuant to  Section 308(b)  of  the Communications  Act  of 
1934, as amended,2  and Section 1.89  of the Commission's  Rules, 
Baca Valley  must  submit  a written  statement  concerning  this 
matter within 20 days  of release of  this Notice.  The  response 
must fully explain the violation, must contain a statement of the 
specific action(s) taken  to correct the  violation and  preclude 
recurrence, and  should include  a time  line for  completion  of 
pending corrective action(s).  The  response must be complete  in 
itself and signed by a principal or officer of the licensee  with 
personal knowledge of the matter.  All replies and  documentation 
sent in response to  this Notice should be  marked with the  File 
No. and  NOV No.  specified above,  and mailed  to the  following 
address:

                      Federal Communications Commission
                      Denver District Office
                      215 S. Wadsworth Blvd., Suite 303
                      Lakewood, CO 80226

     This Notice shall be sent  via Certified Mail No. 7001  0320 
0002  9702  9295,  Return  Receipt  Requested,  to  Baca   Valley 
Telephone Company, Inc., P.O. Box 67, Des Moines, NM  88418-0067.

     The Privacy Act of  19743 requires that  we advise you  that 
the Commission will use all relevant material information  before 
it,  including  any  information  disclosed  in  your  reply,  to 
determine what, if any, enforcement action is required to  ensure 
compliance.  Any false statement made knowingly and willfully  in 
reply to this Notice is punishable by fine or imprisonment  under 
Title 18 of the U.S. Code.4


                                FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS 
COMMISSION




                                Nikki P. Shears
                                Acting District Director
                                FCC Denver Office

JU/kk
_________________________

1 47 C.F.R.  1.89.

2 47 U.S.C.  308(b).
3 P.L. 93-579, 5 U.S.C.  552a(e)(3).

4 18 U.S.C.  1001 et seq.