Renewed Threats to Grand Canyon Loom

If you thought the Escalade tramway project was dead, it’s not. …

Despite several small victories along the way, commercial development and mining interests still remain a very real threat to the Grand Canyon.

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Panel postpones Escalade bill to November

Panel postpones Escalade bill to November

After a tribal committee unanimously shot down a proposal to build a tourist resort at The Confluence, the Navajo Nation Council will hold a daylong work session to “study” the proposed development. But critics say the move is little more than a way for supporters of the project to lobby council members.

Hopi and Tewa Runners: Every Step a Plea

Hopi and Tewa Runners: Every Step a Plea

Mike Popejoy Just before 5 a.m. on Sunday at the Hopi Tribal Complex in Kykotsmovi the air is still and the sky dark.  The scene has the feeling of the calm after a deep breath.  Soon headlights start piercing through the black, and as more and more people...

Navajo committee turns down Escalade at first public meeting

Navajo committee turns down Escalade at first public meeting

The Navajo Nation’s Law and Order Committee unanimously turned down Grand Canyon Escalade at Monday’s public meeting at Twin Arrows Navajo Casino Resort. The Escalade bill, filed in late August by council delegate Ben Bennett, who does not represent the western side...

Hopi Tribe chairman praises run to save the Confluence

Hopi Tribe chairman praises run to save the Confluence

The effort by 22 people on an 80-mile relay run to draw attention to efforts to save the Confluence has won the praise of Hopi Tribe Chairman Herman Honanie. “Lolma Lolma. kwakwa for taking this great step,” Honanie wrote in a statement on the morning of the run, Sunday, Oct. 9.

Navajo Nation postpones, moves hearing on Escalade

Navajo Nation postpones, moves hearing on Escalade

Navajo elected officials have decided to postpone and move the first hearing on a proposal to build a gondola tram into the Grand Canyon. In an official meeting today, the Navajo Nation Law and Order committee voted 3-0 to postpone and move the hearing. The committee...

No “drugs” involved in 3D rendition of Escalade resort

No “drugs” involved in 3D rendition of Escalade resort

A 3D video rendition of the proposed Escalade resort caught the ire of a key proponent, who accused the makers of possibly being on drugs at the time it was made. Lamar Whitmer, one of three partners in Confluence Partners LLC, said in an interview with KTVK-TV...

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