The proposal to string a tram into the Grand Canyon took a final gasp Saturday when western Navajo citizens pulled out its launching pad by rescinding a nearly 6-year-old resolution.
The Navajo Nation Council rejected a controversial plan to build a tourist development at the confluence of the Little Colorado and Colorado rivers, ending a years-long battle with outside developers.
“A group of courageous Navajo families who are fighting to save their sacred connection to their land. They welcome the opportunities for economic prosperity, but not at the expense of their culture,” Redford says in the video.
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.
The proposal to string down a tram into Grand Canyon took a final gasp Saturday when western Navajo citizens pulled out its launching pad by rescinding a nearly 6-year-old vote.
VIDEO: Families who fought for seven long years against outside developers who wanted to take their homeland away from them to build a tourist resort at the eastern edge of the Grand Canyon celebrate the death of the proposal.
The Navajo Nation Council squashed a years-long battle over a controversial proposal to build a tourist development at the confluence of the Little Colorado and Colorado rivers.
This is a story about my brother, Clyde Wilson, who was drafted by the U.S. Marines and served in Vietnam in 1968.
Families in a battle to stop a development bill that proposes to locate a tram at the Grand Canyon Eastern rim, are appealing to Navajo voters.
Navajo lawmakers schedule Escalade special session.
Opponents of a proposal to build a controversial resort and gondola at the Grand Canyon East rim are planning something different this weekend.
Escalade bill up for a special session?
Developers, opponents lobby Navajo lawmakers over Grand Canyon Escalade bill
A Navajo lawmaker apparently is open to ironing out unpopular features of the Grand Canyon Escalade bill.
Navajo Nation Council delegates on Thursday overwhelmingly opposed plans to build a gondola tram and resort at the confluence of the Colorado and Little Colorado rivers.
Navajo legislative officials said Grand Canyon Escalade bill is delayed a week because tribal lawmakers discontinued its Thursday meeting resulting from a lack of quorum. Although the Navajo Nation Council’s Naabik’iyati’ committee took up some items on its agenda,...