The Navajo Nation has filed a motion to intervene in a proposal to build a dam at Big Canyon, near the site where a developer three years ago was kicked out after trying to build a gondola tram and tourist resort.
The deadline is quickly approaching to send comments to Federal Energy Regulatory Commission about Big Canyon in Western Navajo Nation.
Federal officials have given the green light to a developer who wants to build a dam to capture scarce water in drought-like conditions near the confluence of the Colorado and Little Colorado rivers.
Rita Bilagody, a Tuba City resident, led the fight against Phoenix developers, who proposed to develop a tourist resort at Grand Canyon East Rim. She called the proposal “The Monster.” That was, until she contracted the coronavirus. This is her story.