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Bodaway-Gap Votes to Approve Escalade

Navajo Times, Oct.4, 2012 – Bodaway Opens Door to Escalade Cindy Yurth reports  in the Oct. 4 edition of the Navajo Times that the Bodaway-Gap Chapter voted to approve the Grand Canyon Escalade project Wednesday afternoon.  To see the full article click here.  According to Ms. Yurth the resolution to withdraw up to 420 acres on the cliff above the confluence of the Colorado and Little Colorado rivers, paving the way for a huge new resort with a tramway to the floor of the Grand Canyon. passed by seven votes. According to the Navajo Times article the debate focused on economic development vs....

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Navajo Chapter Vote May Pave Way For Grand Canyon Tramway

KNAU Arizona Public Radio Gillian Ferris Kohl reports for KNAU Arizona Public Radio that that the Bodaway-Gap Chapter house voted on Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2012 to approve the proposed Grand Canyon Escalade project.  For a direct link to the article click here.  Kohl reports as follows: A Navajo Nation Chapter House passed a resolution Wednesday that may pave the way for a resort and tramway along the Little Colorado River in the Grand Canyon. Arizona Public Radio’s Gillian Ferris Kohl reports. Members of the Bodaway/Gap Chapter passed the resolution by seven votes. It specifically withdraws up to 420 acres along the cliff...

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Grand Canyon Escalade Recieves Support from Navajo Practitioners

PRESS ADVISORY: Bodaway-Gap, Navajo Nation, Arizona October 03, 2012 4:20:00 PM The Grand Canyon Escalade project planned for the South Rim of the Grand Canyon on the Navajo Reservation received the support of four local Navajo Practitioners. According to the Navajo Nation Office of Din4 Culture, Language, and Community Service, “the Navajo practitioner holds one of the highest honors in the Navajo family, clan, community and society. A practitioner has leadership qualities, is a counselor, and a healer with traditional ceremonial knowledge.” The four practioners, Mr. Roger Begay and Mr. Leslie Hosteen of Tuba City, Mr. Leo Edison of...

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Local Community Offers Support to Esclade

1,600 signatures presented in support of Escalade Marley Shebala of the Navajo Times WINDOW ROCK reports that members of the Bodaway-Gap Chapter met with the Navajo Nation Resources and Development Committee and President Ben Shelley and presented over 1600 signatures in support of the Grand Canyon Escalade project.  According to Shebala’s article posted September 20, 2012: About 30 community members from the Bodaway-Gap Chapter presented Navajo Nation President Ben Shelly and the Navajo Nation Council’s Resources and Development Committee with 1,600 signatures in support for the proposed Grand Canyon Escalade on Tuesday. The proposed $200 million escalade project would be located...

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Bodaway/Gap Chapter Group Supporting Grand Canyon Escalade

Resources and Development Committee listens to Bodaway/Gap Chapter group supporting development of Grand Canyon Escalade project – Navajo-Hopi Observer – Flagstaff, Arizona. Supporters say project would create jobs, enabling Navajo family members to remain on the reservation while providing for their families Navajo-Hopi Observer   9/25/2012 10:38:00 AM An artist’s rendering of the Riverwalk portion of a proposed development to be located on the western edge of the Navajo Nation Reservation above the confluence of the Colorado River and the Little Colorado River, about 100 miles by road from Interstate 40 and Flagstaff, Ariz. Submitted photo Navajo-Hopi Observer ST. MICHAELS, Ariz. – The Resources...

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Grand Canyon Visitors

The Grand Canyon attracts more than five million visitors every year to Grand Canyon National Park and Grand Canyon West (home to the Skywalk on the Hualapai Indian Reservation).  Grand Canyon Escalade is located on the western edge of the Navajo Nation reservation at the confluence of the Colorado River and the Little Colorado River located about 100 miles (161 kilometers) by road from Interstate-40 and Flagstaff, Arizona.  From Flagstaff, Escalade is only 12 miles further than the Grand Canyon Village at South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park. Almost 24% of the U.S. population, more than 73 million...

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Let’s Get to the Bottom of This…

“WOW!  How can I get to the bottom?” is the question that visitors think about after viewing the Canyon’s majesty. The Grand Canyon market averages around five million visitors a year. The average Grand Canyon National Park (GCNP) visitor spends less than an hour at the Canyon rim due to the passive, drive-by nature of the experience. After the 2007 opening of the Skywalk, Grand Canyon West saw their attendance increase a dramatic sevenfold, thus demonstrating the “new visitor” market growth potential for an innovative, safe, affordable, and once-in-a-lifetime excursion. In spite of trucking in potable water, hauling out...

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Grand Canyon National Park – Land Use Comparison

Grand Canyon Village began as a camp in the 1880′s. The Village’s cacophony of architectural styles was cobbled together by the Santa Fe Railroad, which began service to the Canyon in 1901. The development layout was done by the Railroad to accommodate train passengers, with cars and buses being an afterthought. Since its establishment as a National Park in 1907, the Village has grown into the most highly visited location in the National Park System, with over 4 million visitors per year.With this popularity has come sprawl, congestion, and outdated facilities. The Village now consists of 1,086 rentable rooms,...

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Master Land Use Plan

Grand Canyon Escalade is being designed to enable public access to the majestic Grand Canyon while minimizing adverse environmental impacts and preserving historical, cultural and religious areas on or in the Canyon. The Escalade gondola tramway to the Canyon floor will provide a unique and unmatched ability for the casual tourist to actually visit the Canyon floor and the Colorado River, providing an opportunity to combine awe inspiring views from the Canyon’s rim, as well as from the Canyon floor. Pedestrian friendly arcades will allow visitors to access Artisan Studios and Galleries along the Canyon rim, which will offer...

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