Grand Canyon Escalade dies another death

  A proposal to drop a gondola ride into the east rim of Grand Canyon suffered another blow Saturday. The project, known as Grand Canyon Escalade, had a couple of moving parts: a bill before the Navajo Nation Council and a 2012 resolution passed by the Bodaway-Gap Chapter. The council voted overwhelmingly against the bill last fall. But the Bodaway-Gap resolution remained on the books. … Continue reading Grand Canyon Escalade dies another death

Grand Canyon helicopter crash – how did we get here?

Analysis: A fatal helicopter crash at the Grand Canyon’s west end is the latest chapter in a story that goes back decades. The crash killed three people and injured four others, but dozens have been killed in around Grand Canyon over the years. How did we get here? The short answer is money. The longer answer is tangled in flight regulation, politics and bureaucracy, a … Continue reading Grand Canyon helicopter crash – how did we get here?