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FLAGSTAFF — Teeth-chattering. Axle-busting. Head-pounding.
File - In this March 20, 2007 file photo, the Skywalk hangs over the Grand Canyon on the Hualapai Indian Reservation at Grand Canyon West, Ariz., prior to a grand opening ceremony. The Hualapai Tribe is holding a groundbreaking event on a project to pave the road leading to the Grand Canyon Skywalk. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, file)
Private companies that do business on reservations with tribes and their corporations cannot automatically ask federal courts to intercede when legal disputes erupt, a federal appeals court ruled Friday.
SAN FRANCISCO — A Las Vegas developer has been bounced between tribal and federal court in an effort to protect his financial interest in the Grand Canyon Skywalk, a popular glass bridge that extends from the canyon's edge on tribal land in western Arizona.
FLAGSTAFF — An arbitrator has awarded a Las Vegas developer about $28 million in a contract dispute over the Grand Canyon Skywalk.
BACAVI, Ariz. (AP) - The small plots below the curve of a steep gravel road seem an unlikely place to grow crops, as does the sandy slope near a busy freeway and the cliff side of a tribal village.
FLAGSTAFF - The operators of the Grand Canyon Skywalk will be hauling water to the remote attraction after a pipeline froze and burst.
HUALAPAI INDIAN RESERVATION - Few tourist attractions at the Grand Canyon have generated as much hype as the Skywalk, the mammoth glass-bottomed deck that extends 70 feet (21 meters) past the rim of the Grand Canyon and offers breathtaking views 4,000 feet (1,219 meters) over the canyon floor.
People walk on the Skywalk during the First Walk event at the Grand Canyon on the Hualapai Indian Reservation at Grand Canyon West, Ariz., Tuesday, March 20, 2007.
“I’ve had enough with the idiots on the news media fussing about the Indians building the (Grand Canyon) Skywalk. It’s their land and we’ve abused them for years. So why fuss a little about something that takes up about 200 feet of the canyon?”
HUALAPAI INDIAN RESERVATION - Indian leaders and a former astronaut stepped gingerly beyond the Grand Canyon's rim Tuesday, staring through the glass floor and into the 4,000-foot chasm below during the opening ceremony for a new observation deck.
People walk on the Skywalk during the First Walk event at the Grand Canyon on the Hualapai Indian Reservation at Grand Canyon West, Ariz., Tuesday.
“The Grand Canyon SkyWalk is an atrocious design (violating) the most basic fundamentals of architectural aesthetics.”
PHOENIX - An Indian tribe fastened a massive glass-bottomed walkway to the edge of the Grand Canyon on Wednesday as part of an ambitious tourism center that has angered environmentalists and some tribal members.
A crowd of tourists watch the rollout of the Skywalk on the Hualapai Indian Reservation in Grand Canyon West, Ariz., Wednesday.
HUALAPAI INDIAN RESERVATION - A struggling Indian tribe is hoping to change its fortunes by luring tourists out over the edge of the Grand Canyon on a glass-bottom observation deck 4,000 feet above the Colorado River. It’s called the Skywalk, a horseshoe-shaped walkway that will jut from the Canyon’s lip.
An artist’s rendering shows the Hualapai Indian tribe’s Skywalk, a glassbottom deck 4,000 feet above the Colorado River hanging over the western edge of the Grand Canyon.