Over the weekend, the Hopi Tribal Council unanimously agreed to approve a resolution formally opposing the development of the proposed Grand Canyon Escalade project. Tribal officials say the area in which the development is planned is an ancient sacred site where modern Hopis continue to go to leave prayer offerings. Hopi Vice Chairman Herman Honanie says the location is "unacceptable to Hopi religious leaders, practitioners and the Hopi people". He says the Hopi tribe has original title and use of the area.
The 23rd Flagstaff Festival of Science begins tonight, and this year's theme is water. Over the next ten days, there will be dozens of water-related events, including a talk by the grand daughter of legendary filmmaker, Jacques Cousteau. Arizona Public Radio's Shelley Smithson spoke with festival organizer Bonnie Stevens.
*Cousteau's talk is tonight at 7:00 at NAU's Ardrey Auditorium*
Motor Excellence is a four year old company developing electric motor technologies. After more than doubling its workforce in the past year to 56 full time positions, the board decided yesterday to lay off 16 people. President Jon MrKonich said it was a business decision, so the company could focus getting their core products to market.