'An Engineering Feat'

Glen Canyon Dam: 50 years of power celebrated

By Krista Allen
Western Agency Bureau

PAGE, Ariz., Oct. 2, 2014

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(Times photo - Krista Allen)

Diné hoop dancer Joseph Secody from Kaibeto, Ariz. was one of three entertainers on Sept. 27 at Glen Canyon Dam's 50 Years of Power Celebration at the visitor's center. Secody is training for the World Hoop Championships.

After announcing the half-billion dollar settlement with the Navajo Nation in Window Rock, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewel took a short hike to Horse Shoe Bend the next day with local officials including Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick.

That afternoon on Sept. 27, Jewel was the keynote speaker at Glen Canyon Dam’s 50 Years of Power Celebration where she and four other officials addressed a large gathering.

National Public Lands Day marked the 50th anniversary of power generation by Glen Canyon Dam. But Jewel said it was actually the anniversary of the opening of the West.

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