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6/4/2013 4:19:00 PM
Route to Skywalk closed by landowner
Suzanne Adams-Ockrassa
Miner Staff Reporter

KINGMAN - Diamond Bar Road, the main route to Grand Canyon West and the Skywalk, is closed to all tourism traffic.

The Mohave County Sheriff's Office confirmed that Nigel Turner, the owner of Grand Canyon Ranch, has closed Diamond Bar Road to all tourism traffic, including tour buses.

"He's letting people that work there through, but he's not letting any tourists or tour buses through," said MCSO Spokeswoman Trish Carter.

Turner closed the road around noon and said he would reopen it once the Hualapai Tribe's contractor, Fann Construction, has removed their equipment from his property.

The closure ups the ante in a feud between Turner and the Hualapai tribe, which runs the Skywalk. The conflict over the road across Turner's property has been going on for years, but Turner recently started imposing a toll - $20 per adult, $10 per child and $500 for tour buses - on people crossing his property.

He said the tribe has not followed through on agreements governing the road, and he complains that visitors litter and damage his property. A tribal spokesman said Turner is hurting tourism in Mohave County.

See Wednesday's Daily Miner for more on this story.

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Reader Comments

Posted: Thursday, June 6, 2013
Article comment by: Ernest Matthews


Posted: Thursday, June 6, 2013
Article comment by: tired of this mess

Why doesn't the state let the hualapais claim there bankruptcy, give all there assets to david jin to equal what they stole from him. Then the state comes in and turns it into another National Park, lowers the prices, fixes the road, puts Nigel and the Hualapais out of business and everyone is happy. Then it will be run like it should be.

Posted: Thursday, June 6, 2013
Article comment by: anonymous anonymous

Karma? I think Jin is out of the picture, this fool is in legal trouble and the tribe still owns the glass walk way!

Posted: Wednesday, June 5, 2013
Article comment by: Do it Right

I'm not saying who is right or wrong right now but the dirt road that goes to the Skywalk was scenic but now is not. Doesn't this just make you upset? They messed up someone else's land, is this right?
On the other hand, closing the road that goes to a place who generate's a lot of money for the area is closed to tourists is this right as well?
Why does everyone have to ruin the scenery? That is the real problem. Think about that.

Posted: Wednesday, June 5, 2013
Article comment by: Bobby jay

Mr. Jin has to be laughing karma can be a S.O.B.

Posted: Tuesday, June 4, 2013
Article comment by: Capt. Nice

If the shoe was on the other foot do you think the tribe would charge to go across their property! Definitely!
Kind of funny really!

Posted: Tuesday, June 4, 2013
Article comment by: V Stokes

Well...sometimes you have to keep pushing to get the issue resolved.

Posted: Tuesday, June 4, 2013
Article comment by: anonymous anonymous

He must have discovered his little game of charging a fee might open him up to multiple law suits from every person he extorted a fee out of, since doubt the judge who issued the ruling he could legally charge a toll on a road built by county is legally his, since easements and rights of way laws will have to be litigated in a court! He just might be compounding his legal issues with shutting down a road he does not legally own! By the time he is done paying the legal fees to his attorneys and the legal judgments against him he will likely not be so arrogant!

Posted: Tuesday, June 4, 2013
Article comment by: Childish .

This really makes me mad this affects 100's of workers families in Kingman and surrounding areas! Including mine!!

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