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Grand Canyon West gives county residents a free day

KINGMAN - Grand Canyon West is inviting all Mohave County residents to enjoy a free day at the spectacular resort community.

"On Feb. 17, Grand Canyon West Manager Robert Bravo is inviting Mohave County residents to visit the site of our soon-to-be-open Glass Bridge Skywalk on the Canyon," said Allison Raskansky, Grand Canyon West director of Marketing.

"Grand Canyon West is one of the most beautiful areas of our county," Chairman of the Board of Supervisors Pete Byers said.

"I hope to be there that day. I know the Hualapai Tribe. They are wonderful people who have done a magnificent job in building this resort destination, and I'm pleased that they are sponsoring a free day of food and entertainment for Mohave County residents," he said.

Opening ceremonies for the day will begin at 10 a.m. Food and entertainment are all part of the day. There will also be Native American performers.

The event will last until 2 p.m.

"We are basically offering our Spirit package, which is a $50 value, free to Mohave County residents to meet them and introduce them to this beautiful area," she said.

"The food, entertainment, shuttle, tours, everything will be available. Residents need only show identification that they live in Mohave County when they enter at the terminal."

Residents will be able to see some of the engineering that went into the construction of the skywalk; however, it is not quite ready to be unveiled. It is scheduled to roll out over the Grand Canyon in March.

A private media event will be held on March 20 during which former astronaut Buzz Aldrin will take the first walk above the Grand Canyon.

Current astronauts will be present when the skywalk opens to the public on March 28.

During and after that opening, Mohave County residents will receive a 25-percent discount.

For more information, call Destination Grand Canyon at (707) 878-WEST or (877) 716-9378.

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