And in Arizona, musician, writer and environmental activist Katie Lee has died at the age of 98.
This is Katie Lee, speaking at the age of 95 about the fight against the Glen Canyon Dam on the Colorado River.
Katie Lee: “And that’s when I started writing articles about it. I started singing, writing songs about it. I put out two or three CDs about it. And from then on, it was just constantly working to bring down that dam. And I’m still at it. … I feel about that dam just like I’ve always felt about it: I’d like to blow it up. If I knew how, I’d do that. But I don’t know how. And that’s probably very fortunate. Rivers are supposed to run. They’re not supposed to be dammed up. They’re healthy that way. They feed the planet.”
Katie Lee died on Wednesday at her home in Jerome, Arizona.