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Red Feather Disputes Stilo Claim

March 12, 2012

By Mike Scerbo

Stilo’s claim that Red Feather Properties tried to intimidate two employees are being disputed. The company says its records refute the allegations.

Two employees claimed they were fired after they were questioned about who they would vote for in Tuesday’s recall election.

An email blast and a Facebook post by an organization backed by Stilo alleged voter intimidation.

Red Feather says it has records that show the person accused of making the threat, Julia Aldaz, wasn’t working at the Red Feather Lodge that day. Red Feather says its records show she was in Phoenix attending a conference.

The Red Feather Properties says it has not received any documentation of the former employees’ claims and is unaware of any voter intimidation complaint filed by the two former employees.

 The Tusayan-based company says its records show the two employees in question were fired for missing a mandatory meeting and providing false information to the company.

 The recall election Tuesday pits Mayor Greg Bryan against Tusayan Fire Chief Robert Evans and Vice Mayor Al Montoya against Tusayan native Clarinda Vail. Both Bryan and Montoya have voiced support for the Stilo land use plan.  Vail has opposed it.  Fire Chief Evans has not made the land use plan a major issue in his campaign.

The election is Tuesday. Polling is taking place at the Grand Hotel. Voters with any questions can call (928) 679-7860.