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The Grand Canyon Protection Plan was put in place in Feruary 2018 to keep the park operational in the face of a government shutdown. (Erin Ford/WGCN)

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Trump rejects suggested short-term government shutdown fix

Grand Canyon reopens entrance stations at South Rim, Desert view with visitor recreation fees

President Donald Trump Jan. 14 rejected the suggestion that he temporarily reopen the government while negotiations continue on his proposed border wall, signaling no speedy resolution to the partial government shutdown now into a fourth week.

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Shutdown 101: What to expect from Grand Canyon when the government shuts down

While many American’s won’t feel harsh effects of a government shutdown, national and international visitors who have been planning a once-in-a-lifetime trip to the Grand Canyon might feel a few moments of panic with their vacation plans in flux.