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Grand Canyon, other parks to be reimbursed for funds spent in shutdown

The National Park Service said it will reimburse parks, like the Grand Canyon, that were forced to dip into local maintenance funds to remain partially open during the recent five-week government shutdown.

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Guests Column: Steps are being taken to ensure parks are protected, with limited basic services

As the lapse in appropriations continues, it has become clear that highly visited parks with limited staff have urgent needs that cannot be addressed solely through the generosity of our partners.