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National Parks Re-open Across the West

National Parks Re-open Across the WestNational parks and monuments throughout the West reopened Friday morning, Oct. 18, 2913, as federal appropriations legislation signed by President Obama got the federal government working again. Park rangers were busy Thursday night and into Friday getting parks ready to once again welcome visitors.

The gates to the world's first national park, Yellowstone, were opened after a 16-day closure. Visitors were being encouraged to return to the region to take advantage of the crisp weather and enjoy the last few weeks of the fall season.
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Mount Rushmore, Rocky Mountain National Park Re-opening to Visitors

Mount Rushmore, Rocky Mountain National Park Re-opening to Visitors Two more Western states have reached agreements with the Department of the Interior to open National Park Service sites that provide important jobs and tourist revenue to their local economies.

Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado opened to the pu...
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Utah Strikes Deal to Immediately Re-open Eight National Park Service Sites

Utah Strikes Deal to Immediately Re-open Eight National Park Service Sites Facing an economic disaster for several of its rural communities, the State of Utah has struck a deal with the Department of the Interior to re-open the state's five national parks, Cedar Breaks and Natural Bridges national monuments, and the Glen Ca...
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National Parks Close Due to Federal Budget Impasse

National Parks Close Due to Federal Budget Impasse With Congress and President Obama failing to reach agreement on a new funding bill, on Oct. 1, 2013 the National Park Service began shutting down all parks and monuments, including those throughout the West.

The shutdown means that all national parks ...
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Chiricahua National Monument’s Bonita Canyon Campground Reopens

Chiricahua National Monument’s Bonita Canyon Campground Reopens Editor's Note: On Oct. 1, 2013, the National Park Service began shutting all of its parks and monuments due to a lack of appropriations. When Congress and the President reach an agreement on the federal budget, parks will again reopen, including Chir...
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