State Will Foot Bill to Reopen Grand Canyon National Park for Seven Days
The US Nationals Parks – Mount Rushmore, the Statue of Liberty and Grand Canyon will resume under the conditions of a deal reached late Friday between Gov. Jan. Brewer and federal officials. The state will pay $651,000 to cover a week’s worth of costs to reinstate the entire park for seven days.
The funding, $93,000 a day will come from a mix of state and “other” dollars. This includes money from Tusayan businesses. The town of Tusayan and its businesses could contribute up to $426,500.
The Grand Canyon closed Oct. 1, 2013 when a partial government shutdown took effect.