"States Pay Up To Reopen National Parks"

"The National Park Service (NPS) entered into agreements late Friday to reopen certain national parks in Colorado, Arizona, and South Dakota."

"After closing all 401 national parks and furloughing over 20,000 park service employees, Interior Secretary Sally Jewell announced Thursday that she would consider agreements with governors from states with the ability to fund park operations.

Colorado will reopen Rocky Mountain National Park and the Grand Canyon will reopen in Arizona. South Dakota plans to reopen Mount Rushmore National Memorial."

Laura Barron-Lopez reports for The Hill's E2 Wire blog October 12, 2013.

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"Americans Cited for Hiking on Federal Lands, But Drillers Can Keep on Drilling" (Grist)

Source: Hill/E2 Wire, 10/14/2013