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“At that time it wasn't a bad decision,” Uberuaga said. “But it was something that we're not going to have go on this time.”
Uberuaga says a decision has been made at higher levels, that running a federal park is a core operation of government that only Congress can fund.
“And until we have
federal appropriations, the National Parks Service is not opening any park,” Uberuaga
said. “It's not the Statue of Liberty.
The stance makes moot the $25,000 pledge of Red Feather Properties, operator of a lodge in nearby Tusayan, and calls by some lawmakers for the state to come up with the funds.