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Jun 21, 2014 — The Park Service said it made the decision after several drones disturbed the peace at different parks. The agency will later propose permanent regulation.
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Mar 3, 2014 — The Department of Interior said the 16-day partial shutdown resulted in 7.88 million fewer visitors to national parks in October 2013.
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Oct 11, 2013 — The Grand Canyon and the Statue of Liberty will reopen after Arizona and New York struck deals to foot the bill. Utah's Republican governor, Gary Herbert, wasted no time in wiring $1.67 million to Washington overnight so that some of the park areas in his state can open as early as today.
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Oct 11, 2013 — Also: Syria's rebels accused of killing civilians; and Utah finds a way to reopen its national parks.
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Oct 10, 2013 — A dozen of the busiest and biggest U.S. national parks have lost some 7 million visitors because of the partial government shutdown. That's costing the parks and nearby communities tens of millions of dollars a day and potentially hundreds of jobs, according to a new report.
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Jun 7, 2013 — If a family vacation to Yellowstone or the Grand Tetons makes you fear for your waistline — or for your palate — there's good news: The National Park Service is revamping its menus to offer more healthful, local and fancier fare. How does a jumbo lump crab cake or almond-baked chicken sound to you?
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