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Old 10-03-2013   #1
 
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Grand canyon closed?

I just got this through the PDX kayaker yahoo group.

"Can anyone confirm reports that people trying to launch at Lee's Ferry are being turned away because of the government shutdown? "

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Old 10-03-2013   #2
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Yup, threads are started already on here, it's pretty well documented
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Just thinking is the federal govt is shit down and people aren't coming to work, does that mean permit anarchy? Show and go? Maybe wishful thinking, but there has to be a bright side to the silliness in DC
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No people who have permits are being denied by National Park Service...
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https://www.mountainbuzz.com/forums/f...isk-50459.html

https://www.mountainbuzz.com/forums/f...own-50562.html

https://www.mountainbuzz.com/forums/f...-gc-50519.html

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Who the hell uses yahoo groups anymore
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Fox news has a top of the page story about it, (I was surprised) Arizona's governor is working to get it re-opened. I re-read my post, sorry I sounded like an ass. I was trying to be helpful, that yes there is information about the closure on the Buzz. It's pretty upsetting to hear about people's dreams getting squashed. I think I'd be finding a new launch at all cost. Frankly, to me the reward would be worth the risk. Sorry to all that are affected by the Closures everywhere in the USA. Sad time here in the ole USA.
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Nothing like Fox spin "With the partial suspension of U.S. government services showing no signs of ending, tourists will continue to be turned away from the Grand Canyon, despite a push by Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer and local businesses to reopen the state's signature national park." She sounds like an undaunted hero in this when just a day or two ago she claimed it wasn't a priority.

But just so folks know....when the AZ and private individuals funded GCNP in 1995 it was just a limited section of the park on the south rim, from the sounds of it to Mather Point. I for one don't think the state should be funding the NPS but if you disagree than Tom had the contact information and was calling for letters in another thread. He has been working on it all week.

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Quote:
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https://www.mountainbuzz.com/forums/f...isk-50459.html

https://www.mountainbuzz.com/forums/f...own-50562.html

https://www.mountainbuzz.com/forums/f...-gc-50519.html

Enough reading on the topic to keep you busy all morning, didn't even have to use the search function....
Nice.

THREE posts and this question still pops up.....
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Interesting to note that during the 1995 gov't shutdown the GC remained open to boaters......Is there any possibility that the politicians are trying to create pain and anger????
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