Shutdown impact: Utah footing bill to reopen parks, Congress ensures death benefit continues

  • by: The Associated Press , Associated Press
  • Updated: October 13, 2013 - 11:20 AM

The government shutdown continues with some hope for those who would like to visit the nation's national parks: The Obama administration said it would allow the states to use their own money to pay for park operations. Arizona, Colorado, New York, North Dakota and Utah were among those that jumped at the chance.

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