She is one of my favorite girls in the political world, and sings Happy Birthday like an angel. She has a million dollar smile and people just feel very comfortable around her because she is comfortable around them. She has a tough job in Arizona with the border so near, but she does it with spunk. She is a very awesome lady. I read today that she offered to keep Grand Canyon open with state funds for a while during all of this fiasco with government shut down, debt ceiling standoff and Obamacare horrible start up. Then I read that she was told no.
Why ? I just do not understand it.
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer said Friday that federal officials declined her offer to reopen the Grand Canyon using state funds.
“I offered to reopen the Grand Canyon to visitors by using state money, but federal officials declined my offer,” Brewer said in a Facebook post. “I really shouldn’t be surprised that the Obama Administration doesn’t want Arizona’s help.”
The National Parks Service closed all national parks, including the Grand Canyon, to the public earlier this week, blaming the federal government shutdown.
An NPS official said as long as the government is shut down, the Grand Canyon will remain closed to the public.
“I appreciate the support and I thanked them for the offer, but it’s not an offer we can accept,” said park superintendent Dave Uberuaga, according to Fox News.
Private businesses, affected by the closure of the iconic park, have also offered to pay for the park to reopen.
Businesses have pledged over $100,000 and a town council committed $200,000 to open one of the viewpoints, according to Fox News.
Those offers were all reportedly rejected.
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Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) — The government shutdown is being felt close to home for some locals. They say they’re being forced out of private homes on Lake Mead because they sit on federal land.
Joyce Spencer is 77-years-old and her husband Ralph is 80. They’ve been spending most of their time in the family ice cream store since going home isn’t an option.
The Spencers never expected to be forced out of their Lake Mead home, which they’ve owned since the 70s, but on Thursday, a park ranger said they had 24 hours to get out.
“I had to go to town today and buy Ralph undershirts and jeans because I forgot his pants,” Joyce Spencer told Action News.
The Stewart’s Point home sits on federal land, so even though the Spencers own their cabin outright, they’re not allowed in until the government reopens.
Park officials said property owners can visit only to retrieve belongings; they sent Action News a statement which reads in part, “Unfortunately overnight stays are not permitted until a budget is passed and the park can reopen.”