National park funding not covered by budget bill
DENVER — The U.S. Interior Department says Congress will have to decide whether to repay states that decided to re-open national parks during the partial government shutdown.
Colorado agreed to pay the $40,000 a day needed to operate Rocky Mountain National Park and pay its employees during the shutdown.
According to the Denver Post, the government did not include reimbursement for national parks when it passed a temporary spending bill earlier this week.