Future of five Utah state parks in doubt

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Future of five Utah state parks in doubt

By TOM WHARTON The Salt Lake TribuneUpdated Feb 8, 2011 07:57PM MDT

A legislative audit of Utah’s state parks recommends closing five facilities. But potential visitors and affected communities shouldn’t panic yet.Division Director Mary Tulius says there are no plans to close any parks, at least for a year, and the agency is looking for partners and other funding sources to keep them open.The Natural Resource, Agriculture and Environmental Quality Appropriation subcommittee has already recommended cutting $3 million in parks’ general funding. It will hear from...
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