Saguaro National Park workers return to work, reopen park - Tucson News Now

Saguaro NP workers return to work, reopen park

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

While furloughed government workers head back to work across the U.S. today, locally the Saguaro National Park also is opening for business.

This is certainly good news for those who love to use the park for biking, hiking and other activities, as well as the park's furloughed workers. Later this morning park employees will be removing the locks and opening the Park for business.

Lawmakers in Washington D.C. passed a plan to end the 16 day government shutdown late in the day on Wednesday, meaning park employees who were furloughed could return to work.  Park rangers were on standby last night waiting to get word on whether they too could return to work. 

Saguaro National Park had furloughed nearly 70 workers for the past two weeks; park officials do not believe it will take long to get everything back up and running. They expect to be ready for visitors as soon as possible.

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