FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. —
“It was a bit of disbelief that they could close a place like the Grand Canyon,” said Del Monte, of Chandler. “We’re grateful politics got pushed to the side.”
Follow Michelle Price at https://twitter.com/michellelprice . Price contributed from Salt Lake City. Also, contributing to this report were Associated Press writers Matthew Daly in Washington, Brady McCombs in Utah, Brian Skoloff and Bob Christie in Arizona, Ken Ritter in Nevada, Colleen Slevin in Colorado, Mead Gruver in Wyoming, David Lieb in Missouri, Jonathan Lemire and Michael Virtanen in New York, and Chet Brokaw in South Dakota.