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Tusayan Mayor Greg Bryan said the closure of Grand Canyon National Park has hit his town's economy and wondered why park service officials had not planned for a government shutdown in advance. (JACK FITZPATRICK/Cronkite News)

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Committee jousts over closing of Grand Canyon

WASHINGTON - Tusayan Mayor Greg Bryan told House lawmakers Wednesday that closing Grand Canyon National Park has devastated his town's economy and he criticized federal government officials for not acting sooner to reopen it.