Bighorn canyon eyes free admission

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The popular national park property will either be free or see admission increase as early as summer One of the area’s most spectacular views may soon be more, or less, affordable to visit. The current price of admission at Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area is $5 — one of the best deals for outdoor recreation around, said Christy Fleming, chief of interpretation for the park. But Fleming would like to see it even more affordable: free. A recent cost benefit analysis shows the National Park Service property actually spends about three times more on expenses and labor to collect fees than they bring in. “Considering employee time, I.T. staffing, the cost of the kiosk, supplies and travel — all the stuff it takes to collect fees — it costs $257,000...

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Bighorn canyon eyes free admission

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