Kartchner Caverns likely safe from budget cuts

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It looks like Kartchner Caverns will be spared in the latest round of budget-cutting by state parks officials.

The parks board today recommended closing 13 state parks in an effort to make up a $3-Million deficit. The list includes state parks in Southern Arizona -- Red Rock, Picacho Peak and Tombstone Courthouse.

Further cuts could hurt all Arizona state parks.