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GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. (AP) -- A settlement is in the works in a lawsuit filed by a concessionaire over a lucrative contract at the Grand Canyon.
A hearing scheduled Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Denver was called off so that Xanterra Parks & Resorts and the National Park Service could formalize a settlement.
Court documents say the parties have reached an agreement in principle. Neither Xanterra nor the Park Service would elaborate Tuesday.
Xanterra sued the Park Service in October, alleging a contract proposal for services at the South Rim unfairly benefits a competitor and would result in a money-losing operation. The Park Service denies those allegations.
Xanterra's contract ends Dec. 31.
Officials with the Park Service say they're working on a temporary contract to ensure services to visitors aren't interrupted.
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