FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) -- A federal lawsuit that raised objections to a proposed contract for services at the Grand Canyon's South Rim has been dismissed.
Court documents filed this week show that Xanterra Parks & Resorts and the National Park Service agreed on the dismissal. Xanterra won't be able to refile the lawsuit on the same grounds.
Xanterra had alleged in the lawsuit that a proposal for a new, 15-year contract would give an unfair advantage to a competitor and would result in a money-losing operation. The Park Service has canceled that proposal and hasn't said when a new one might be issued.
Xanterra recently was awarded a temporary contract to continue running the most iconic hotels and restaurants, and mule rides at the South Rim through 2015.