"There is nothing so American as our national parks. The scenery and wildlife are native. The fundamental idea behind the parks is native. It is, in brief, that the country belongs to the people, that it is in process of making for the enrichment of the lives of all of us. The parks stand as the outward symbol of this great human principle." Franklin D. Roosevelt

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Will There Be A Government Shutdown?

Chet and Dan from KBZK
The possible government shutdown has been a regular topic in the Park lately.  There has been lots of worries, rumors, and confusion on what will exactly happen.  With time ticking away we seem to be heading closer to the Park being shutdown.  The television crews from neighboring towns were in the Park yesterday filming and interviewing people on how a government shutdown would affect them.  The store was also a location that these film crews came to.  I was asked to do an on camera interview but I declined.  The crew was given permission to film the inside of the store.  I decided to turn the camera on the crew and take a picture of them.

Snow has been piling up in the interior these past few days, and more is expected.....quite a bit more.  I am to head to Canyon this morning as long as there is admin travel.  I need to be in West Yellowstone tomorrow morning by 10:00 and depending on the snow levels and admin travel tomorrow I will be either traveling through the Park or driving all the way around (to Bozeman and down --- a 4 hour drive).  

Snow and a possible government shutdown are complicating matters here.