Amid Shutdown, Services Limited at National Seashore

Joy Montgomery
January 23, 2018

Cache St., will temporarily operate as a regional visitor's center. The Chamber phone number is 307-733-3316.

The National Elk Refuge's web site at will not be updated in the interim and may be temporarily taken off-line. "Count on it", Arizona's Republican Gov. Doug Ducey said on social media.

Watch a Supreme Court argument: The highest court in the land would remain open.

Licensed Battlefield Guides are available and giving battlefield tours.

And Kate Kelly, public lands director at the Center for American Progress and an Interior official during the Obama administration, accused Zinke of "using the national parks as pawns in some political game". Questions related to bison hunting can be directed to the Wyoming Game & Fish Department's Jackson Office at 420 N. Cache Street or (307) 733-2321. Workers deemed essential, including those dealing with public safety and national security, keep working. "We love to have the public come and see us".

But some conservationists said that the shutdown, which could end soon now that senators have reached a bipartisan compromise to reopen the government, highlighted the risks associated with the Trump administration's strategy.

And Bowser said she has called on her agencies "where we are able, to step in for the federal government".

HEALTHCARE: The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services will continue to process applications for open enrollment, and the Medicare program for the elderly and disabled is expected to continue functioning largely without disruption, according to the Department of Health and Human Services.

Big Bend National Park remained open to visitors Saturday, but the visitor center was closed.

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Emergency response will generally not be available.

Ranger-led snowshoe hikes will not be available. For the most current information on services offered by Yellowstone National Park Lodges, visit

Access to Yellowstone National Park's south entrance will continue, including staging and winter services that are now available at Headwaters Lodge at Flagg Ranch.

The federal government will stop paying staff for duties that are classed as "non-essential", which affects many but not all tourist facilities in the country.

While visitors can access and hike on the trail, there will be no visitor services, maintenance or other management activities. "We'll stay as accessible as possible, but if it snows we aren't authorized to plow the Park Loop Road or parking lots".

In an interview Monday, park superintendent Dan Wenk said that one of the concession operators that is authorized to conduct snowmobile tours through Yellowstone - and was allowed to continue doing so even as most park employees stopped work this weekend - violated park rules. In the event of risky conditions, all park roads and developed areas will close.

The park service estimates it will furlough about 21,000 employees. Transportation services between Mammoth and Old Faithful will operate as usual. Non-commercially guided snowmobile trips will not be allowed during the shutdown.

Grand Teton National Park: Entrance gates will be open, but not staffed.

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