Landmarks across the United States reopen

Many national landmarks across the US are reopening after being shut down for several weeks. New York’s Statue of Liberty and the Grand Canyon in Arizona were closed after the federal budget impasse in September caused the closure of the country’s National Parks. The two landmarks have reached deals with the federal government while Mount Rushmore will also be reopening after a deal was struck … Continue reading Landmarks across the United States reopen

How do you shut down a National Park?

Since midnight last night the National Park Service in the US has been shut down. Due to the Federal shutdown caused by the latest budget impasse the parks themselves have been closed and even the website turned off. In accord with the Interior Department’s contingency plan: “All areas of the National Park and National Wildlife Refuge Systems would be closed and public access would be … Continue reading How do you shut down a National Park?