The Odessa Record -

By Rob Coffman
Lincoln County Commissioner 

Commish's Corner

Shutdown is different under new administration

 

Last updated 1/25/2018 at 12:04pm



In 2013, the federal government shut down for 16 days. What that meant for those of us wishing to access our very own Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area at that time, was nothing short of unbelievable. Operating under a contingency plan for a lapse in funding developed by the director of the National Park Service (a presidential appointee), in conjunction with the Secretary of the Interior (a presidential cabinet post), the Park Service spent untold taxpayer dollars to physically block access to over 600 miles of shoreline, 26 different boat launches, 35 campgrounds and hundreds of acc...



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