Monthly Archives: October 2013

Reopening the Parks

I feel compelled to wrap up this saga.  Today was my first day back in Catoctin’s archives, the same place I was working the morning of the shutdown. Cars were parked in the parking lot and visitors enlivened the visitor … Continue reading

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Shutdown Showdown and the Battle over National Parks, Week Two

Today, we enter Week Three of the shutdown and are now only two days away from the debt ceiling debacle. I am not touching that madness. Instead, I want to recap the past week. Week Two started with much vitriol … Continue reading

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Shutdown Showdown and the Battle over National Parks, Week One

  I write “Week One” hoping that this is the only week of the government shutdown, but fearing it may go on longer. On October 1, I watched my NPS colleagues at Catoctin Mountain Park barricade the park and posted … Continue reading

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