N.M. Owner Says Shutdown Hurting Business (1/21/2019)

Story by Woodall's Campground Management
New Mexico tourism officials said the shutdown in 2013 cost the national parks, monuments and surrounding communities more than $2.3 million. The current shutdown is nearly twice as long, but the full scope of the economic impact is still unknown, according to KOB4.
 
"It's slowed everybody down. So, everybody's hours are decreasing,” said Tammy, who manages an RV park in Whites City outside Carlsbad Caverns. "Not quite a ghost town, I mean we are getting people, but not like we would."
 
Some people are still entering the national monuments. On Sunday (Jan. 20), people could be seen walking around a locked gate at the Petroglyph National Monument.

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