Government Shutdown Looms, Chamizal Could Close
POSTED: Friday, April 8, 2011 - 2:01pm
UPDATED: Saturday, April 9, 2011 - 1:17pm
EL PASO - If the government shuts down, it would affect all national parks - including one right here in El Paso.
Gates would close at Chamizal National Memorial at 12:01 a.m. Saturday morning if congress cannot agree on a budget. Only law enforcement would continue working, to keep the grounds secured. This would affect anyone who enjoys walking, working out, eating lunch, or touring the park and museum.
Right now park staff says they are preparing for a shutdown. If that happens, they, too, would have to wait for a paycheck.