Visitors return to Zion National Park, neighboring businesses

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  • yankees27 Heber, Utah
    Oct. 14, 2013 11:18 a.m.

    To the posters above- States open the parks with their (our) money for economic reasons. Tourist dollars mean alot to many counties in Southern Utah. The feds didn't open these parks, the states did!
    If the NIH, CDC, and NSF are economically important to your area, go talk to your state leaders and see if you can get them open. Being from Florida, you should worry about your state, not ours. Ours is doing rather well, can you say the same? By the way, it's not just Republicans to blame. Both parties are currently acting like babies in my opinion, and neither are thinking about Americans first, but rather they want their party to look good. It's disgusting the BOTH parties act like teenage girls.

  • Itsjstmeagain Merritt Island, Fl
    Oct. 13, 2013 12:46 p.m.

    It is most curious that a Republican Radical TP House member demands the shut down of the Govt. but will close a blind eye to this. I agree with the Skeptical Chymist, we certainly have the wrong idea of "critical functions". No one died or was hurt if a park was or was not open, but Science is a throwaway. If you are concerned about your fortune, there are a million and more who were shoved out of work to include Defense. I tend to think that is more important that someone selling trinkets marked "Made in China".
    Be careful and read the history of Yosemite Park. Your County and State will soon have mining and oil drilling, and hotels and businesses within the Parks if they take ownership.

  • The Skeptical Chymist SALT LAKE CITY, UT
    Oct. 13, 2013 10:07 a.m.

    Isn't this wonderful! The National Institutes of Health, the Center for Disease Control, the National Science Foundation, are all shut down, but we can still go and have fun at the National Parks.

    When payback comes to the tea party in 2014, it will not be pretty!