Posted: Apr 11, 2011 2:53 PM by Katy Harris - Montana's News Station
Updated: Apr 11, 2011 3:23 PM
WEST GLACIER, MT - Friday's last minute federal budget deal means that the government's 800,000 civilian employees stayed on the job, America's armed forces will continue to get paid and the nation's 393 national parks, monuments and historic sites remain open.
That includes Glacier and Yellowstone National Parks. A shutdown would have meant a loss of $32 million in revenue a day, for the country's national parks services.
Glacier Park employees made plans for a possible closure; which would have meant those employees would go on furlough, they would tell visitors to leave all campsites and all recreational activity would stop.
But with a deal now in place, it's business as usual.