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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — 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.
“It’s slowed everybody down. So, everybody’s hours are decreasing,” said Tammy, who manages the RV Park in Whites City outside Carlsbad Caverns. “Not quite a ghost town, but I mean we are getting people, but like we would.”
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