N.M.: Govt. shutdown expected to cost New Mexico

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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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Rebecca Smith

Rebecca Smith

Rebecca Smith is a Wisconsin native currently living in Illinois with her husband, Eric, and two dogs, Maggie and Grace. She enjoys hiking, biking, kayaking and, of course, camping in cabins and park models.

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