Shutdown Ripples Through Nevada Facilities

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Federal law enforcers are still working in Nevada, Nellis Air Force Base remains at the ready and federal prosecutors are in court.

But 1,100 civilian employees have been sent home from the Nellis base outside Las Vegas, and hundreds of federal parks, water and land management employees are among 800,000 federal workers furloughed nationwide.

The government shutdown is having a ripple effect from forests to bombing ranges in a state where nearly 90 percent of land is federally controlled or administered.

Barricades are going up at entrances to Lake Mead National Recreation Area, and campers are being given 48 hours to leave.

Gates are padlocked at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

But Hoover Dam is open to paying visitors, and the vast Nevada National Security Site remains in operation.


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