posted on Oct, 9 2013 @ 12:00 PM
Could not find this on the site- so I thought I'd post it for many to see.
Looks like landscape photographer Rolf Maeder
got to the Grand Canyon in time before the partial gov. shutdown... to take some beautiful
photographs during sunset and a lightning storm!
I believe all the GC photos were taken on Aug. 30, 2013, a little over a month ago.
You can see the rest at this source
And of course at Rolf Maeder's Photography website, source (photographysedona.com)
An older source
with less photos..
The Grand Canyon has been successfully blocked off by the feds, and shutdown (only the second time since 1919 when the Grand Canyon opened).
About 4.5 million tourists from around the world make the trip every year to the Grand Canyon National Park in northern Arizona, a trek that
pours an estimated $1.3 million a day into nearby communities.
A little about the only previous shutdown affecting the Grand Canyon..
The shutdown that began Tuesday after Congress failed to pass a federal budget has happened once before, in 1995. That shutdown led then-Gov.
Fife Symington to lead a convoy filled with Arizona National Guard troops and state parks officers to the canyon and demand its superintendent open
the gates. The effort failed, but he was able to negotiate a deal where a partial reopening would be paid for by state funds. The federal
government later repaid the state. The closure was the first since the park was created in 1919.
Not this time.. at least not yet. Local businesses have been pledging... and the Arizona Governor Jan Brewer has already offered to use state money
to re-open the Grand Canyon, however- her offer was declined by the feds.
“I offered to reopen the Grand Canyon to visitors by using state money, but federal officials declined my offer,” Brewer said in a Facebook
post. “I really shouldn’t be surprised that the Obama Administration doesn’t want Arizona’s help.”
Rangers arrest 21 for venturing into Grand Canyon post-shutdown
Park authorities have issued citations for 21 tourists and visitors who entered Grand Canyon National Park after the government shutdown
started. And in response — and in the face of the furlough of other workers — the park has bolstered its security team to monitor the land around
2,000 Grand Canyon workers said stranded without food, money to leave
I've don't really have a strong opinion reason for the partial government shutdown..
Is this the plan?
Is Mr. Obama's intransigence solely to blame? Republicans?
Is this the plan? Do we agree on something, or run out of money on the 17th?
Hope everyone is having a decent October, regardless the ridiculous.