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By Tracie Mitchell
Staff Writer 

Government shutdown has local impact


January 23, 2018

WORLAND – Many federal employees and employees of agencies which reside in federally owned buildings came to work Monday morning to commence shutdown activities and receive their furlough papers. Federal agencies across the Big Horn Basin were not answering their phones stating in the outgoing message that because of the lapse in federal appropriations, there was no one to take calls and that no calls would be returned until the shutdown ended.

Thankfully for all those affected, the shutdown may be short lived with Congress attempting to rectify the situation Monday but until then many pe...

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