Lori Rice

“I think it could be a good thing. The government could use some time off to look at its budget and debt problems.”

Pam Duvall, Sacramento, California

“My main worry is the (national) parks. Vacationers come to Moab to see the parks, but they wouldn’t get in if the government shut down. It could hurt our town.”

Charleen Radley, Castle Valley

“From an employee’s perspective, it really hurts when we have to come back to work and we are so far behind.”

Lori Rice, Moab

“What are you most concerned about if the federal government shuts down on October 1?”

Congress narrowly averted a federal government shutdown by passing a temporary funding bill on Wednesday, Sept. 30, just seven hours before the start of the new federal fiscal year.