Park Furloughs
2:33 pm
Fri October 11, 2013

Furloughed park workers are disappointed – and angry

If reporters have a question about Glacier National Park, they usually first call the park's public affairs officer, Denise Germann.

Glacier National Park public affairs officer Denise Germann
Glacier National Park public affairs officer Denise Germann

But since October 1st, the park offices have been closed, and Germann is among the 250 park employees furloughed by the government shutdown.
    News Director Sally Mauk reached Germann on her cellphone today - not just to talk about the park shutdown - but also how it has affected Germann and the other workers who have been forced to lose, so far, almost two weeks' pay.

"We have no idea if this furlough is going to last...two weeks, or two months."

Germann says a handful of essential park employees are still on the job.