Sequestration trickles down

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Sequestration trickles down

Federal spending cuts to affect region’s parks, schools, hospitals

Mesa Verde National Park is just one entity feeling the effects of sequestration and is looking at 5.1 percent in cuts.

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Sequestration trickles down

Beth Wheeler, a seasonal interpretive ranger at Mesa Verde National Park, answers questions from a tour group at Cliff Palace. The park could have fewer tours if sequestration cuts continue.
Visitors explore the Cliff Palace ruins of Mesa Verde National Park during a ranger-guided tour. The park’s budget was reduced $335,000 with sequestration cuts.
A tour group makes its way along a path leading into the Cliff Palace ruins at Mesa Verde National Park. The park is hoping some of its $335,000 in cuts will be restored in the 2014 budget.
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