Business effects near Mt. Rainier caused by the federal shutdown

Hundreds have been unable to visit the snow play area this year at Paradise in Mount Rainier National Park due to the federal shutdown. The Nisqually entrance near Ashford was reopened on Jan. 13, 2019, but snow play areas remain closed.
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Hundreds have been unable to visit the snow play area this year at Paradise in Mount Rainier National Park due to the federal shutdown. The Nisqually entrance near Ashford was reopened on Jan. 13, 2019, but snow play areas remain closed.

Craig Sailor has worked for The News Tribune for 20 years as a reporter, editor and photographer. He previously worked at The Olympian and at other newspapers in Nevada and California.