- On the first day of the shutdown, when Shenandoah National Park was closed, about 90 frustrated people came into the Visitors Center seeking help in making alternative, last-minute plans. They needed to find cabins, campgrounds, scenic drives, hiking routes, etc. We scrambled the jets and kept most of them in Page County.
- Delaware North had to lay off 267 employees in Shenandoah National Park.
- Appalachian Outdoors Adventures told WHSV that they've had about a 25 percent loss of business.
- Raven's Roost lost a two-week booking made by group of hikers.
- Luray Copy Service reports, "Delaware North is our largest customer and normally this time of year we would be printing menus, rate sheets, maps and other various jobs, amounting to significant sales. This is a loss that we will not recover because the fall season is so short. On Saturday there was hardly any foot traffic downtown; it was the worst day of sales that I can remember."
The area is currently in Virginia 6 - Goodlatte's district. Contact him via this web page: http://goodlatte.house.gov/