Closures may hurt Valley business

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Posted: October 2, 2013

The Winchester Star

A national park ranger turns away visitors Tuesday at the entrance of the Shenandoah National Park in Front Royal. All national parks are closed because of the federal government shutdown that began after midnight Monday. (Photo by Scott Mason/The Winchester Star)
Matt Doudera (right) of Camden, Maine, and Taylor Kelley of Front Royal, look for a new destination Tuesday after finding the entrance to Skyline Drive in Shenandoah National Park closed at the northern entrance in Front Royal. (Photo by Scott Mason/The Winchester Star)

WINCHESTER — So far, it’s been pretty much business as usual for many in the Northern Shenandoah Valley in spite of Tuesday’s federal government shutdown.

The roughly 400 employees at the U.S. Army…



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