Tourism dollars lost as park closings felt

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Posted: October 3, 2013

Byrd Newspapers

Ken Lang, who works with carnivorous animals at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute (SCBI) in Front Royal, talks to Sal, a maned wolf who lives at the research center two miles south of Front Royal. SCBI's Autumn Conservation Festival was canceled for this weekend because of the federal government shutdown.

FRONT ROYAL — An event that was expected to attract 3,000 people this weekend has been canceled because of the federal government shutdown, and officials fear that local businesses dependent on…

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