Shutdown Forces Furloughs at Fort Carson

October 1, 2013

The 26,000 soldiers at Fort Carson are still on duty during the federal government shutdown, but life on the Army base near Colorado Springs is a little different since much of the government stopped running.  A thousand civilian employees are on unpaid furlough.  That's about half the base's civilian workforce.  Fort Carson spokeswoman Dee McNutt talked with CPR's Mike Lamp about what the shutdown means there.

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