Air Force officials say repairs to Tyndall AFB will cost more than $3 billion after Hurricane Michael damaged all 1,200 of its buildings in October.
The Monument is unsure when Rim Rock Drive will safely reopen or when entrance booths will again be staffed.
The normally mild-mannered Bennet erupted in a fiery speech, saying, “These crocodile tears that the senator from Texas is crying for first responders are too hard for me to take.”
Trump offered on Saturday to temporarily extend protections for young immigrants brought to the country illegally as children and those fleeing disaster zones in exchange for $5.7 billion for his border wall.
The fire season starts as early as March in the southeastern United States, and by April, fires pop up in the Southwest.
The president’s closed door meeting with congressional leaders produced no results, so the stalemate will continue.
Federal workers and contractors forced to stay home or work without pay are experiencing mounting stress from the impasse.
Roads that were passable at the time of the shutdown would remain open unless conditions worsened, park spokeswoman Kyle Patterson said.
“Most of us never thought we would see a time when basic monitoring would be something that could be on the table in terms of cuts,” said INSTAAR director Jim White.