Monument Visitor Center may not recover lost sales

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GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO) The shutdown shook sales at the Monument's Visitor Center, and this week officials are meeting to discuss what's next and what will happen if another shutdown takes place in the future.

The Peaks, Plateaus, and Canyons Association held their annual fall meeting in the valley this week. They are composed of 14 different non-profits that partner with federal agencies, such as the Visitor Center.

Instead of business as usual, the group discussed planning for life after the shutdown.

"There's really no way for us to recover the income that we have lost. We are trying to figure out now, it's pretty much damage control," said Laurel Rematore, the President of the Peaks, Plateaus and Canyons Association.

If another shutdown were to occur in a few months, the non-profits may have trouble paying their employees because their reserve money was used to keep the facilities going during the 16 day government shutdown.

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