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Refuges, parks reopened; pheasant season to take flight Saturday

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Here’s the scoop on two momentous events capturing a lot of attention today:

  • A deal that ended the federal government shutdown Wednesday night reopened national wildlife refuges and parks Thursday.
  • Saturday’s opening of the pheasant season.

Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area boat launches were reopened Thursday after Congress voted to end the shutdown, Superintendent Dan Foster said.

“Our people are on furlough but on short notice to be back to work as quickly as possible once we get…

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