With the federal government shutdown entering its third week– and no political or practical end in sight– Q2 reports some Montana residents are stepping in to make sure Yellowstone National Park stays clean and open for business. A heated bathroom at Mammoth has been closed since the shutdown began, but just a little way up the road there’s an outhouse that’s open, and locals say it is practically spotless. About 30 volunteers met on Sunday morning at a convenience store in Gardiner before fanning out across the northern part of the park. It was reportedly organized by local businessman Chuck Tanner, who said, laughingly “I don’t like cleaning MY bathroom… but we can get this one taken care of, alright?” Tanner then treated volunteers to free pizza and drinks at his tavern. Get the whole story at; KTVQ.com.

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