Because of the lapse in appropriations that has caused the federal government shutdown, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service cancelled all Refuge Week events at national wildlife refuges across the country this week not having the logistical requirements to support them. Refuge Week was to begin Sunday. Additionally, the refuge hunt that was to begin here in Jackson Hole Monday was delayed by the shutdown. Now that Congress has voted to reopen the government, there is no immediate word on a revised schedule for the refuge hunt to begin. Facilities and operations in Jackson and on refuges across the country remain shuttered for the moment, still closed as a result of the lapse in funding for the fiscal year that began October first.