Wilson's Creek Battlefield May Be Forced To Reduce Hours
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Sequestration at Wilson's Creek National Battlefield is forcing leaders to find $163,000 dollars in spending cuts from it's $3.2 million dollar annual budget.
Superintendent Ted Hillmer tells KTTS News $100,000 dollars will come from park operations.
The rest will come from the Heartland Inventory program that studies plants and wildlife to better manage those resources.
Hillmer says his facilities manager, who retired back in January, will not be replaced.
A summer jobs program for inner city youth has been eliminated, and there is a freeze on new full and part-time workers.
The good news is there will be no layoffs.
But with a smaller staff, the park may have to operate on a six day week.
He won't know that until later this year.