The partial federal government shutdown entered its second week and its impacts are being felt across the country, including in Grand Junction.

Many federal employees have been sent home from work, while others continue to work but don't know when they'll next receive a paycheck. Locals can also see the effects of the shutdown at some of the area's federally funded sites.

At Colorado National Monument's east entrance Monday, the pay station sat unoccupied with a note alerting visitors that the National Park Service is unable to fully staff its properties and urging visitors to use caution when entering. A digital sign also stated that Rimrock Drive was closed 4 miles ahead.

"Any entry onto NPS property during this period of federal government shutdown is at the visitor's sole risk," part of the note read.

The accessible parts of the monument are open to visitors, but the park service will not provide any services, including trash collection and restroom upkeep. Campground permits are also not available; however, guests will not be asked to leave the area.

The phone number attached to the monument's visitor center also states that staff is out of the office and is not authorized to work during the shutdown.

Other western Colorado national parks are in a similar boat as only portions of the Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park near Montrose, Curecanti National Recreation Area near Gunnison and Dinosaur National Monument near the northern Colorado-Utah border are accessible to the public. No services are available at any of the three locations.

At Black Canyon, South Rim Drive to the visitor center and the ski/snowshoe trail are accessible. Curecanti visitors will be able to access any area around the reservoir that is normally open during the winter.

Dinosaur National Monument will still be accessible, barring safety concerns, but the Quarry Exhibit Hall and Quarry Visitor Center are closed.

Most Bureau of Land Management properties in the area are also accessible to visitors, but the BLM itself is closed during the shutdown. The agency's website will not be updated, so access may change without notice. The organization is also not providing any services at this time.

Staff for the National Weather Service in Grand Junction continues to work, despite not knowing when their next paycheck will come. Meteorologist Dennis Phillips said Monday that he and other staff are putting some projects on hold during the shutdown but are focused on the most essential services the office provides.

"We're still working like we always have," Phillips said. "We're still tweeting and obviously watching radar and putting out the forecast. ... We're just sticking with saving lives and property at this point."

Mesa County Public Health received some good news Monday when it learned that the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program would remain open through January thanks to some reserve funds from the previous fiscal year. The program is a special supplemental program that provides financial help to buy healthy foods.

Mesa County Public Health spokeswoman Katie Nelson said that the department receives about $2.5 million in federal grants for services annually, but she doesn't expect any interruption in services for those programs.

"We have inquired to all our funding sources and have been given assurance from those who did respond that there will not be an immediate impact," Nelson said. "We will continue to monitor the situation."

Staff writer Gabrielle Porter contributed to this report.