The shutdown of the federal government shouldn't affect operations at the Casper-Natrona County International Airport – at least, not initially.

Airport manager Glenn Januska says he doesn’t anticipate any immediate slowdowns or service disruptions.

“It’s a little bit harder to figure out what the impacts may be in the longer term, but, from a day-to-day standpoint, I don’t think passengers are going to see much of a difference, if any difference, from an airport operations standpoint,” Januska said.

Januska says security checkpoint screeners, air-traffic controllers and safety inspectors are generally considered to be essential government personnel and most will stay on the job.

Department of State officials say they will continue to process pending and new applications for passports, but they warn foreign travelers that delays should be expected.

National parks, monuments and federally-operated museums will be closed until a funding deal is reached.