I need some help. The front page headline of the Desert Trail for 29 Nov. 2018 reads: “Record 22,000 visit park for holiday.” According to the article the 22,000 figure was the total for the four-day Thanksgiving holiday. Doing the math the daily average for this period would be 5,500 people per day.

This same article in bold print proclaims the attendance for the park in 2017 was 2.85 million. Doing the math for 2017 comes up with an average daily attendance of 7,808 attendees per day EVERY DAY for 2017.

The question is how can the 22,000 attendees over a four-day period be a record? What am I missing?

Additionally the article stated that Roadrunner shuttle operated at capacity. I live near one of the Roadrunner shuttle bus stops and occasionally see the bus on my travels and have yet to see a passenger on the shuttle this season. I must admit I did not see the shuttle over the Thanksgiving holiday.

I am wondering what the definition of “fake news” is.

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