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Restoring The Economy After The Beaver Creek Fire
Ketchum, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KTWT-TV ) The beaver creek fire caused more devastation than the castle rock fire.
That’s what local business owners in Ketchum and sun valley are talking about.
"If we can come together as a community, which we d and help market the place and have customer satisfaction that will benefit us in the long run,” said Jack Sibbach, Sun Valley Resort.
As flames and smoke took over the valley, Kate Rosso a business owner lost customers and revenue she survives on.
"As soon as we have a natural disaster like a fire people can't bike, hike, and do things on the trails. Our business pretty much shuts down,” said Owner Kate Rosso, Elephant Perch.
With more than 100-thousand acres burned by the beaver creek fire, effects on the local economy continue.
"Number one we need to shop local, everybody needs to spend money here instead of Twin Falls, Boise, or even the internet,” said Doug Brown, Wood River Economic Partnership.
With many businesses worried about the future, Rosso isn't alone.
"We've had three fires, two of them very intensive within the last five years. This isn't a new thing to us but, it's devastating to the whole valley and this one started earlier."
A community coming together to restore the economy.