The final dollar figures need to be released yet, but when they’re, they are likely to confirm what West Coast businesses that be determined by summertime tourism know: They took a large hit out of this year’s smoke and wildfires. Year a similar thing happened last, and 2 yrs before that. Given that the basic proven fact that smoky summers could become typical is starting to take hold, tourist operators — and the towns that use them — are trying to find ways to adapt. Jefferson Public Radio’s Liam Moriarty reports.
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