Closing down for a week has a major impact on any business. But ask Los Alamos business owners about the impact of the Los Conchas fire, and their losses may be far down on their lists.
Take Hill Diner Owner Denise Lane, who spent the week feeding firefighters. Lane’s first response to the evacuation’s impact was, “It was the experience of a lifetime. It was amazing for me on a personal level and at the community level. There is humanity there, there are good people out there and they do step up.”