July 24, 2020

Bighorn Fire damage adds to challenges for Summerhaven businesses

The pandemic had already hit the community's economy.

The containment of the Bighorn Fire in the Coronado National Forest was welcome news this week as crews spent several weeks battling the lightning-caused wildfire. But relief has yet to reach the Mount Lemmon community of Summerhaven, where business owners claim restricted access on Catalina Highway continues to harm their bottom line. Tony Paniagua spoke to Jennifer Zimmerman of the Mount Lemmon Business Economic Association, which represents more than a dozen businesses, and Pima County Supervisor Steve Christy, whose district includes the area.

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