Resilience rising: The restoration economy brings new hope to rural Oregon

Highway 395 from John Day (population 1,744) winds through the community of Canyon City and up into the path of the Canyon Creek Complex fire.

Fanned by gale-force winds, tinder-dry fuel and extreme temperatures, flames roared down this narrow canyon on Aug. 14, 2015, destroying 43 homes and nearly 100 barns and outbuildings, devastating the communities of Canyon City and John Day.

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