Mountain Strong: Local entrepreneurs hang tough through impossible times

  • [photo by Gary Meyer, The Mountain Enterprise]

    [photo by Gary Meyer, The Mountain Enterprise]

By Patric Hedlund, TME

If you want to see the face of courage, look into the eyes of any of the local independent business people who are struggling to keep their stores, restaurants, and yes, newspapers, open right now.

Our country is entering its sixth month of economic meltdown in the worst public health tragedy in over 100 years. It takes grit to run small, independently-owned retail businesses in these times. Look around, you’ll see neighbors being inventive.

Veronica and Antonio Camacho, owners of La Sierra Mexican Restaurant in Frazier Park, have brought in patio dining with entertainment to serve the Frazier Mountain communities safely, despite the…(please see below to view full stories and photographs)

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Above (l-r): Veronica and Antonio Camacho of La Sierra Mexican Restaurant in Frazier Park. Veronica holds a pen and order book—for doing those calculations that have kept the duo in business through tough times. Antonio holds a pala, for stirring pots of delicious food. They lowered their masks just for the photo. They wear masks at work.

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This is part of the July 31, 2020 online edition of The Mountain Enterprise.

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