Tag: Lakes

Finger Lakes tourism a bright spot amid pandemic

Julie Sherwood
 |  Canandaigua Daily Messenger

Nationally, the leisure and hospitality industry has taken a big hit during the pandemic — suffering more than one-third of all job losses in the country, according to a U.S. Travel Association report prepared by Tourism Economics.

While the Finger Lakes region is facing its share of economic strain, tourism leaders report the region is weathering the storm better than many other places.

“It’s a very challenging time,” said Jayden Donahue, technical specialist for applied learning and internships at Finger Lakes Community College, in leading a webinar with local tourism leaders. The brainstorming session

The case for, against a sanctioned tent city for Salt Lake’s homeless

Editor’s note: Year after year, public camping and homelessness has persisted as an issue in Utah’s capital city — made even more complicated by the pandemic. The Deseret News looked to Austin, Texas, in search of both short- and long-term solutions. This is the second of a two-part series.

AUSTIN, Texas — Donald Montgomery goes by “Hippie,” a nickname he said was given to him by some cowboy friends of his.

He grew up on a farm in Missouri, and knows how to ride, rope and shoot. But he said the nickname “Hippie” fits him, based on his belief