After smoke clears, McKenzie High rebuilds

FINN ROCK – Two years ago, the Holiday Farm fire ravaged McKenzie Valley communities — just days before the new school year was set to begin. After the fire was fought and the smoke cleared, the community began rebuilding, leaning on each other for support and speaking up about the shared trauma of living through the tragedy. 

It’s been a long and challenging recovery for schools like McKenzie School District in Blue River, which lost its football stadium and a few outbuildings on campus in the 173,025-acre fire. After over two years, with the help . . .