Vacant and broke


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Before a microscopic coronavirus that has come to be called COVID-19 shifted the entire world order, Alaska’s remote and little peopled Denali Borough had a pretty good thing going.

Now it’s in the deep do-do even though the pandemic virus responsible for terrifying the planet has yet to touch this far corner of the world

The borough’s problem is that the silver-haired flood of tourists that has for many summers past descended on a short and narrow band of development on the eastern edge of Denali National Park and Preserve isn’t coming.