Stories of the fire and the response to the emergency were highlighted in news stories published around the country.
A story in The Miami Herald noted that Editor Eldora Marie Bolyard Nuzum vowed that not one edition would be missed as a result of the fire.
Other publications and the broadcast media carried the story of the newspaper that had not died in the fire and the famous radio commentator, Paul Harvey, praised the Editor, staff, and publisher for perseverance against the odds in one of his "now you know the rest of the story seqments".
By borrowing typewriters, getting a press delivered into Elkins meant for another town, and printing the paper at another Ogden site in Parkersburg, the next scheduled edition of The Inter-Mountain was delivered carrying the story of the fire on the first page. In The 100 Best Small Towns in America by Norman Crampton, printed in 1995, Eldora Nuzum was quoted, "We made headlines across the country" and she suggested "the show must go on." Crampton wrote that "She asked townspeople who had darkrooms to go straight home and develop the film that many had shot of the big blaze downtown. Nuzum even had the presence of mind to remember regular events--she assigned a reporter to cover the school board meeting that evening." Over the years, The Inter-Mountain Editor, Eldora Nuzum, interviewed U. Presidents and other dignitaries and is recognized as a respected and honored American newspaper editor and American journalist.
The festival provides opportunity to celebrate the beauty of the forests and brings thousands of visitors to the city each year.
Dignitaries have descended upon Elkins for each of the many fall celebrations.
Two of close to 200 people that showed up Saturday afternoon to launch Halloween…
Nine days after the fire a new press arrived, and the , now owned by Ogden Newspapers of Wheeling, is the only daily newspaper in Randolph and seven surrounding counties.
Though women before her published small, sporadic social publications, Nuzum was a pioneer in being managing editor of a daily periodical publishing hard news in the state.
The Inter-Mountain developed from a linotype print publication to the modern, computerized publication it is today.