‘We’re limping along, for now’

Kendall Blakely arranges a shelves of wine on the tasting room floor Wednesday at Volcano Winery in Volcano.

Shelly Carvalho clears a table Tuesday in the newly renovated Volcano’s Lava Rock Cafe. (Photos by HOLLYN JOHNSON/Tribune-Herald )

James and Amanda Pencek of Atlanta, Ga. finish up a bottle of Volcano Red while talking with Volcano resident Toni Hambaro Tuesday at the Volcano Winery in Volcano.

Nathan Sherwood talks with a customer from Illinois on Wednesday at Akatsuka Orchid Gardens in Volcano.

Guests have lunch Wednesday at Kilauea Lodge in Volcano. The lodge reports a shortage of visitors, despite the reopening of nearby Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.

Geneva Sanger prepares an orchid for shipment to Everett, Wash., for a customer Wednesday at Akatsuka Orchid Gardens in Volcano. (Photos by HOLLYN JOHNSON/Tribune-Herald)

VOLCANO — While Volcano is returning to its feet after the Kilauea eruption, vacation rental operators fear the county’s new vacation rental law will force the community to its knees again.