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Camping up at KOA venues despite hurricane threat

(Sept. 9, 2010) -- Campgrounds in the KOA system saw a .4 percent increase in camping nights compared to Labor Day week figures from 2009. Camping results have been strong throughout the summer, with a nearly 2.5 percent increase in camping nights projected between May and October.

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Kentucky campground to host 37th annual Camper’s Fair

(Sept. 8, 2010) -- Piney Campground will host its 37th Annual Camper’s Fair Sept. 15-19 featuring a variety of activities including arts, crafts, and evening entertainment, iSurf reported. Displays of camping equipment, RVs, and boats will be provided by area dealers.

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New Mexico KOA embraces green technology

(Sept. 8, 2010) -- The bright green glow of healthy algae in his lagoon. The new family of ducks, feasting on dragonflies. The easily installed, easy-to-repair system of black pipes keeping his swimming pool toasty warm. He even installed an evaporative lagoon for $100,000, one-fourth the cost of a wastewater treatment facility. As a result, energy costs dropped from $500 per month to $50, the Sun-News reported.

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Arizona RV park seeks permission to increase sites

(Sept. 8, 2010) -- Hualapai Mountain Park's RV site may get some sprucing up soon as the Mohave County Board of Supervisors will consider a request from the county parks department to sign an $80,000 work order to build at least 18 new RV spots, a ramada and more parking, the Kingman Daily Miner reported.

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North Dakota campground ends extended stay provisions

(Sept. 8, 2010) -- American Legion Campground caretaker Bill Richardson was allowing workcampers to stay at the campground because they were helping out. But the Corps has talked to Richardson about the issue, and is giving people who have lived there longer than 14 days another seven days to move, the Herald reported.

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Washington state park closed to begin sewer replacement

(Sept. 7, 2010) -- Beginning today Dash Point State Park, and its 141-site campground, will be closed for eight months so officials can complete a major rebuild of its sewer system. The $3.4 million project is expected to be completed in May, the News Tribune reported.

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Wi-fi company warns RV parks about illegal activity on their networks

(Sept. 7, 2010) -- "Especially if you have a free wireless network, people who aren't even your patrons can connect to it and illegally download intellectual property (such as movies, TV programs, and music), hack into computer systems, and bring down websites and other computers using SPAM bots, adware, and spyware," Borg said.

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Competition encouraged at Virtual Outdoor Hospitality Expo

(Sept. 7, 2010) -- “We’ve exhibited at dozens of industry shows in the past, and have faced competing businesses at almost all of them. It’s part of the game," said Lieberman. "If you’re smart, you concentrate on what your own business brings to the prospective customer and try not to outdo your competition. That’s always been my philosophy, and it has served my business well.”

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