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Santa makes special stop at Arizona RV park

(Dec. 24, 2009) -- The jolly old elf recently stopped by the Country Roads RV Resort to hand out presents to 56 children with Precious Treasures, an after-school program in Somerton that Jim and Debbie Ward have run for more than 20 years. The Christmas party is now in its 15th year and many of the gifts children receive were donated.

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Land deal could create new state park in Montana

(Dec. 24, 2009) -- The $14 million purchase of the 41,000-acre property, of which 6,864 acres would become a park, would make the site Montana's second largest. A rich animal habitat, the area would be developed to offer fishing, horse trails and camping.

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State park closures begin today in New Mexico

(Dec. 24, 2009) -- The closures affect all 35 state parks, department spokeswoman Jodi Porter said. Parks are closed today and four additional days in the new year. The closure comes as part of mandatory cuts to the state Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department's budget, which is facing a $1.9 million reduction.

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No power at Yellowstone campground next year

(Dec. 24, 2009) -- The more than 300 campsites at Yellowstone National Park’s Fishing Bridge campground won’t have electricity next summer. Xanterra Parks and Resorts, the concession operator of the campsite, decided to cut the inadequate service available while negotiating with the National Park Service about upgrading the system.

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Foundation claims Arizona will close all state parks in 2010

(Dec. 23, 2009) -- The cuts will force major reductions in parks staff and closure of more than half of the state’s 30 parks this fiscal year. The resulting loss of park revenue is projected to leave the parks system with no money to start the next fiscal year, July 1, 2010. The next step would be to shut down the entire system and dispose of parks properties, returning most of them to their original owners.

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Arizona city pledges to keep state park open

(Dec. 23, 2009) -- “The idea of the Lake Havasu State Park Windsor Beach facility closing because of a state financial crisis is just really unacceptable in this community,” Cassens said. “Tourism and boating and Lake Havasu itself, is now a prime focus of future revenues, and we need to protect that and develop it as a future revenue source.”

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RV resort project put on hold in Oregon

(Dec. 23, 2009) -- Salmon Harbor Marina will have to find another source of funding for its proposed Phase III expansion to the Salmon Harbor RV Resort after the U.S. Department of Agriculture withdrew an application from the Port of Umpqua for funding of the estimated $5.5 million project.

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Oklahoma city closes RV park

(Dec. 24, 2009) -- Beset with lower sales tax receipts and a $1.2 million budget shortfall, as a measure to cut costs, the City of Bartlesville announced that beginning on Feb. 1, the lights at the Sooner Park and Johnstone Park tennis courts, the Arutunoff Softball Fields and the Johnstone Park skate park will be shut off.

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County in talks to take over Georgia state park

(Dec. 22, 2009) -- Carroll County is in talks with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources to take over operations for John Tanner State Park, though it could be as many as two years before a formalized agreement is finalized. However, the county could actually assume responsibility for the day-to-day operations of the park well prior to the finalization of the agreement.

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