Day: March 12, 2013

(March 12, 2013) — Because of the five percent budget reduction that is in place, Great Smoky Mountains National Park is closing three campgrounds, two picnic areas, one horse camp, and associated access roads, for the 2013 season.

(March 12, 2013) — On Monday, Mammoth Cave National Park announced that as many as 28,000 fewer people will be able to take cave tours this year as a result of federal budget cuts, reports The Courier-Journal.

(March 12, 2013) — Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., is asking if the National Park Service is “playing politics” by closing Wind Cave National Park’s 64-site Elk Mountain Campground, writes the Daily Republic.

(March 12, 2013) — The National Park Service has acquired 34 acres of the former Westcott Bay Sea Farms property in Friday Harbor from the Conservation Fund, and is seeking to acquire 36 additional acres when funding can be arranged, reports the Journal of the San Juan Islands.

(March 12, 2013) — Holly Lawson was working in a campground kiosk at Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, about 60 miles south of the epicenter of Monday’s earthquake, when the windows in her tiny kiosk began to rattle, writes the Los Angeles Times.

(March 12, 2013) — Superintendent John J. Donahue has announced that motorists can expect River Road within Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area to be closed on several evenings over the next few weeks to protect breeding amphibians. The closures are contingent on the weather.

(March 12, 2013) — Plans for a new RV park in Fernandina Beach were presented at a special workshop last Tuesday at City Hall, but the audience – mostly residents with homes close to the proposed business – was less than enthusiastic, writes the Fernandina Beach News-Leader.

(March 12, 2013) — Camping at Finn Road Park is getting pricier. On Monday, Hampton Township officials unanimously approved a 10 percent camping fee increase, reports the Bay City Times.

(March 12, 2013) — As part of its commitment to improving services for visitors, the State Park Service within the Department of Environmental Protection has launched a new centralized online and telephone reservation system for campsites and cabins in New Jersey’s state parks and forests, the DEP announced Monday.

(March 12, 2013) — Following a strong 2012 in which its commercial and industrial loans grew 20 percent, Bank of the West intends to add 50 team members to its National Banking Division this year to support growth among middle-market companies.

(March 12, 2013) — On Monday, the Cape Coral City Council voted to allow recreational vehicle parks in the city, paving the way for a nearly 200 acre luxury RV resort, writes The News-Press.

(March 12, 2013) — “We’ve continued the tradition of designing all Bergquist dispensers with our customers in mind,” says Heller. “We’re pleased to offer a new dispenser that provides the look our customers want while promoting the increased use of clean, efficient Propane Autogas.”

(March 12, 2013) — Jeff Vander Vliet has joined Elkhart, Ind.-based Heartland Recreational Vehicles LLC as sales representative, representing the manufacturer’s Gateway line of full-profile luxury fifth wheel trailers, Heartland announced today.

(March 12, 2013) — The issue of people residing in pull-behind camper trailers in city backyards will be discussed at the New Philadelphia City Council’s March 25 meeting, reports the New Philadelphia Times Reporter.

(March 12, 2013) — On Monday, Eaton and Cummins Inc. unveiled a new powertrain package for the North American heavy-duty truck market that is expected to deliver a three to six percent fuel economy improvement, lower preventive maintenance costs, and total lifecycle cost improvements, Cummins announced.

(March 12, 2013) — What does a social media site have to do with running an RV park? Just as websites have grown to be incredibly important for a business, the social networks are next. Thinking back to the “Yellow Pages,” the social medias are the equivalent of a really large full color ad.

(March 12, 2013) — Sun Communities, Inc. yesterday announced that it plans to offer 4,500,000 shares of its common stock in an underwritten registered public offering.

(March 12, 2013) — Winegard today introduced a free mobile app that makes it fast and simple to set the elevation on its Carryout Anser portable satellite TV antenna.

(March 12, 2013) — Writing for NewsOK, Oklahoma State Parks marketing coordinator Keli Clark says your escape to nature can begin today at an Oklahoma state park.

(March 12, 2013) — Dealers can learn the requirements for hearing protection and keeping their employees safe by participating in a free dealer webinar the RV Learning Center is presenting on Thursday, March 14 at noon ET, the RV Dealers Association announced today.


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