Day: December 31, 2013

(Dec. 31, 2013) — “€œHis truck was there, his tent was there, and for a week that was going to be his residence,”€ said Wolf’s attorney. “His kitchen was outside over the fire. He would have a folding chair. That would have been his living room. So I would suggest that the entire camp space, not the campground, but that space that he had rented, is his residence.”

I am no lawyer, but such a ruling seems to put campground owners in a very uncomfortable position. If they lease space to an RVer or camper, what kind of restrictions can they place on campers when in their rented “homes.” Can campground owners really dictate whether their guests have guns, can smoke, play loud music, or enforce a quiet hour?

(Dec. 31, 2013) — The Oregon Court of Appeals has reversed the conviction of a man found guilty of illegally carrying a concealed weapon after he argued the campsite where he pitched his tent for the week was his home and provided an exception to the state’s concealed weapon law, the Oregonian reported.

(Dec. 31, 2013) — “The current ordinance in place is only one page and only applies to either property within 1,000 feet of a dwelling or more than 1,000 feet from a dwelling; there is no distinction between zoning districts,” McNeil told the Cheboygan News.

(Dec. 31, 2013) — Feb. 28, attempts will be made to see how many marshmallows an individual can eat in one minute to submit to Guinness World Records. The current record is 25. Puppeter Grandpa Crackett will drive his RV around the Civic Center entertaining children with his stories and antics.

(Dec. 31, 2013) — “If the rule is allowed to stand, small business owners will be subject to even more paperwork, more oversight and big-time fines,” said Harned. “The negative impact it will have on small-business owners will be great, and the cost to the stability of our economy will be devastating. NFIB urges the court to strike down EPA’s unprecedented regulations.”

(Dec. 31, 2013) — A Town of Koshkonong campground will be allowed to expand after being granted a conditional-use permit by the Jefferson County Planning and Zoning Committee Monday.

(Dec. 31, 2013) — Florida is second to California in number of dealerships, and sites along Interstate 4 in the Seffner-Dover region are proving to be lucrative grounds for retailing, the paper noted. New York-based RV One Superstores is the newest dealership to join the local competition with the Jan. 2 opening of Tampa RV.

(Dec. 31, 2013) — An improved first quarter in fiscal year 2014 and a significant order to make motor homes for rental use means a break in tradition for the upcoming holiday weeks at Winnebago Industries.

(Dec. 31, 2013) — 400 National parks across the country are waiving entrance fees nine days in 2014.

(Dec. 31, 2013) — The St. Louis RV Vacation & Travel Show will return to America’s Center in downtown St Louis, Thursday through Sunday, Jan. 9 to 12. The theme for the show is “Going Places.”

(Dec. 31, 2013) — Canterbury could soon be home to a 265-acre campground if the landowners can get past town approvals. The site would eventually have 300 sites, mostly for RVs.

(Dec. 31, 2013) — The factors that lead to financial losses after a disaster, however, can be offset by having a recovery plan in place, the SBA reminds business owners. The agency will host a free webinar with Agility Recovery Jan. 14 from 2 to 3 p.m. EST that will take a look at how small and large-scale disasters in 2013 caused business interruptions, and the lessons learned.

(Dec. 31, 2013) — George Lane Memorial Park and Campground, which hosts the town’s Canada Day celebrations and graduations, is being rebuilt with funds supplied from the government’s Disaster Recovery Program after being devastated during June’s flooding.

(Dec. 31, 2013) — The Old Works Golf Club in Anaconda is quite the tourist draw during the summer months, but economic development experts say they’ve found a way to attract even more people to the area and capture tourism dollars, by building a five-star RV park.

(Dec. 31, 2013) — “Sentiment regarding current conditions increased to a 5.5-year high, with consumers attributing the improvement to more favorable economic and labor market conditions,” said Franco. “Looking ahead, consumers expressed a greater degree of confidence in future economic and job prospects, but were moderately more pessimistic about their earning prospects.”

(Dec. 31, 2013) — Jamestown Advanced Products recently made an equipment donation to its longtime customers Bill and Anita Perry, owners of Chautauqua Lake KOA in Dewittville.

(Dec. 31, 2013) — Lake Marjory State Forest Campground that was mothballed in 2009 could reopen, along with three others, under an order from the director of the Department of Natural Resources.

(Dec. 31, 2013) — Firefighters responded to a call that a motorhome was on fire. The blaze had gone through the roof and through one side of the motorhome, No one was injured but damages totaled $20,000.

(Dec. 31, 2013) — “What I’m starting to realize, however, is that when it comes to actually getting things done and making progress in the areas that are important to you, there is a much better way to do things,” Clear writes. “It all comes down to the difference between goals and systems.”


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