Day: January 27, 2017

(Jan. 27, 2017) — Industry insiders are expressing “shock” at news of the passing Thursday of Kyle McCrary, the 61-year-old director of product planning and design for Newmar, who had been facing serious pulmonary issues since last summer, RV Business reported.

(Jan. 27, 2017) — Howard and Linda Payne, bloggers at RV Dreams, avoided a fire in their RV this week due to a faulty connection to decorative rope lights that, when a short occurred, burned the connector to the light rather than tripping a fuse.

(Jan. 27, 2017) — The Utah House on Thursday endorsed pursuing the possible creation of a new state park on federal land around Hole in the Rock, a famous cleft in a cliff over the Colorado River that was traversed amid danger by early Mormon pioneers, The Salt Lake Tribune reported.

(Jan. 27, 2017) — New York State Parks announced it is building the first vacation cabins and cottages at State Parks on Long Island, LongIsland.com reported.

(Jan. 27, 2017) — In its 2016 centennial year, North Carolina State Parks enjoyed record visitation of 18.8 million, a 9 percent increase over the 17.3 million visitors the previous year, according to the N.C. Division of Parks and Recreation, BlueRidgeNow.com reported.

(Jan. 27, 2017) — A broad coalition of environmental groups worried about Connecticut’s state park lands being sold or given away are renewing their push to get proposed state constitutional protections on the 2018 ballot, Hartford Courant reported.

(Jan. 27, 2017) — Consider the Tucson Senior Olympic Festival. From Jan. 7 – Feb. 4, thousands of snowbirds will join southern Arizona residents in 35 competitive events in 31 sports, including racquetball, powerlifting and track and field.

(Jan. 27, 2017) — Dodd RV in Yorktown, Va., was the sole winner in the recreation vehicle category when the 2017 DealerRater Dealer of the Year awards were bestowed this week.

(Jan. 27, 2017) — The week of March 12–18 has been designated RV Professional Certification Week by the Society of Certified RV Professionals and the Mike Molino RV Learning Center.

(Jan. 27, 2017) — This hands-on training was centered on the pre-delivery inspection, customer delivery of Airstream touring coaches and travel trailers, and aluminum repair and replacement on the Airstream travel trailers.

(Jan. 27, 2018) — Trading under the symbol REVG, REV Group priced its initial public offering at $22 per share, above the $19 to $21 range the company had suggested in a filing earlier this month, Milwaukee Business News reported.

(Jan. 27, 2019) — “Fuzzy logic and false comparisons are unfortunately prevalent in the CFPB’s auto-lending actions,” the report states. “In every aspect of the CFPB’s auto-lending actions, the CFPB’s lack of rigor leads to unsupported and unreliable conclusions.”

(Jan. 27, 2017) — Lake Pueblo State Park will host a mentored youth goose hunt in the Rock Canyon Swim Beach compound Jan. 28. Young hunters led by experienced Colorado Parks and Wildlife volunteers will hunt geese in Rock Canyon and around the swim beach area.

(Jan. 27, 2017) — The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (State Parks) broke ground on the $664,000 Creekside Classroom project at Saratoga Spa State Park. This multi-purpose facility will provide a new classroom space for the park’s environmental and docent programs.

(Jan. 27, 2017) — Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site was notified by the now former Director of the National Park Service, Jonathan Jarvis, that it was the 2016 recipient of the National Park Service Architectural Design Accessibility Merit Award for the newly constructed ADA-compliant parking area and Big Woods Trail through the lower Hopewell Village.

(Jan. 27, 2017) — A raucous crowd of roughly 400 people gathered at the Spearfish Park Pavilion on Thursday evening, nearly all of them to voice their opposition to a land exchange that would transfer Spearfish Canyon from federal to state stewardship.

(Jan. 27, 2017) — Richard Greene announced the creation and launch of his new website venture, www.GreatDealCamping.com. The website offers a wide variety of outdoor recreation supplies including folding and hydration backpacks, outdoor survival gear, durable LED flashlights and lanterns, and multi-season sleeping bags and tents.

(Jan. 27, 2017) — A series of facilitated bird walks start 8 a.m. Feb. 11 at South Yuba River State Park, Bridgeport in Penn Valley. Attendees can expect to see may species, including: Wrentit, Nuttall’s Woodpecker, Spotted Towhees, Black Phoebe, Bald Eagles, White Crowned Sparrows.

(Jan. 27, 2017) — Although Gov. Dannel Malloy will not present his completed state budget proposal until early February, his projected cuts are already being scrutinized to determine their potential impact on state agencies and the services they provide.

(Jan. 27, 2017) — For about two years I have been cajoling RV dealerships into hosting what I call “camper college.” For those that don’t know what a camper college event is, it’s an opportunity afforded to us by dealerships that “get it” to find out what is involved in owning, operating and towing a travel trailer.

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