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Developer to Get $700K in Foiled RV Park Plan

The settlement of a lawsuit will cost the city of Richmond, Ky., $700,000 at a time when it can ill afford another big expense, the Lexington Herald Leader reported. In a special meeting today (Nov. 30), the Richmond City Commission approved the settlement of a...

Police: Outlook for Missing Boys Turns Bleak

Thirty people gathered Sunday evening (Nov. 28) outside the Pioneer Community Center in Pioneer, ohio, to pray for three missing Michigan boys. Monday morning, they came back to do more, and many more came with them, the Sandusky Register reported. When Morenci Police...

Indiana Tourism Creates Award in Koch's Memory

The Indiana Office of Tourism Development and the Koch family are honored to announce the creation of the Will Koch Indiana Tourism Leadership Award. The new award is named for the late Will Koch, long-time owner and president of Santa Claus, Ind.-based Holiday World...

Gorin: The Elections Are Over. Now What?

As expected, the U.S. House of Representatives will be controlled by the Republicans by about a 246 – 189 margin at press time, and the Democrats will retain control of the Senate with 51 Democrats and two Independents in the majority. Here’s the reality check: It is...

Idaho Parks May Partner with Corporate Sponsors

With backup cash dwindling and no new income streams in sight, the state of Idaho might sign a corporate sponsor to stave off park closures. “We’re trying to get very creative in the way that we survive here,” Nancy Merrill, state Parks and Recreation Department...

Alberta Council OK's RV Park Plan

Despite opposition from Rocky View County staff, council approved on Nov. 23 an application to rezone agricultural land to accommodate a campground and RV storage park in the southern Alberta community, the Rocky View Weekly reported The land, which is located three...

CONY Members Positive About 2011 Season

Campground Owners of New York (CONY) held its 47th Annual Conference and Trade Show Nov. 4-5 at the Holiday Inn in Syracuse, where 178 people representing 59 campgrounds attended along with 32 exhibitors. “The event was very successful and the mood was very positive,”...

Budget Crisis Closes Some California Parks

California State Parks has announced the temporary closing of some of the beaches and campgrounds along the Sonoma Coast, the Santa Rosa Press Democrat. Closures will start Wednesday (Dec. 1) and run through June 30. The most severe cut is to the Bodega Dunes...

Hoosier Park's 'Land of Lights' Now Open

The Santa Claus Land of Lights Family Christmas Light Adventure in Santa Claus, Indiana, opened for the 2010 season on Thanksgiving night, Nov. 25. Located inside Lake Rudolph Campground & RV Resort in Santa Claus, Ind., this custom outdoor light show tells the...

Reservation System Helps North Carolina Parks

Campgrounds at North Carolina state parks have seen about 20% more use this year. State Park and Recreation officials credit a new reservation system for some of that increase, WFAE-Radio, Charlotte, reported. Up until last year, the only way you could lay claim to a...

Gulf Coast Parks Look to Retirees for Recovery

For all the oil spill claims and cleanup work by BP, retirees from the North may be the best survival bet for some Gulf Coast resort towns this winter, ABC News reported. After a disastrous summer tourism season and a slower-than-normal fall, Northern and Midwestern...