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NPS Shutting Down Small Campground In Ohio Park

The secluded field behind the Stanford House in Ohio's Cuyahoga Valley National Park has offered the only outdoor camping experience in the park for the past 11 years, and park officials say the five Stanford Backcountry Campsites were popular, according to...

N.C. State Park Unveils Upgrades At Park’s Facilities

A new restroom facility and renovated campgrounds were unveiled Thursday (Oct. 31) morning at Jones Lake State Park in Elizabethtown, N.C., according to the Bladen Journal. The occasion drew state and county officials for a grand opening and dedication. The restrooms...

Naturalist on Whirlwind Tour of 75 Ohio State Parks

Richelle Gatto will have only about 30 minutes at each park in order to hit all 75 in time. The idea is to promote awareness and show that the parks have plenty to do in the winter, as well. As reported by the Columbus Dispatch, visiting all 75 Ohio state parks...

Analyst: U.S. Jobs Report Shows Economy Growing

Despite a slowdown in manufacturing, the latest jobs report is evidence the aggregate economy continues to expand, according to Ball State University economist Michael Hicks. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics says nonfarm payrolls rose by 128,000 in October. That...

N.C. Bill To Provide $275M In Hurricane Assistance

North Carolina legislators are aiming to locate more funds to help with the recovery from recent hurricanes, with an emphasis on lessening damages in future storms, according to WLOS. The full House voted unanimously Wednesday (Oct. 30) night for a bill that would...

Consumer Spending is Up Slightly During September

American consumers modestly stepped up their spending in September, but their incomes grew fast enough to let them save more. The Associated Press reported that the Commerce Department said that consumer spending rose 0.2% last month, matching August’s increase but...

Official: ‘We’re Relatively Close’ to Deal with China

China is reviewing locations in the U.S. where President Xi Jinping would be willing to meet with Donald Trump to sign the first phase of a trade deal between the world’s two largest economies, people familiar with the plans said. Bloomberg reported no final decision...

Calif. Makes Headway on Wildfires, New Ones Pop Up

Fierce, dry Santa Ana winds off the southern California mountains eased early Friday (Nov. 1), helping firefighters make progress in corralling major wildfires that have displaced thousands of residents, according to Reuters. A flurry of 25 mph wind gusts late...

ELS Park Forced to Close Due to Calif. Power Outages

Soledad Canyon RV and Camping Resort, a Thousand Trails resort in Acton, Calif., closed Thursday (Oct. 31) afternoon, forcing the evacuation of an estimated 240 guests and members, according to the Valley Press. “There’s no power and our water is depleted. We can’t...

New Owners Work On Improvements at Idaho Resort

Liz Waitinas and her son, Nick Larsen, recently purchased the Blue Lake RV Park Resort — located right off U.S. 95 just five miles south of Bonners Ferry, in Naples, Idaho, according to the Bonners Ferry Herald. Waitinas and Larsen, new to the RV resort business, have...

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