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Nebraska Recreation Project on Schedule

The $10 million Pigeon Creek/Jones Creek watershed drainage and recreation project near Hubbard, Neb., is on track for completion in 2011, according to the Sioux City Journal. The project will not only protect thousands of acres of farmland from flooding and erosion,...

Fed Cuts Rates to Prevent Slump

The Federal Reserve cut a key interest rate for the first time in four years, seeking with an aggressive half-point move to prevent a steep housing slump and turbulent financial markets from triggering a recession. The Associated Press reported that the Fed announced...

'Green' Bathrooms to Cost $1 million

The Saskatchewan provincial government said Sept. 17 it will spend close to $1 million to install "green" campground washrooms at two Regina-area provincial parks, according to the Saskatchewan News Network. The government will rebuild washrooms at Rowan's Ravine and...

Curtin Sees 7.45% Drop in '07 RV Shipments

Despite a 10% drop in second quarter shipments fueled by continued weakness in the towable sector, economist Richard Curtin of the University of Michigan is projecting 2007 wholesale deliveries of RVs to decline just 7.45% from last year’s totals. The latest estimate...

Report: Nev. RV Park Finds Tax Loophole

An audit of the Elko, Nev., transient lodging tax licensees indicates the Double Dice RV Park has been taking advantage of the promotional package provision of the ordinance to deduct costs for water, sewer, electric, phone, cable, Internet and breakfast services from...

North Dakota Horse Campground Opens

A new campground is ready for horse lovers to enjoy the wide, open spaces around Pipestem Reservoir near Jamestown, N.D., according to the Bismarck Tribune. The campground includes a corral and tether lines for horses with six pads, an upgraded water well and a new...

Workamper News to Sponsor '08 Job Fairs

Workamper News Inc. will produce two job fairs early next year, Jan. 10-11 at the Lakeland Center, Lakeland, Fla., and Jan. 29-30 at the Mesa Convention Center in Mesa, Ariz. The Job Fairs will provide workampers – persons who combine any type of full-time or...

BC Campground Saves Mt. from Logging

A Nanaimo, British Columbia, business that had “an exceptionally good year” is putting some of its profit toward saving Mount Benson from logging, according to the Nanaimo News Bulletin. The Littlejohn family, owners and operators of the Living Forest Oceanside...

Mich. Nudist Camp Expansion Rejected

The proposal to add RV parking at Spruce Hollow campground in Mesick, Mich., was rejected but the owners may not stop trying to expand the campground, according to the Cadillac News. The owners of the private naturist club were seeking a special use permit to allow...

Industry Split on 5th-Wheel Size Increase

Opponents outnumber the supporters on a proposal by the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA) to increase the size limit on fifth-wheels beyond 400 square feet, according to the latest RVBUSINESS.com Industry Poll. The issue was brought to the table earlier...

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