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Hoosier Financier's Trial Set Back to March 8

The jury trial for an Indiana financial manager accused of swindling clients will be rescheduled. The case against Marcus Schrenker was expected to begin March 8. Network Indiana/WIBC reported the Hamilton County Prosecutor's Office requested a delay in order to continue review evidence. A hearing is scheduled for March 25 to discuss a new trial date. The Indiana Secretary of State's office has filed multiple charges of securities fraud against Schrenker for allegedly taking $1.5 million... Read more

Halley New VP Good Sam Marketing/TL Directory

Cindy Halley Cindy Halley has been promoted to the position of vice president Good Sam marketing and the Trailer Life Directory, according to an announcement from Joe Daquino, president of Affinity Clubs and senior vice president of Affinity Media, RV. In her new position Halley will have responsibility for Good Sam Club membership acquisition and retention as well as marketing and advertising sales for the Directory Division. In addition she will provide strategic direction for both the club... Read more

Quakes Continue to Rock Yellowstone National Park

Earthquakes continue to rattle Yellowstone National Park as 3.1 and 3.2 magnitude quakes were recorded on Wednesday and early Thursday this week, according to the Billings (Mont.) Gazette. The University of Utah seismograph stations reported the magnitude 3.1 event at 12:52 p.m. Wednesday. The magnitude 3.2 occurred Thursday morning at 1:46. Both shocks were located about 9 miles southeast of West Yellowstone and about 10 miles northwest of Old Faithful and were reportedly felt in the park. The earthquakes... Read more

County to Limit Park Development to Certain Roads

The Blount County Planning Commission on Thursday (Jan. 28) discussed tightening proposed regulations for commercial campgrounds in the rural areas of the county, according to The Daily Times, Maryville, Tenn. Under the latest proposal, the campgrounds would be limited to “specific areas deemed significant to tourism, generally the Highway 321 corridor leading to Townsend and the Highway 129 corridor leading to Tallassee.” There was some discussion about whether the local requirements would be... Read more

Cavco Industries Reports Higher Sales But Loss in Q3

Cavco Industries Inc., a builder of park models for the campground industry and manufactured homes for the retail market,  Thursday (Jan. 28) announced financial results for the third quarter and first nine months of its fiscal year 2010 ended Dec. 31. Net sales for the third quarter of fiscal 2010 totaled $36,369,000, up 45% from $25,093,000 for the third quarter of fiscal year 2009. The third quarter 2010 results include the Fleetwood Homes operations which, as previously reported, were acquired... Read more

Ott Keynote Speaker for Campground Conference

Shane Ott Shane Ott, director of campground relations for Thor Industries Inc., has been confirmed as a keynote speaker for the ReV Up in Reno  Western Region Convention and Trade Show April 19-21 in Reno, Nev. The event will be held in John Ascuaga's Nugget Resort and Casino. The second annual event is sponsored by the California Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds (CalARVC)  and other western state campground associations. Prior to joining Thor this past year, Ott was the president... Read more

Sturgis, S.D., Voters Eye Campground Annexation

It's been a subject of controversy in South Dakota's Meade County, and now, a public vote will determine if an 1,800-acre area east of Sturgis will be annexed to the city, according to KELO-TV, Sioux Falls, S.D. City officials argue that during the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally held each August, businesses and campgrounds in that area benefit from city services, but don't have to pay city taxes. But annexing the land could mean a move for a major business. Heading into this year's... Read more

Oregon Slaps $100K Fine on RV Park Operator

Oregon regulators proposed a $108,324 fine  for a Waldport RV park owner who they say operated an antiquated sewage treatment system that discharged sewage onto the ground, according to The Oregonian, Portland, Ore. Anthony M. Simon, owner of the King Silver RV Park & Marina, has until Feb. 5 to appeal the penalty. He did not immediately return calls for comment. The Department of Environmental Quality said it issued a permit in August for the RV park near the Alsea River to operate a new and... Read more

Evergreen Insurance USA Becomes 'Greener'

In January Evergreen USA started a new committee to bring "green" initiatives to the forefront of its thoughts. The committee will work to coordinate and spearhead efforts at Evergreen to make environmentally and socially responsible choices in its business practice, according to a news release. The company stated this will be done by: Not sacrificing the quality or cost of our products to our clients. Understanding that we will make positive environmental choices not only to support the... Read more

County to Manage Two Estes Park Campgrounds

Mary's Lake Campground in Estes Park, Colo. Colorado's Larimer County parks will manage two Estes Park campgrounds in a new agreement with the Estes Valley Recreation and Park District, according to The Coloradoan, Fort Collins, Colo. Combined, the Mary's Lake and East Portal Reservoir campgrounds cover about 125 acres and offer more than 200 campsites ranging from basic tent camping to full RV hookups. They also offer easy access to major attractions such as Rocky Mountain National... Read more

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