RV Park and Campground Briefs
From the Rouge River Independent:
The 7th Annual Shady Cove River ArtWalk is set for Saturday and Sunday (Aug. 13-14). The annual event includes both new and returning visual artists and performing artists to Edgewater Inn and along the banks of the scenic Rogue River, at the Rogue River RV Park. Entrance is free.
A crowd of 4,000 is anticipated.
From KRGV-TV, Rio Grande Valley:
Port Mansfield officials say last week’s fire that destroyed several boats and cars was most likely accidental.
The blaze happened at a storage shed at the R&R RV Park Aug. 1. Port Mansfield volunteer fire Chief Whitey Thompson says he thinks the fire was caused by extreme heat inside the metal building. Thompson says many of the boats and cars were filled with gasoline.
Thompson says he does not expect a formal investigation into the cause of the fire because of the town and county’s limited budgets.
An ambitious plan from the Prince George Horse Society would see a $14 million expansion of the Exhibition Park agricultural area in Prince George.
A long-range plan by the society would see the construction of a covered outdoor arena, a second indoor arena, a new barn, an RV park and additional paddocks and boarding stalls. Joan Chess-Woollacott with the society says the goal is to create Western Canada’s premiere equine center. She says the demand is here with the current facilities stretched to the limit.
“Like the reining show in the summer, exceeded our capacity, we ran out of stalls, we could’ve had more competitors. What greater place than to have it locally and to attract others from across western Canada,” said Chess-Woollacott.
The society is asking city staff to continue to provide planning assistance, but insist they are not asking for millions in funding. The PGHS intends to fund the expansion through government grants and fundraising.
From the Seattle Post-Intelligence:
The state of New York has upgraded a campground on the sandy shore of Schroon Lake in the eastern Adirondacks to make it handicapped-accessible.
Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Joe Martens is hosting a ribbon-cutting ceremony today (Aug. 9) at the recently expanded Scaroon Manor Campground and Day Use Area.
The 60-site campground and beach facilities have been designed to be universally accessible in compliance with the Americans With Disabilities Act.
Scaroon Manor was once the site of a bustling summer resort in the style of the grand resorts of the Catskills. The movie “Majorie Morningstar” with Gene Kelly and Natalie Wood was filmed there in 1957.
After business declined and the resort closed down, the property was sold to the state in 1967 and remained dormant for many years.
From the Victorville Daily Press:
San Bernardino County Fire investigators are trying to determine what sparked a fire that consumed more than 12 acres in the Mojave River bottom Sunday (Aug. 7) and threatened several structures at a nearby campground, fire authorities said Monday.
“The cause is still under investigation right now,” County Fire Capt. Tom Marshall said. He noted there was a large homeless population living near where the fire reportedly started, but it was unclear if any transients had done something to cause Sunday’s blaze.
At one point during the firefighting, dark smoke covered the lanes of Interstate 15, prompting California Highway Patrol officers to escort drivers across the smoky stretch of highway, Marshall said. There were also reports of a crash on the northbound lanes of the freeway just before Stoddard Wells Road, but officials weren’t sure if the fire contributed to the incident.
County Fire firefighters and Cal Fire hand crews worked for more than 16 hours to put out the flames and then mop up the area, Marshall said.
Six people have been charged after a large quantity of fuel was stolen from a government wharf in eastern Newfoundland.
The RCMP say almost 4,500 liters of gasoline were taken from a pump at Newman Sound campground in Terra Nova National Park.
Police said four people picked up for questioning on July 29 gave them statements that led to two more arrests in early August.
At least one of the people charged is a former park employee.
From The Milan News-Leader:
Fans of bluegrass music have flocked to KC Campground in Milan, Mich., for the past 13 years for the annual Milan Bluegrass Festival, and starting Thursday (Aug. 11), the festival makes its triumphant return.
Favorites from last year and years past will return, including Rhonda Vincent and the Rage, Next Best Thing, the Wildwood Valley Boys and Russell Moore and IIIrd Tyme Out.
“It’s a great festival,” said Moore, “it’s a great venue, its run really well and Jim and Fay Wilder and all the people there work really hard to give the fans and musicians a great time.”
A full schedule of the festival can be found at the festival’s website at http://thewilderfestival.com/milanschedule.htm.
Ticket prices have gone up slightly since last year at $75 for all three days and $35 for each individual day.
Moore and his band IIIrd Tyme Out have been recording since 1991, and have won the Vocal Group of the Year award handed out by the International Bluegrass Music Association seven times. Moore has been awarded Male Vocalist of the Year three times.