RV Park and Campground Briefs
From the Press of Atlantic City:
Three men were hospitalized following a fight early Sunday (Aug. 21) at the Driftwood Campground in Dennis Township in New Jersey's Cape May County.
State Police responded to the campground at about 2:30 a.m., where they found six males engaged in a fight over a previous verbal altercation.
As a result of the fight, police said, two males were flown to AtlanticCare Regional Medical Center, City Campus. A third male was transported to Cape Regional Medical Center with minor injuries. Police said none of the injuries were considered life threatening.
All of the suspects were charged with simple assault. Two were also charged with aggravated assault.
The case is under investigation pending the apprehension of one additional male who fled the scene prior to the arrival of police.
From the examiner.com:
Despite protests from animal rights organizations, the annual snapping turtle festival at Campshore Campgrounds near Aurora, Ind., went on as planned on Saturday (Aug. 20).
"It's just a little fun the guys have – of who can grab it the fastest and get it our the quickest," is Greg Park's explanation of Snapperfest 2011, where wild snapping turtles are overtly tortured by flabby"macho men" in shirtless overalls.
Onlookers and filming crews who might look suspiciously like members of the press or other assorted media sources may have been barred from filming the "entertainment."
World Animal Awareness Society, a nonprofit based in Michigan, traveled to Campshore Campgrounds Saturday to capture on film "Truth Through Video" and to interview those attending both in support and those who are and have been protesting the event.
Executive director and founder of the organization Tom McPhee was told to "leave the property and not to come back today." Apparently there was a warning that "outsiders" would just cause trouble.
McPhee tried other methods to obtain some footage.
Despite the Internet firestorm of protests against the egregious animal cruelty to wildlife, the festival continued.
From the Edmonton Journal:
A 170-site RV park is proposed in conjunction with the Coal Creek Golf Resort now under development atop a former coal line near Camrose, Alberta. A 45-minute drive from Edmonton – half an hour from Camrose – Coal Creek is definitely one of a kind. Not only is it built on a coal mine, but it encompasses three distinct types of golf architecture: quarry, links and woodlands. The course will open next year. No word on when the RV park might open.
Due to timber harvest operations occurring adjacent to a campground, the Bend-Ft. Rock Ranger District is closing most of the campground until the end of August when timber operations are expected to be completed.
The Bend Ft. Rock Ranger District determined that the associated noise and safety concerns of the harvest activities next to Little Fawn Creek Campground, a group camping area next to Elk Lake, warranted closing most of the campground.
In addition, visitors staying in the campground or visiting areas nearby will likely hear noise from the harvest operation. Visitors are encouraged to seek camping opportunities in other area campgrounds. Reservations may be made for selected sites within campgrounds on the Deschutes National Forest using the web-based reservation system at www.recreation.gov.
The victim in the fatal mobile home fire on Aug. 18 has been identified.
The victim, Rebecca Nove, 64, was trapped in her residence at the Carefree Resort RV Park, 350 Lee Ave.
Neighbors got Nove out of the burning mobile home, but she was unresponsive when rescue personnel arrived.
Residents at the mobile home park heroically pulled Nove from her scooter, which was stuck in the doorway to her front porch, said Battalion Chief Craig Stephenson of the Bullhead City Fire Department.
She was taken to Western Arizona Regional Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead Thursday evening.
Two other people were displaced by the blaze, which destroyed one mobile home and badly damaged another.
The cause of the fire is under investigation, Stephenson said, but it is believed that the victim may have been smoking while on home oxygen, which contributed to the fire's rapid spread.
Nineteen BHCFD firefighters responded to the blaze. The Clark County and Fort Mohave fire departments provided coverage for Bullhead City during the incident, Stephenson said.
From Marlys Trunkhill, co-president, NAMI Door County, as printed in the the Door County Advocate:
Thank you to the campers at Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park. For the third year, Jim and Jill Kavicky and their campers at Jellystone Park have raised funds for JAK's Place, the mental health resource center of NAMI Door County.
This year the Kid's Carnival weekend was Aug. 5-7 which included a parade led by Yogi Bear in the morning, followed by games, rides, events, and raffle tickets for great gifts donated by Door County merchants. The day ended with a DJ dance. Nonperishable food items were collected for the resource center, and donations raised totaled $4,000.
Thank you to all volunteers and participants supporting the programs and activities at NAMI/JAK's Place.
Plan ahead and attend the festivities next summer for the annual 'Kid's Carnival.'