RV Park and Campground Briefs
From The Republic:
Iberia Parish sheriff’s deputies are investigating a shooting at an area campground that left a New Iberia teen dead.
Sheriff’s office spokesman Capt. Ryan Turner tells The Advertiser the shooting took place around 9 p.m. Monday (Sept. 5) at a campground in New Iberia.
Turner says the victim, 18-year-old Mandi Viator, was accidentally shot.
He says Viator was taken to an area hospital after allegedly being accidently shot by her fiance, and she died from her wounds a short time later.
Turner said no arrests have been made, and the investigation continues.
From The Casper Star-Tribune:
The Natrona County Fair Board will be able to save about $50,000 with its improvement of the electrical service for recreational vehicles at the fairgrounds, its director said Tuesday (Sept. 6).
“We don’t have enough power to handle them,” Tom Jones said after meeting with the Natrona County commissioners at a work session.
The commission had allocated $500,000 of optional 1-cent sales tax money in September for the fair board to provide more power to the 88 spaces for recreational vehicles used by participants during the Central Wyoming Fair and Rodeo in July and the College National Finals Rodeo in June.
The fair board received a bid of about $450,000 to upgrade the electrical service from 30 amps to 50 amps, over three years, Jones said.
The fair board and the contractor, Instrument Electric, were able to shorten the process to two years, he said.
He and fair board Chairman Forrest Chadwick attended the work session to tell the commissioners about the change and the implications for billing, Jones said.
The upgrades — originally the first and third year stages — will be made to 44 of the trailer pads this fall at a cost of about $196,000, Jones said.
The second stage will be done next year for the other 44 recreational vehicle spaces on the parking lot for a similar amount, he said.
Because of the demand, the fair will create another 15 spaces, but they won’t have electrical or water service, Jones added.
Chadwick said the board has been discussing upgrading the electrical service for at least a decade as power demands and recreational vehicle sizes have grown.
The fair installed the present electrical service in the mid-1980s when a 30-amp system was regarded as a top-of-the-line system, Chadwick said.
Over time, 30 amps couldn’t deliver the juice, he said. “They’re constantly tripping breakers.”
The county receives its optional 1-cent funding in stages, and Hendry wanted to make sure the money arrives before the bills do, he said. “We need to cash-flow on the 1-cent.”
From KPTV-TV, Beaverton, Ore.:
As of Sunday (Sept. 4), the Dollar Lake wildfire has now burned nearly 4,000 acres near Mt. Hood.
Strong winds helped the fire jump in size, from 2,978 acres Saturday, to 3,961 Sunday.
The fire is now only 3% contained.
More crews are headed to the area.
Forest service officials closed more campgrounds this weekend, including Lost Lake, Riley Horse and McNiel campgrounds, sending people there home.
From The Oregonian, Portland:
A 34-year-old woman from Eugene added to the toll of drowning deaths in Oregon over the Labor Day weekend.
Genevieve Moreno, who was swimming with friends in the Umpqua River on Sunday in front of the Elkton RV Park, tired while trying to make her way through rapids. Her friends said they saw her bob up and down a few times then disappear in the froth.
They found her five to 10 minutes later under about 8 feet of water, according to the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office. They dragged her onshore, began CPR and got her across the river in a boat but medics, who were called to the scene, pronounced her dead.