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January 15, 2013 by   - () Leave a Comment


One of the mini lodges at Ponca State Park in Nebraska.

From The Associated Press:

The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission has set up Super Bowl Special packages at Ponca State Park in northeast Nebraska.

The one- and two-night mini lodge stays are available Feb. 2-3 at a discounted rate of $189 a night, not including tax and reservation fee.

A two-night stay includes two free pizzas, five bundles of firewood and late checkout. A one-night stay includes a free pizza and two bundles of firewood.

Each mini lodge has four bedrooms, two bathrooms, a fireplace, dining table, a fully equipped kitchen, a 42-inch television, wireless Internet and linen and towel service. Each also has a deck, gas grill, fire pit and picnic table.


From The Chattanoogan, Chatanooga:

The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation announced Monday (Jan. 14) the launch of its new Geographic Information System (GIS)-based site that provides up-to-date interactive maps and information about recreational opportunities at Tennessee State Parks and natural areas. Plans also are under way to incorporate GIS information about state historical and archaeological sites in the future.

The new application offers an easily navigable portal to access a map of TDEC-managed lands. This GIS-based internet mapping system has been integrated into TDEC’s existing infrastructure to provide a wealth of geospatial information, including core GIS tools, templates and applications. These new interactive maps and layers also are designed to help TDEC improve operations and communicate more effectively with the public, while saving both time and money.

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From the Williston Herald:

A cooking fire  destroyed an RV at the Fox Run RV Park north of Williston on Jan. 10, weeks after another fire demolished another RV at the same park last month.

One resident who was home at the time was able to get out of the RV in time.

“She had trouble getting the fire extinguisher off the wall bracket,” First Assistant Fire Chief Jeremy Myers said, "which could have otherwise possibly mitigated damage.”

Myers said the camper’s walls are still standing, but the inside is a total loss.

“You look at the outside shell – it looks like it’s brand new,” he said. “It just totally destroyed the inside.”


From the Williamsburg Yorktown Daily:

The James City County Planning Commission voted unanimously on Jan. 9 to recommend approval of the rezoning application and special-use permit for Jamestown Beach to the Board of Supervisors.

A Master Plan for Jamestown Beach Campground, Jamestown Yacht Basin and Chickahominy Riverfront Park was adopted by the Board of Supervisors in June 2009, which outlined need for various improvements at the three locations. The rezoning application and a special use permit for a community recreation facility were sought from the Planning Commission to start the improvements.

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