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April 16, 2013 by   - () Leave a Comment


From The Ponca City News:

Oklahoma’s newest playground, Tulsa RV Ranch, is accepting applications for jobs. It anticipates hiring 90 to 100 people this year.

The 160-acre ranch, 9 miles south of Glenpool on U.S. Highway 75, will have chuck wagon races, PRCA championship rodeo action, tractor pulls, bull riding and bronc busting, barrel racing, mudding and concerts.

The rodeo arena features a saloon overlooking the arena. There is also a new family restaurant and covered arena.

The ranch also has more than 90 RV hook-ups, restrooms with showers, and a recreation room. There are stalls and corrals for overnight stays with horses, feed and hay, Wi-Fi, a general store, conference room and a motocross track.


From the Rim Country Gazette:

Campgrounds on the Payson Ranger District are now open, with bear-proof dumpsters in all six campgrounds as well as food storage boxes in about half of the 63 campsites in Ponderosa Campground,” announced Rachel Hohl, recreation staff.

“Bear-aware behaviors must always be practiced in this part of Arizona. Campers need to store all scented items in provided food storage boxes or their cars and daily throw all garbage in the bear-proof dumpsters daily. Tents should be placed away from food cooking areas.”

“We work closely with Arizona Game and Fish wildlife specialists on issues such as the bear incidents last year which resulted in area campground closures,” observed Joel Mona, acting district ranger. “We emphasize bear-awareness behaviors to our visitors every year.”

“And, as many of our visitors know, we are once again approaching wildfire season. Please practice safe habits and ensure your campfires are out. Dead out,” emphasized Mona.

“As in previous dry years, we will probably be going into campfire restrictions in the next two months, so visitors need to get updated forest information by calling forest offices or visiting their websites before planning their camping trips. All six Arizona national forests maintain updated campfire restriction on their websites,” concluded Mona.


From the Diamond Bar-Walnut Patch:

California Senate Republican Leader Bob Huff urges California Attorney General Kamala Harris to take action against the California Parks and Recreation leadership related to $20 million in "secret funds" the agency allegedly put away.

In his most recent Capitol Comment, Huff, whose district includes Diamond Bar and Walnut, said that one year has passed since investigators in the attorney general's office reportedly discovered the funds. At the same time the money was found, the park service had been closing parks, he said.

Huff alleges that this is a misuse of taxpayer funds and publicly calls for Harris to respond to a letter the state Senate and Assembly Republican leadership sent to her urging an investigation into other funding abuses.

Huff represents the 29th Senate District covering portions of Los Angeles, Orange and San Bernardino counties.


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