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April 18, 2013 by   - () Leave a Comment

Shane Ott

MONTANA

From the Billings Standard:

Two weeks ago in China, a country with almost no commercial campgrounds and limited cross-country highways, Shane Ott of Billings opened a third Airstream RV dealership, according to the Billings (Mont.) Standard.

The Beijing dealer, Xing Liu, sold two RVs on opening weekend.

“I think, maybe in some cases, these ultra-wealthy people are parking the RV on their property just to make their equally wealthy neighbors jealous,” Ott said.

In recent years, China has been on a tear to build modern infrastructure from subways to railroads to highways, according to the newspaper.

“They may not have many miles of highways, but the ones they have are brand new,” he said.

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NEW YORK

From the Glens Falls Post Star:

The Adirondack Samaritan Counseling Center in Hudson Falls will honor the Lake George RV Park on Route 149 in Lake George for its ethical practices during an awards banquet on April 27.

The RV park, owned by Dave King, will be honored in the large business division.

The winners were selected for their commitment to core ethical values such as integrity, fairness, honesty, community involvement and public service.

The awards are the result of a yearlong process. The counseling center, which provides mental health services across the region, seeks to recognize ethical local businesses because there is a connection between a positive, supportive workplace and mental health.

Nominations are sought in the spring and summer, and a SUNY Adirondack business ethics class conducts interviews and ranks the nominees in the fall.

NORTH DAKOTA

From The Forum, Fargo-Moorhead:

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, will delay opening its camping facilities at Lake Ashtabula near Valley City, N.D., until May 10, weather permitting.

The decision is due to the snowpack lingering into late April and no significant melting forecast for the next 10 days.

Campgrounds impacted include East Ashtabula Crossing, West Ashtabula Crossing, Eggert’s Landing and Mel Rieman Recreation Area.

MISSOURI

From KSDK-TV, St. Louis:

Missouri has been named "Best Trails State" in the nation by a nonprofit organization working to enhance and protect the country's hiking, biking and riding trails.

The group, American Trails, made the announcement Wednesday (April 17) at the International Trails Symposium in Arizona. The "Best Trails State" award is handed out every two years to the state that does the most to improve and promote its trails system.

According to the Missouri Department of Natural Resources, the state park system features almost a thousand miles of managed trails and more than 500 miles of National Recreation Trails designated by the U.S. Department of Interior.

More than 18 million people visited Missouri state parks in 2012, marking the fourth straight year of increased attendance, reversing a 10-year decline.

Gov. Jay Nixon's office said a 2012 economic study for the Missouri park system reported total annual expenditure of state park visitors in 2011 was approximately $778 million.

 

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