The Current RV Park and Campground Briefs
From a news release:
The RV/MH Hall of Fame in Elkhart, Ind., will help commemorate the centennial of the Lincoln Highway by hosting two events next week.
On June 24, a caravan of 25 vintage RVs traveling the highway will stop by the Hall of Fame to spend the night at the museum where other vintage RVs are displayed. Their campers will be available to view throughout the early evening from 6 to 8 p.m.
On June 26, a caravan of nearly 100 antique autos also traveling the Lincoln Highway will stop by the Hall around 4 p.m.
From NBC News, Philadelphia:
Police say a 77-year-old woman is dead after a camper trailer rolled over her while she and her husband were working on it at a Pennsylvania campground.
The Williamsport Sun-Gazette reports the accident happened at the Cowanesque Lake Topkins Campground around 12:30 p.m. Sunday (June 16).
The campground is located in Tioga County, just south of the New York border.
Investigators say Alice Faye Erickson was working on the brakes of the camper trailer her husband was hauling with a truck. The brakes of the trailer came loose as she was lying on the ground and the vehicle ran her over.
She was pronounced dead at the scene.
From the Washington Times:
Falling into the category of “who would have thought?” is a recent report from the Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER) that found that incidents of aggression and assault against the nation’s public parks workers rose by 38 percent between 2011 and 2012.
Park rangers, wildlife refuge workers and U.S. Park Police — they’re all facing danger on the job from angry attackers, the report said.
Nearly 600 incidents were reported by six different environmentally based agencies for last year, including the National Park Service and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Newsmax reported. That’s up 38% from 2011. And more than a quarter of those incidents involved acts of violence against the worker or the police officer, the group said.
The year 2012 got off to a bad start, with a New Year’s Day fatal shooting of a park ranger at Mount Rainier National Park in Washington state, Newsmax said. Shortly after, a racist and a threatening note targeting Texas wildlife refuge visitor center employees surfaced, and in September someone shot a land management worker in Arizona, Newsmax reported.
“The saying, ‘It’s not easy being green,’ is becoming truer with each passing year,” said Jeff Ruch, executive director of the PEER group, in the Newsmax report.
From a news release:
Sun Communities Inc. announced its board of directors declared a quarterly dividend of $0.63 per share of common stock for the second quarter of 2013. The dividend is payable July 19, 2013, to shareholders of record June 28, 2013.
The board also, declared a dividend of $0.4475 per share on the Company’s 7.125% Series A Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Stock, which was issued on Nov. 14, 2012. The dividend will be paid on July 15, 2013, to shareholders of record on July 2, 2013.
Sun Communities Inc. currently owns and operates a portfolio of 185 cRV park and manufactured housing ommunities comprising approximately 68,200 developed sites.
From King5 News, Seattle:
It’s never happened before and may not happen this year, but Washington Gov. Jay Inslee wants state agencies to prepare for a government shutdown.
Each agency had until 5 p.m. Monday (June 17) to submit shutdown contingency plans to the governor’s office.
Lawmakers have been unable to reach a budget deal this year, resulting in two special sessions.
If there’s no deal by July 1, under state law, agencies are not allowed to spend any money.
The governor’s budget office is going to determine which agencies and employees are protected by the state or federal constitutions and should be kept on the payroll without a budget.
State parks could close, corrections staff inside prisons and in community supervision positions could be cut.