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Current Briefs for RV Parks and Campgrounds

July 17, 2013 by   - () Leave a Comment

COLORADO

From the Denver Post:

Colorado Parks and Wildlife Director Rick Cables is joining Vail Resorts, the country’s largest resort operator. He will serve as vice president of natural resources and conservation for the company, managing the resort operator’s navigation of federal regulatory issues surrounding its operations on public lands, the company said in a press release Tuesday.

The move comes two years after Cables took control of the merger of Colorado State Parks and the Colorado Division of Wildlife, overseeing about 900 employees.

“Rick got us through the transition. I think the agency is ready to move forward in as good a position as you can imagine,” said Mike King, director of Colorado’s Department of Natural Resources (DNR).

The Pueblo native and son of a Forest Service worker climbed the ranks of the U.S. Forest Service to become chief of the Rocky Mountain region before taking on the task of merging the culturally divergent departments of Parks and Wildlife.

Cables intends to remain with the agency through Aug. 6.

KENTUCKY

From a news release:

Wranglers Campground at Land Between the Lakes (LBL) National Recreation Area will host the 17th Annual Rodeo and Grand Jubilee Friday and Saturday, July 19 and 20. Attendees can enjoy half price camping, games, and other activities for the kids, as well as a rodeo starting at 8 p.m. both nights.

The rodeo is open to the public. Admission is $10 ages 13 and up and $5 ages 12 and under. Be sure to bring a lawn chair or blanket for seating. Coolers are prohibited; however, concessions will be available.

Championship Productions Rodeo from Monticello, Ark., will operate the rodeo this year. Events include Jr. Barrel Racing, Bareback Riding, Break-Away Roping, Calf Roping, Steer Wrestling, Team Roping, Saddle Bronc Riding, Barrel Racing, and Bull Riding.

“This is an opportunity to see something a little different,” says Jamey Thweatt, assistant manager at Wranglers. “The rodeo is a great family friendly event with fun activities for the kids. You can even have your picture taken with ‘Winchester’, the gentle Brahma Bull.”

PENNSYLVANIA

From the Standard-Speaker:

Janet Lightner, co-owner of Moyer’s Grove Campground in Wapwallopen, has been holding events at the campground to benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation since 1991. To date, Moyer’s Grove has raised more than $204,000.

In 2012, it raised a record total of $28,685 for the Make-A-Wish office in Scranton. The office grants wishes for children with life-threatening medical conditions from 11 counties in northeastern Pennsylvania, according to Maggie O’Brien, who heads the regional office.

“Every year, they raise more and more,” O’Brien said. “They are really the definition of the Margaret Mead quote, ‘Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world.’ They are highly committed to the mission. They are very warm hearted, generous people and we are very fortunate to have them.”

Without support from campers, Lightner said Moyer’s wouldn’t be able to raise what it does.

From the Germantown Patch:

Little Bennett Campground’s weeklong 30th anniversary celebration culminates with the Little Bennett Camperoo on Saturday (July 20) with festivities ranging from chainsaw carving to pitch-a-tent contests, according to the county park’s homepage. The Camperoo will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Little Bennett Campground is part of Little Bennett Regional Park, which at 3,700 acres is the largest “natural gem” in Montgomery County, according to park officials.

Celebratory events for the campground’s 30th anniversary kicked off Monday night with campfire cooking.

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