Latest Briefs for RV Parks and Campgrounds
From the Daily American, Somerset:
The 28th annual Fall Harvest Gospel Music Festival will be held Friday (Aug. 30) through Monday, Labor Day Weekend, at Camp Harmony Campgrounds, 1414 Plank Road, Hooversville.
Twenty-seven gospel groups and soloists from Delaware, Ohio, Missouri, Oklahoma, Alaska and Pennsylvania will participate throughout the weekend.
Singing will begin at 7 p.m. Friday and at 1 p.m. Saturday, Sunday and Monday. The festival will be held inside a large building, rain or shine. Bring lawn chairs for seating. Food and refreshments will be available. Hook-ups for campers are also available. Cabins are available for rent.
Reservations are needed for cabins. For more information on cabins, phone Camp Harmony at 814-798-5885.
A chicken barbecue will be held beginning at noon Saturday. The swimming pool and water slide will be open with a lifeguard on duty. The Sunday worship service will begin at 10 a.m. with Tom Smith from Everett. A special junior church will be held for the children during the morning service.
From the greenautoblog.com:
General Motors' Chevrolet division, looking to gain some positive exposure among the surfer set, installed two free electric-vehicle charging stations at a couple of local state parks last week, Malibu Creek and Leo Carrillo State Beach. The cars will get a good view while they fill up on electrons, too, as the parks are just off the Pacific Coast Highway.
Between Chevy and its partner CBS EcoMedia, the stations will allow drivers to charge up their plug-in vehicles gratis for at least the next three years, after which point we'd rather be taking Elon Musk'sHyperloop to San Francisco at warp speed. Nissan also installed chargers at California state parks earlier this year.
California has long served as the U.S. leading edge for both plug-in vehicles and the stations that charge them up. As of earlier this month, about 1,400 of the country's 6,400 publicly available charging stations were in the Golden State, giving California more than three times the number of stations as second-place Texas, according to US Department of Energy figures.
From the Los Angeles Times:
A spokesman for the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said "alcohol is suspected" to have been a factor when two off-duty deputies allegedly fired their guns during a dispute over loud music at a campground this past weekend.
The deputies — Dejay Barber, 44, and Matthew Rincon, 24 — were arrested on suspicion of negligent discharge of a firearm after Chino police officers were called to Prado Regional Park early Sunday morning.
Authorities suspect that the off-duty deputies learned they were colleagues only after their campground showdown.
Both deputies have been relieved of duty with pay.
Sheriff's Department spokesman Steve Whitmore said Monday that the men allegedly brandished their guns in a "threatening manner." They did not fire at each other, he said, but into the air.
"Alcohol is suspected," Whitmore said. "This is gross negligence."
It's unclear if there were other campers nearby when the off-duty deputies began shooting, officials said, but multiple rounds were fired.
"I don't know how many, but more than one," Whitmore said.
One of the deputies works in the county courts, Whitmore said, and the other is in the department's transit services division. The criminal investigation will be handled by Chino police, he said.
The Calaveras County Fairgrounds RV Park in Angels Camp has opened its facility free to Tuolumne County residents who are in the official evacuation areas of the Rim Fire.
The RV park offers full hookups, shade trees and allows pets on leashes, says Pine Tree. Wi-fi is available. The park has 60 spaces available on a first-come, first-served basis.
“We just want to reach out to our neighbors in Tuolumne County and let them know we are here supporting them, too,” said Laurie Giannini, CEO for the Calaveras County Fair and Jumping Frog Jubilee.
From the Southeast Texas Record:
An insurance company targeted in a lawsuit over a purported arson at a Bacliff recreational vehicle park countered the allegations against it.
State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Co. filed an original answer Aug. 19 into William Montgomery, doing business as Pelican RV Park, and Artesia, N.M., resident Joe Torres’s suit.
The suit alleges that Bacliff resident Shirley Ekstrom is responsible for a fire two years ago which damaged “multiple” fixtures and properties, including Torres’s 2007 Holiday RV.
Court papers submitted last month pinpoint the July 17, 2011, blaze in question to Eckstrom’s adjacent garage.
The Galveston County Sheriff’s Department determined arson to be the cause of the inferno, and the original petition shows it consumed Torres’s vehicle and the contents contained within while it purportedly cost Montgomery three months of income.
According to the suit, State Farm is also being sued because it apparently failed and refused to cover Torres’s reported damages.
Its three-page answer contends that there is “(no) standing to bring any of the claims against this defendant.”
“The plaintiffs did not sustain any injuries or damages as a result of any act or omission of the defendant,” the response says.
From CBS 7, Odessa:
The city of Andrews in West Texas is holding off on renewing a permit for an RV and mobile home park, asking owners to make conditions safer for residents.
The Hillcrest Motor Park in Andrews had a specific use permit to rent out multiple RV’s on its property. Now that permit is expired and city leaders have to make a hard decision — force better living conditions or allow dozens of people to be left homeless.
"Let us live how we need to live, straight up, if we have to move RVs in here and live in them, let us live in them,” said Hillcrest Motor Park Resident Diana Self.
The Andrews City Council discussed renewing Hillcrest's expired permit for the 20 to 30 RVs and homes on the lot — but with sewer infrastructure problems and trash issues, they want the owner to make improvements first.
"There are some problems with trash and substandard housing, so we would like the owner to work with us on bringing it up to par,” said Andrews City Council Member Flora Braly.