Latest Briefs for RV Parks and Campgrounds
From a news release:
The Family Motor Coach Association (FMCA), one of the sponsors of a PBS concert featuring the Texas Tenors vocal trio this past spring, has announced that the group will perform at the association’s 89th Family Reunion and Motorhome Showcase in Perry, Ga., March 17-20.
According to a press release, millions of viewers met the singers as they competed on NBC-TV’s “America’s Got Talent” in 2009. To date, they remain the highest-ranking vocal group in the show’s history.
Tunes from the group’s newest CD, “You Should Dream,” scheduled for release later this year, were performed during the taping of the PBS concert on May 13 at Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, Ariz. The trio was accompanied by the Phoenix Symphony and the New Life Singers university choir.
The Tenors previously performed at the association’s 84th International Convention in Redmond, Ore., in August 2010.
Other performers slated to appear during the association’s 2014 event in Perry are Southern humorist/speaker Jeanne Robertson, March 18, and singer/songwriter Sarah Getto, March 20.
From the Wilson County News, Floresville:
After more than a year, the Floresville Planning and Zoning Commission has issued unanimous approval of a special-use permit for the Pecan Springs RV Park.
From the Fort Worth Star-Telegram:
Campers and boaters will have to find other spots for recreation at Benbrook Lake after the Army Corps of Engineers abruptly closed Rocky Creek Park on Tuesday (Sept. 17).
The park was closed after the corps canceled a joint management agreement with nonprofit foundation Our Lands and Waters late last week.
Rhonda Paige, a spokeswoman for the Fort Worth district office of the corps, said the park is closed until further notice. She also said Rocky Creek has no camping reservations through September, but if the closing of the park continues into October — the beginning of the new fiscal year — it could have an impact.
From The Dispatch, Ocean City:
Though it seemed dead on arrival when introduced to the Worcester County Commission in August, two commissioners this week chose to resurrect discussion on possible cooperative campground changes that would allow the enclosure of porches.
Commission President Bud Church and Commissioner Jim Bunting both decided to add their name to an application that calls for the allowance of enclosed porches on cooperative campgrounds. This comes as a reversal of both commissioners’ earlier decision not to move the bill forward when it was first presented on Aug. 20.
The proposed text amendment application was originally submitted last winter by attorney Mark Cropper on behalf of the Bali Hi Cooperative Campground. The application seeks an alteration to the county code that would allow porches in co-op campgrounds to be bounded by “temporary roll or soft plastic enclosures.”
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From KPAX-TV, Missoula:
Layoffs have begun at Glacier Park Incorporated after the company failed to renew their concessions contract with Glacier National Park.
Glacier Park Inc. managed concessions at the park for over 30 years, but their contract expired earlier this year. Park officials then announced that Xanterra Parks and Resorts was able to secure a 16-year contract last month.
It's not clear at this time how many layoffs will take place as a result of losing the bid – or how long layoffs will continue.
From the Rocky Mountain Outlook, Canmore:
A prominent former superintendent of Banff National Park is accusing the federal government of selling out the public interest in favour of commercialization of national parks.
In Facebook statements about a proposed 66-room hotel and 15 tent cabins on the shores of Jasper’s Maligne Lake, Kevin Van Tighem stated the public interest is being sold out in spite of clear messages from Canadians who don’t want more “development and diversions in their treasured national parks.”
“We are on the verge of losing 20 years worth of hard and principled work by public servants to respond to broad public concern by establishing firm limits on commercial development,” he wrote.
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