Las Cruces, NM, passes ordinance to restrict RV street parking

It appears that in Las Cruces, New Mexico, a new ordinance restricting parking on city streets is aimed at “homeless” RV dwellers and not at residents parking their own RVs at their address. Under the new ordinance, which becomes effective Sep. 1, RV owners will be required to obtain a free parking permit to park (temporarily) on city streets, reports…

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Proposed bipartisan bills to expand recreation on public lands

Tue., Aug 7, 2018. Expanded recreation opportunities on federal lands could be in store for RVers in the near future if bipartisan Senate and House bills pass. This could mean more public land open to dispersed camping as well as other recreation choices.   On Advocacy Day, more than 120 members of the RV industry asked members of Congress to support the bipartisan…

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Containing Mendocino Complex fires may take until Sept. 1

Officials in California are warning that it will likely be closer to September 1st before they are able to contain the Mendocino Complex Fire, reports NPR on Wednesday morning. California continues to battle 17 major wildfires fueled by record-breaking heat and dead vegetation left over from a five-year drought – the worst in the state’s history – that ended last…

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A wave of deer ticks spreads across the country

Hikers and campers need to be on the alert for ticks this summer because of an invasion of Lyme disease-carrying deer ticks that is sweeping across the nation. The CDC says rising temperatures are to blame for the tripling of mosquito-, tick- and flea-borne illnesses from 2004 to 2016. In Maine, people say they spotted the eight-legged arachnid before spring. They noticed…

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National Academy of Sciences warns Earth could become ‘hothouse’

Thinking of buying a new RV? You might want to consider adding an extra air conditioner, a larger awning complete with sunshades all around, and spending more time at campgrounds in higher altitudes. According to a report by the National Academy of Sciences, a domino effect will kick in if global temperatures rise more than 2°C above pre-industrial levels, leading to…

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Mendocino Complex wildfire grows to largest in California history

The River and Ranch wildfires in Northern California, known as the Mendocino Complex Fire, continue to rage out of control, now having burned more than 283,000 acres. The two blazes that began burning through Northern California late last month have grown at breathtaking speed to form a massive inferno that has now set a new mark for destruction, reports the…

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