High bear activity forces closure of part of Big Bend National Park

Big Bend National Park is a popular winter snowbird location along the Rio Grande River in Texas, but authorities have been forced to close the popular Lost Mine Trail area due to increased bear activity, reports National Parks Traveler.  The closure includes the trail, trailhead, parking area and north facing slope of Casa Grande Peak. Alternative areas for hiking and camping in…

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Motorhomes have become the towing industry’s biggest headache

The towing of RVs, mostly motorhomes, is not just a problem for their residents, but also for the towing companies that must abide by city towing contracts, reports The Register-Guard in Springfield, Oregon. There are currently 15 old, broken down or otherwise uninhabitable motorhomes parked at Charley Richmond’s two-acre tow yard. It will cost Richmond $42,000 to get rid of…

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National Weather Service warns of wildfire threats in California

National Weather Service says don’t lower your guard as more wildfires and the prediction of strong winds and low humidity raise the threat of wildfires in California. State firefighters said Saturday that they were preparing for “potential extreme fire weather” this weekend and into early next week, reports VOA News. The National Weather Service issued warnings for increased fire risk…

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RV fridge repair company sued for cheating customers in 40 states

An Arkansas business owner may be fined $1.5 million plus be required to make payments of about $81,000 in restitution to 155 customers in 40 states and Canada that he is alleged to have cheated, according to a lawsuit filed by Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge and reported by Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. Rutledge sued Jerry Wayne Collins, 49, of Plumerville and his…

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San Francisco neighborhood blames city for homeless RV problem

The growing number of RVs parked on neighborhood streets is “out-of-control” claims San Francisco neighborhood homeowners, and demand the city become more proactive in solving the problem, reports ABC 7 News. “Once you get a couple RVs, it’s like a signal goes out. It’s a dumping ground,” said David Lara, who was referring to RVs parked along University Street around the…

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Two bodies found after four people swept away in Junction, Texas, flood

Two people are still missing from an RV park in Junction, Texas, after the Llano River flooded and washed out the park. Search and rescue teams continue to hunt for any sign of them along the river banks after it flooded on Monday, reported Everything Lubbock on Friday, Oct. 12. The river swelled more than 24 feet, forcing first responders to…

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