Girl climbs tree near Northwest campground to escape wolf pack

A helicopter had to rescue a research student Thursday afternoon after a group of wolves surrounded her near a Washington state campground. Okanogan County dispatch received a call around 12:30 p.m. from the student, who was surveying the area near the Tiffany Spring Campground in northern Washington when she came across the wolves. Officials said she had climbed 30 feet…

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Yellowstone records 2nd busiest June ever

Yellowstone National Park had its second busiest June on record, according to statistics released today. Park statisticians counted 810,884 visits last month, a total topped only by 2016, the park’s busiest year ever. It’s also the third consecutive year that the June visits have surpassed 800,000. The total brings year-to-date visits to 1.38 million, also the second highest on record.…

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Tornado rips through RV park, destroying RVs, killing infant

A newborn baby was killed and more than two dozen people were injured when a tornado whipped through a North Dakota oil patch RV park overnight, overturning RVs and demolishing more than 100 structures, officials said Tuesday. The storm moved through Watford City, in the northwestern part of the state, shortly after midnight. About 20 of the reported 28 injured…

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Grand Design recalls fifth wheels for propane leak issue

Grand Design RV is recalling certain 2018-2019 Grand Design Solitude fifth-wheel trailers. The liquid propane (LP) gas line on the optional pull-out outside kitchen may contact the underside of the hot grill. Contact with the hot grill may result in a propane leak, increasing the risk of a fire. Grand Design will notify owners, and dealers will re-route the LP…

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Newmar RV recalls motorhomes for windshield wiper problem

Newmar Corporation is recalling certain 2018-2019 Newmar Mountain Aire, London Aire, Essex, and King Aire motorhomes. These vehicles are equipped with windshield wipers that may have an incorrect bend, possibly preventing the wiper arms from properly contacting the windshield. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 104, “Windshield Wiping…

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Thor recalls motorhomes: Loose U-bolts could cause crash

Thor Motor Coach is recalling nearly 700 model year 2019 Thor Four Winds, Chateau, Freedom Elite, Majestic, Outlaw, Quantum and Vegas motorhomes built on modified Ford E-450 chassis. The U-bolts on the rear axle that hold the leaf spring and rear axle together may have been insufficiently tightened. The loose U-bolts may further loosen or break, allowing the axle to…

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Forest River recalls travel trailers for axle issue

Forest River is recalling certain 2019 Forest River Salem and Wildwood travel trailers. These vehicles are equipped with an axle equalizer that can allow the axle to contact the chassis. If the axle contacts the chassis, it could result in axle failure, increasing the risk of a crash. Forest River has notified owners, and dealers will replace the axle equalizer…

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