- Published: Sunday, 29 May 2016 07:54
- Written by Larry Farquhar
The News Tribune (Tribune News Service)
Published: May 27, 2016
Cmdr. Carol Kirkland lived at the Holiday Park campground on Joint Base Lewis-McChord so she didn’t have to buy a house before her upcoming retirement from the Public Health Service.
Robert Braley, a retired Alaska Air National Guard master sergeant, snowbirds at Holiday Park every year to be near his daughter, who lives in Tacoma.
Spc. Stephen Ogden, who enlisted in the Army Reserve after leaving active duty in September, planned to stay at Holiday Park until August, when his Reserve training will begin at Joint Base Langley-Eustis in Virginia.
The three were among 15 long-term residents at the campground — 10 in RVs or trailers, five in tents — who had a handshake agreement with the manager there to stay as long as they wanted. But the manager wasn’t following Army rules, which allow only four-week stays from October to April and two-week stays from May to September. When JBLM’s Morale, Welfare and Recreation leaders found out about the long-term arrangement, the manager was let go and the residents lost the spots they called home. The last of them, including Braley, have until Saturday to leave.
- Published: Saturday, 19 March 2016 08:09
- Written by Larry Farquhar
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- Published: Friday, 04 December 2015 11:16
- Written by Barry W. Zander
By Barry Zander
… it’s better to say, “We over-prepared and it didn’t happen,” than to underprepare and only react to hazardous conditions. And the consequences historically have been significant …
El Niño is coming. It’s practically a certainty, according to the National Weather Service (NWS), but is that something that RV travelers should care about?
Depends where you are in North America, according to NWS forecast maps and predictions, but if you’re in its most impacted path, you will be affected. Speaking to an overflow audience at the public library in the mountain community of Idyllwild, California, Warning Coordinator Meteorologist Alex Tardy presented a solid case for what’s ahead for the end of 2015 and the early spring of ‘16.
Most affected will be travelers in Southern California and Arizona, according to the data interpreted by NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Agency (NOAA). Tardy said, “The rains and mountain snow are predicted to begin this fall as they do each normal winter; however, the change in the jet stream should bring a more persistent stretch of storms for mid-winter through March. In the U.S. southwest, expect more frequent periods of rain and snow but not necessarily stronger storms.”