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Esports gaming room coming to Muskegon park as youth recreation interests change

MUSKEGON, MI – A different kind of sport is coming to a city park in Muskegon.

An esports video gaming room is planned for the community building at Smith Ryerson Park in the city’s Jackson Hill neighborhood.

The room will be turned into an esports center where groups and organizations can hold competitions, workshops and other community programs centered on video gaming.

The idea is to attract young people who are not as much into traditional recreational sports programming as they are video gaming.

Gaming rooms are becoming popular on college campuses where teams and clubs compete. The University of

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Timed-entry pass system coming to popular Colorado fourteener amid increase in outdoor recreation

According to the USDA Forest Service, the year of 2020 brought a 200 percent increase in outdoor recreation across Colorado’s northern Front Range, which included a large number of first-time trailgoers and campers.

With so many people headed to Colorado’s natural areas, parking issues, long lines, irresponsible camping, and crowded trails became major pain points for those maintaining the space. As a result, managers of Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests, along with Pawnee National Grassland, are looking into new strategies to that will encourage more responsible use. This will most likely mean a number of limitations and changes being put

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Mini-American Invasion of British Hotel Sector Is Coming This Summer

U.K. hotels are gearing up for more visitors after a terrible 2020. A number of luxury or boutique U.S. hotel operators are ready to check in.

The Mondrian, the NoMad and the Graduate are among the brands that are planning to open new U.K. properties over the summer. They are betting that a mix of cultural tourists from abroad and stir-crazy locals eager to travel again will fill their rooms.

“Luxury travel will always gravitate towards London,” said

Chadi Farhat,

chief operating officer of the Los Angeles-headquartered SBE Entertainment Group. “London remains buoyant and a global capital of art, culture,

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Hotel coming to Duluth’s historic former City Hall

DULUTH – Visitors will soon be able to sleep in the former council chambers when a 13-room boutique hotel opens this summer in Duluth’s historic Old City Hall.

“We are designing the space to bring the stories of Duluth to life in a big bold way,” owner Rod Raymond said in a news release. “The interior design blends the glamour of the Roaring ’20s with bright contemporary art, against a Romanesque backdrop, telling a new story of vibrancy and abundance for the future of Duluth.”

The Oliver Traphagen-designed building at 132 E. Superior St. served as City Hall from 1889

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Travel is coming back. That’s great news for airport stores

Airline travel in the United States recently reached its highest level since the pandemic began, although it’s still around half of what it was pre-pandemic, according to the Transportation Security Administration. On Friday, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said that fully vaccinated people can resume travel at low risk to themselves but that it still wasn’t recommended at this time because of rising numbers of coronavirus cases.

The recent uptick in travel is helping stores like Hudson, one of the largest airport retailers in the United States. Hudson temporarily closed more than 700 of its more … read more

Groundbreaking for free whitewater and recreation Mill City Park in Franklin coming

New Hampshire is months away from becoming home to the first whitewater park in New England. The massive make-over for downtown Franklin includes a park and camping area.Mill City Part at Franklin Falls has been years in the making. The nonprofit will transform the downtown section of Franklin into the whitewater park, surrounded by walking and biking trails, camping and even an amphitheater. “There’s about 300 whitewater parks in the country, there’s over 30 in Colorado alone, but there’s not one up here,” founder of Mill City Park Marty Parichand said. Construction is set to begin on the park in … read more