BlueRibbon-Coalition-NEW-Logo-6-21-16Editor’s Note: The BlueRibbon Coalition sent over this note today regarding the Hemingway-Boulders & White Clouds Wilderness Management Plan in Idaho. See the details below.

The Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management are announcing the availability of the proposed wilderness management plan for the Hemingway-Boulders and White Clouds Wilderness areas. A wilderness management plan guides the preservation, management, and use of wilderness to ensure it is unimpaired for future use and enjoyment as wilderness. The draft wilderness management plan provides direction for managing the resources and uses within wilderness: recreation, search and rescue, research, wildlife, vegetation, while preserving wilderness character.

2017-Jeep-Jamboree-Logo-12-1-16If you’re looking to get out on the trail with fellow Jeep owners this year, then you’ll want to check out Jeep Jamboree events. Jeep Jamboree is actually getting ready to launch its registration dates for 2017 events. The problem is that the vents are so popular that many of them sell out in minutes.

If you’re hoping to check out one this year, Jeep Jamboree has put together a list of the upcoming events for 2017 and what day they will have registration for each. The registration period kicks on Monday, December 5th, and you can check out the full list of dates below.

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There aren’t too many of them out on the road or trail (only 448, according to Jeep), but a Wrangler recall has been announced for 2017 Jeep Wrangler models after the automaker discovered a safety defect related to the fuel tank that was manufactured with a cracked or broken control valve, potentially allowing fuel to leak in the event of a rollover. According to Jeep, the failure can also allow debris to enter the tank or allow it to be overfilled.

2017 Yamaha Raptor 90

2017 Yamaha Raptor 90

If you’re looking for a new ATV for your little dirt devil, Yamaha has some brand-new options available at its dealerships in the form of 2017 youth ATVs.

Just in time for the holiday season, Yamaha has a host of 2017 models that include the all-new YFZ50, which is aimed at ATV enthusiasts 6 years old and up, and new 2017 Raptor 90 model aimed at children 10 and up.

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When Nissan unveiled its Rogue One version of the Rogue recently at the LA Auto Show, it was also announced that each special edition of the SUV would come with a Death Trooper helmet – totally cool, but it made us wonder which side of the force they were on. Nissan proved recently it’s clearly on the light side of the force with its partnership with Star Wars: Force for Change, where Amazon and Nissan will help with Toys for Tots between now and December 18th.

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Chiho Kim has a love of Legos and automobiles, and that love was put into physical form by building an awesome Jeep Wrangler Rubicon replica out of Lego bricks. In fact, the build is up on the Lego Ideas website and it is currently in the process of review to see if it will have enough to support for Lego to consider building it.

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– The UTV World Championship announced today that Don Laughlin’s Riverside Resort & Casino has signed on as Official Host Hotel for the third annual Polaris RZR UTV World Championship taking place in Laughlin, Nevada April 13th – 15th, 2017. Racers, teams, fans and sponsors can book their rooms now using the discount code “UTVWC,” by calling (800) 227-3849.

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Safety in a family SUV is an important aspect for many buyers, so those looking at adding a new 4×4 family vehicle in 2017 will be interested in knowing that Jeep’s 2017 Grand Cherokee 4×4 has earned a five-star overall safety rating from the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). This is the highest single rating in NHTSA’s vehicle-evaluation program.

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Thor Motorworks, provider of conversion and restoration services for Mercedes-Benz G-Class vehicles, recently announced the release of its new G-Glass coil springs. The new springs will provide G-Wagen owners with a 1.5-inch (40mm) lift to accommodate larger wheel and tire combinations while maintaining better than factory performance.

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It’s no secret that Jeep’s next-generation Wrangler is right around the corner (and a pickup version, to boot), but before we see the new JL Wrangler later next year Automotive News is reporting that Jeep is sending off its landscape-shaping JK Wrangler with a bang by offering a number of limited-edition models next month and into next year.