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ARIZONA Officials in Queen Creek have dropped plans to create an off-road recreational area for ATV riders, saying that off-road desert riding would generate too much dust in the air. The town is in Maricopa County, which has strict regulations for airborne particulate matter.

MICHIGAN Frankfort city officials have given the go-ahead to a series of snowcross races within city limits. The three-day racing event begins Feb. 20, and more than 100 riders are expected to compete.

MISSISSIPPI Helmet House is moving its six-year-old Memphis, Tenn., distribution center 14 miles away to a much larger warehouse facility in Southaven, Miss. The move, to be completed next month, will more than double the company's warehouse space. Helmet House South, as it will be named, will give the distributor space to install equipment that could increase operational efficiency by as much as 40 percent, according to Gary Ramlow, managing director. "It's going to allow us to ship a much greater quantity of orders per day and get product to our customers on a more timely basis," he says.

NEVADA Reno Harley-Davidson/Buell and its "Big House" service center are now open at 2325 Market St. The service area includes machining capabilities and a new Dynojet 250 IX dyno.

NORTH CAROLINA Indian Motorcycle Charlotte in Lowell is the first retail location to sell product from the new Indian Motorcycles marque. The dealership is off Interstate 85 at Exit 22, just west of Charlotte-Douglas International Airport.

OHIO Joe and Dave Hidy have sold their dealership, Hidy Honda Powersports, to David Stradling, who has renamed the store Honda Powersports of Troy. Stradling told the Dayton Business Journal that he plans to add a full line of Honda Power Equipment to the dealership's assortment of motorcycles and PWC.