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RV’s, Campers, and Storage Containers, Oh My!
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An elaborate solar system and water storage has been set up at this campsite.
 
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One of the expanding campsites off of Estelle Ave.
 
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One of the "storage container" and camper sites with livestock off Estelle Ave.
 
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Piles of trash left behind when one of the "campers" pulled out and left.
 
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Colorado City seems to be plagued with a fast-expanding problem of people moving RV’s, campers, and storage containers onto lots and living in them without proper permits, facilities, or utilities. While the problem is not new as the first of these showed up several years ago, it is now expanding at an alarming rate. Not only does the number of “squatter” homes seem to go up every week, but many of the ones that are there are bringing in livestock, building substandard buildings, and creatively establishing their own water and power supplies.

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