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The Riverview Mobile Home & RV Park in Earp will be closed as of the end of February 2020. The Colorado River Indian Tribes, which owns the park, cited the costs of rehabilitating the park as the reason for the closure.

EARP, Calif. — The Colorado River Indian Tribes have confirmed the Riverview Mobile Home & RV Park in Earp, Calif., will be closed as of the end of February 2020.

The tribes released a statement Tuesday after residents of the park claimed they were being evicted in social media posts over the weekend.

The Tribes sent the following statement Sept. 10 by e-mail to the Parker Pioneer: “The lease with the prior management company for the Riverview Mobile Home and RV Park on the California side of the reservation expired on August 31, 2019 and as of September 1, control and management of the property has returned to CRIT.

“After looking at the costs to rehabilitate and update the infrastructure, the Tribes has decided to close the park.

“CRIT wants to give park residents ample time to relocate. Therefore, the official closing date won’t be until February 29, 2020. CRIT is evaluating future plans for the site.”

Riverview Mobile Home & RV Park is located on Parker Dam Road just north of California Route 62 turnoff into Parker.

The phone number listed for the park appears to be out of service.

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(4) comments

tomgarven

What is the old saying - never live on leased land. It will never belong to you.

anderson7475

I think this could have been done differently, I don’t know how they can sleep at night knowing residents will be homeless. They should offer some resources or no lot rent so people can move.

Mr Lemons

"CRIT is evaluating future plans for the site" They already have plans for the property and getting rid of the residents is step one. The optics of seeing tribal cops forcibly evicting 80 year-old widows will be interesting.

abee4me

It's not a secret that CRIT was planning to do this for a while. Anyone who has had a lease on tribal land should have seen the writing on the wall a decade ago when they started taking other houses on the river back.

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