Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Mobile home park demolished

Posted By on Wed, May 29, 2019 at 3:01 PM

click to enlarge Bud Calhoun points to the creek and its eroding banks. - J. ADRIAN STANLEY
  • J. Adrian Stanley
  • Bud Calhoun points to the creek and its eroding banks.

Years after the ground under Riverside Mobile Home Park began seriously eroding, El Paso County has demolished the park on a cliff overlooking Fountain Creek.

In 2013, flooding caused “significant erosion along Fountain Creek which led to the crumbling of the bank and a road in the mobile home park,” notes a statement from the county. The 30 or so families living there received financial assistance from the federal government to help pay relocation costs. 

Michael Paul Lemay was recently sentenced to prison for scamming four of those families out of $100,000 in relocation assistance funds.

The county plans to turn the area into open space once the homes are removed. 

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