Rogue campground crops up in Durango Walmart parking lot

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Rogue campground crops up in Durango Walmart parking lot

County officials say public health is a concern
The Durango Walmart store manager and an employee on Wednesday roust Cody Walden from his car. Walden has lived in his car in the parking lot for several weeks. Walden lost his job after the Western Excelsior Corp. plant in Mancos burned down, and he has had trouble finding another. The clutch in Walden’s car went out days after he bought it. “I have the parts and can fix it, but the store will not allow me to fix it in the parking lot,” Walden said. The car still runs, so he can periodically start it to stay warm. Walmart employees began asking homeless campers to move along this week.
Several campers and cars are believed to be broken down in the Durango Walmart parking lot. Some homeless residents are living in their cars at the lot. Walmart store officials began enforcing a no-camping ban this week.

Rogue campground crops up in Durango Walmart parking lot

The Durango Walmart store manager and an employee on Wednesday roust Cody Walden from his car. Walden has lived in his car in the parking lot for several weeks. Walden lost his job after the Western Excelsior Corp. plant in Mancos burned down, and he has had trouble finding another. The clutch in Walden’s car went out days after he bought it. “I have the parts and can fix it, but the store will not allow me to fix it in the parking lot,” Walden said. The car still runs, so he can periodically start it to stay warm. Walmart employees began asking homeless campers to move along this week.
Several campers and cars are believed to be broken down in the Durango Walmart parking lot. Some homeless residents are living in their cars at the lot. Walmart store officials began enforcing a no-camping ban this week.

Rogue campground crops up in Durango Walmart parking lot

“Momma” Millie Sanders and Rick Bowhay have been living in their car in the Durango Walmart parking lot. They have no money to fix the car’s brakes, but it still runs, so they can periodically start the engine to stay warm.

Rogue campground crops up in Durango Walmart parking lot

Several campers and cars are believed to be broken down in the Durango Walmart parking lot. Some homeless residents are living in their cars at the lot. Walmart store officials began enforcing a no-camping ban this week.

Rogue campground crops up in Durango Walmart parking lot

Signs in the Walmart parking lot explain the ban on overnight RV parking.

Rogue campground crops up in Durango Walmart parking lot

Several campers and cars are believed to be broken down in the Durango Walmart parking lot. Some homeless residents are living in their cars at the lot. Walmart store officials began enforcing a no-camping ban this week.

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