Piles of trash and debris outside an abandoned mobile home in the Eastwood Village mobile home park in Evans.
Credit Nathan Heffel / KUNC
On the heels of a plea to the Federal Emergency Management Agency by the city of Evans for funds to clean up two flood damaged mobile home parks; a statement from the agency outlines millions of dollars in past assistance to the city, but does not pledge additional funds.
County inspectors entered Eastwood Village, Jan. 30, 2014 and found trash and household hazardous waste throughout the neighborhood.
Credit Weld County
There are 208 private mobile homes in Evans seemingly frozen in time. Ravaged by the September flood and now abandoned, the city was counting on Federal Emergency Management Agency money for clean up. The agency turned down that request in a letter sent in November.
Colorado legislators may see a revival of the 51st state debate under the dome in 2014. The subject of national curiosity, the movement continues after stinging losses at the ballot box—although with far less fanfare.