Tico Time River RV Resort in New Mexico’s Aztec City near the Colorado border has sparked outrage among residents, a report said.
This year, the resort began hosting music festivals over the weekend. Both the loud music and the behavior of some of the guests have prompted concern.
“I actually had a young gal come through, and she was inebriated. I don’t know if she was either drunk or on drugs,” said Gary Hout, a resident.
“She tried to get into my mother-in-law‘s trailer, and when she couldn’t do that, we saw her, and the guy next door came over. I was trying to find out what she was doing, and I went out to find out what was going on, and she was mad at the world, hollering a bunch of obscenities.”
Nudity at the campsite and river has also been an issue. Robert and Grace Shindledecker have a clear view of the river from their house. They claim to have witnessed nudity numerous times.
Concerns have been raised with the county’s manager. Presently, there are no zoning laws, noise ordinances, or many government rules in this rural zone. County officials believe that’s why so many people prefer to live in the area.
“We’re going to continue to monitor and analyze as the season is coming to an end with Tico Time. This is the right time to review the appropriate type of regulation – is it a noise ordinance, is it a special event permit that contains some type of amplified noise restriction?” said Mike Stark, county manager.
Officials from the county say that the resort’s owners have complied with all the regulations expected from the county. The resort has also attempted to introduce various measures to reduce noise.