12/08/08 - River eviction dispute in hands of tribal court


A long-running dispute between some Colorado River residents and their tribal landlord is intensifying as both sides await a tribal appellate court decision on an eviction dispute.

The battle between Bob Johnson and the Colorado River Indian Tribes, a single tribe known as CRIT, centers on a mobile home resort he runs called the Water Wheel Resort. The 26-acre resort is about 25 miles north of Interstate 10 near the Arizona border.