Busines owner wants quiet

After 2 1/2 years of complaints, Craig resident Donna Baron may finally get what she asked for silence.

Baron owns the El Rancho Motel in Craig and her biggest problem is the amount of noise teen-agers make when they park and hang out in a vacant lot next to her motel.

"They hang around and I lose business because of them," she said.

She said she has made several complaints to no avail.

The problem, Craig Police Department Chief Walt Vanatta said, is the property, located at the corner of Pershing Street and Victory Way, is private property. Vanatta said the department has contacted the owner of the property and has been told to enforce all trespassing laws. The owner of the property is having no trespassing signs made which will prohibit entry from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. Once those signs are up, Vanatta said, the police will ask teens to stop parking there after 10 p.m.

"I understand her concerns and I don't have a problem dealing with them, but there's only so much we can do," Vanatta said.

Teens will still be allowed access to the property before 10 p.m.

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