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The Oxbow Motel to close at midnight on New Years Eve


December 9, 2021

Vince and Teresa Walton pose for one last photo in front of the OxBow Motel sign before it is taken down. The couple has owned the establishment for five years and have enjoyed their work. They plan to keep living in the building as it is also their home and have plans to extend their living quarters into some of the guest rooms.

The Oxbow Motel has been around a long time. Many of us can not remember a time when it wasn't the first thing greeting people upon entering the city limits of Nelson from the north. As with all good things, its time as a motel will soon be ending. As of 11:59 p.m., on the night of December 31, the motel will become a family home.

I visited with the owners, Vince and Teresa Walton, about the change . They told me about all the challenges facing them which, in the end, condemned the roadside motel. Roadside motels across the nation are getting hit hard by insurance companies, and forced to...

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