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Opponents of Christo river project get hearing

  A group opposing the artist Christo’s Over the River project is getting a chance to air objections with the Colorado Transportation Commission.   The group Rags Over the Arkansas River, or ROAR, claims the proposal to suspend huge fabric panels over portions of the Arkansas River along U.S. 50 is too dangerous and will… Continue Reading Opponents of Christo river project get hearing

Opponents of the artist Christo’s plan to suspend giant fabric panels over parts of the scenic Arkansas River are filing a lawsuit in federal court to try to block it. University of Denver student lawyers are filing the lawsuit Wednesday on behalf of the group Rags Over the River. The group contends Christo’s “Over the… Continue Reading Group suing to block Christo’s “Over the River”

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Ag is top water user of Arkansas River in Colo.

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More than 86 percent of the water diverted from the Arkansas River Basin in Colorado is used to irrigate crops, even though urban areas have been buying water rights for the past 60 years. The Pueblo Chieftain reported on its website Monday (http://bit.ly/psO3nR ) that the percentage is even higher in four counties east of… Continue Reading Ag is top water user of Arkansas River in Colo.

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An artist known for his large-scale projects says his proposal to put silvery, luminous fabric panels over the Arkansas River won’t hurt bighorn sheep. The panels in Christo’s project would span eight sections along a 40-mile stretch of the river between Salida (suh-LY’-duh) and Canon City and require drilling anchors. The project is expected to… Continue Reading Christo: Arkansas River artwork won’t hurt sheep

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The Bureau of Land Management is holding its last public meeting this week on an art proposal that Christo and his late wife, Jeanne-Claude, envisioned for the Arkansas River. The couple proposed temporarily hanging large fabric panels in eight spots along a 42-mile stretch of the river. The earliest it could happen is 2013. The… Continue Reading BLM wraps up public meetings on Christo proposal

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Ladies and gentleman, now for your viewing pleasure, the magnificent Christo — artist to some, vandal to others — will suspend gigantic red rolls of cloth over miles upon miles of the scenic Arkansas River. Say what? Yep, as you’ve no doubt heard by now, Christo, the Bulgarian-born American artist, has planned his latest feat… Continue Reading Pull the drapes on Christo’s river installation

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