Accessibility/Mobile Features
Skip Navigation
Skip to Content
Editorial News
Entertainment
Classified Sites

The Canadian Press - ONLINE EDITION

Artist Christo says Colo. river project at standstill amid legal challenges

In this Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014 photo, the artist Christo, second from left, rafts with associates, a journalist, and a river guide along the Arkansas River from Spike Buck to Parkdale, Colo. The world renowned artist rafted part of the river he hopes will be the next location for his art project titled

Enlarge Image

In this Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014 photo, the artist Christo, second from left, rafts with associates, a journalist, and a river guide along the Arkansas River from Spike Buck to Parkdale, Colo. The world renowned artist rafted part of the river he hopes will be the next location for his art project titled "Over The River." (AP Photo/The Daily Record, Carie Canterbury)

CANON CITY, Colo. - The artist Christo says his plan to suspend nearly 6 miles of silvery fabric in sections over the Arkansas River is in a "stand-still situation."

The 79-year-old artist updated supporters on his "Over the River" project during a luncheon in Canon City, Colorado, on Thursday. The Daily Record reports (http://bit.ly/1tsEG49 ) his visit also included a rafting trip down the Arkansas.

Christo and his late wife Jeanne-Claude began scouting for a location for the temporary installation in the 1990s. After visiting 89 rivers in seven states, they chose the Arkansas River between Salida and Canon City.

The project received federal approval to move forward in November 2011, but it has been delayed because of legal challenges by groups that say it's too disruptive. Those challenges are working their way through the legal system.

___

Information from: Canon City Daily Record, http://www.canoncitydailyrecord.com/

  • Rate this Rate This Star Icon
  • This article has not yet been rated.
  • We want you to tell us what you think of our articles. If the story moves you, compels you to act or tells you something you didn’t know, mark it high. If you thought it was well written, do the same. If it doesn’t meet your standards, mark it accordingly.

    You can also register and/or login to the site and join the conversation by leaving a comment.

    Rate it yourself by rolling over the stars and clicking when you reach your desired rating. We want you to tell us what you think of our articles. If the story moves you, compels you to act or tells you something you didn’t know, mark it high.

Sort by: Newest to Oldest | Oldest to Newest | Most Popular 0 Commentscomment icon

You can comment on most stories on brandonsun.com. You can also agree or disagree with other comments. All you need to do is register and/or login and you can join the conversation and give your feedback.

There are no comments at the moment. Be the first to post a comment below.

Post Your Commentcomment icon

Comment
  • You have characters left

The Brandon Sun does not necessarily endorse any of the views posted. Comments are moderated before publication. By submitting your comment, you agree to our Terms and Conditions. New to commenting? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions.

letters

Make text: Larger | Smaller

Brandon Sun Business Directory
The First World War at 100

Social Media