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There Goes Christo, Still Trying to Wrap the Arkansas River

Christo’s had this idea of draping six miles of silver fabric over the Arkansas River in southern Colorado for about twenty years now, and as with all things Christo there’s a lot of controversy. The project involves digging nine thousand holes along the shoulder of a major U.S. highway, a fairly pristine wilderness that is replete with bighorn sheep. It will bring millions upon millions of tourist dollars to the area. The two-lane highway is also the only way for residents of the area to get to, say, the hospital, and maybe it’s not the best idea to have a couple hundred thousand rubberneckers rolling through the area over the course of two late summer weeks. Such is the ambiguity of Christo. Ergo, controversy. (FULL ARTICLE: Ray Mark Rinaldi, Denver Post)