It's now official: In some areas of Colorado, 2012 was the driest year since 2000. A late dump of snow in December has failed to take portions of the Western Slope and the southern part of the state out of the "extreme drought" category. And if the weather doesn't take a dramatic turn to the wet thi ... More >>
Denver blog posts are back and better than ever. Colorado Pols on Ed Perlmutter's call for a reinstatement of the assault weapons ban. Coyote Gulch: The current drought is taking its toll on the Arkansas River basin. WhoSaidYouSaid's Joshua Sharf questions Representative Sal Pace's math. Hope he ... More >>
Whether you think Christo is a genius or a hack, he is inarguably a patient man. After first conceiving of "Over the River" in 1992, today he became one step closer to realizing his vision. This morning, Fremont County Commission voted unanimously to approve his temporary use permit. This permit was ... More >>
Christo's "Over the River" will soon have another bridge to cross. Even as a public hearing that could secure Fremont County's approval of the project along the Arkansas River gets under way this morning in Canon City, a group of University of Denver students will be filing suit to stop it.
The grassroots group Rags Over the Arkansas River is trying to block Christo's "Over the River" art project along the Arkansas River. Students from the Environmental Law Clinic at DU's Sturm College of Law were at the Denver federal courthouse at 9 a.m. today, filing suit against the U.S. Bureau of ... More >>
After nearly twenty years of planning, Christo and his "Over the River" project are two temporary-use permits away from full approval. The installation, which would suspend 5.9 miles of fabric over a 42-mile stretch of the Arkansas River, was conceived in 1992, but only received the go-ahead last No ... More >>
In recent decades, this state has been the focus of numerous doomsday predictions that Colorado -- if not the world itself -- was in imminent danger of disappearing. The most recent furor involves the Mayan calendar's prediction that the world will end on December 21, 2012 -- a prediction deb ... More >>
It's not quite a wrap, but when the Bureau of Land Management announced that it had approved Christo's "Over the River," the art installation proposed for a 42-mile stretch of the Arkansas River in southern Colorado cleared yet another hurdle.
LeBron James.After taking yesterday off, Denver blog posts is rested and ready. Mile High Report's Sayre Bedinger on the Twitter love between Tim Tebow, LeBron James and Dwight Howard, whom The Chosen One would love to see playing for the Broncos. How 'bout the Nuggets instead? Denver Egoti ... More >>
Christo, Over The River, Project For The Arkansas River, State of Colorado Photo: Wolfgang Volz, © Christo 2008 Word came down yesterday from the Bureau of Land Management in favor of large-scale installation artist Christo's Over the River project slated to cover areas over a 42-mile stretc ... More >>
Walsenburg.It was a made-for-the-media story: a trio of on-the-lam siblings -- one a stripper, one a sex offender -- flee Florida and land in Colorado, where the Dougherty Gang was caught yesterday morning near Walsenburg. Caught on one of the less telegenic stretches of I-25, which means th ... More >>
Christo, Over The River, Project For The Arkansas River, State of Colorado Photo: Wolfgang Volz, © Christo 2008Under Over the River.Three weeks and change after Colorado State Parks issued its long-awaited approval of the artist Christo's proposed "Over the River" (not to mention several mor ... More >>
Alan Prendergast's post about Christo's "Over the River" project, and potential opposition from the Colorado Wildlife Commission, didn't generate a lot of sympathy for the eccentric artist's plan to stretch silvery fabric over a portion of the Arkansas River. Here's one critic who offers a th ... More >>
Regular old marathons, triathlons and century rides not grueling enough for you? The Adventure Xstream Series comes to Colorado on May 14 for AXS Buena Vista, and registration ($135-$235 depending on the race option) is still open through May 11. The event will send competitors whitewater kay ... More >>
Colin LivingstonColorado is a regional art center with literally thousands of artists displaying their work in venues around the state that are as varied as coffee shops and museums. Here's a list of ten artists who made a difference with their work last year. It's a wide-ranging group that ... More >>
Christo, rendered by Kenny Be. As the official public comment period ends for Christo's "Over the River" project, the dialogue over the much-debated, $50-million landscape wrap seems to have devolved into two quite separate conversations. One has to do with the aesthetic merits and possible ... More >>
Full comic belowWorld famous wrap-artist Christo is in Denver tonight to drum up support for his Arkansas River cover-up project. The sold-out Seawell Ballroom event kicks off a four-city lecture series announcing the 45-day public comment period required after the BLM releases the environmen ... More >>
Wolfgang Volz, copyright Christo 2007This is what the Arkansas River wrap might look like -- if it ever happens.Today's sudden death of Jeanne-Claude -- wife of fellow artist Christo, and his principal collaborator -- prompted expressions of condolence from a range of Colorado officials, incl ... More >>
State representative Glenn Vaad was appalled to discover recently that corrections officials have delayed opening a $200-million supermax because of Colorado's fiscal woes. There's nothing that offends Vaad, a Republican who represents the Greeley area, more deeply than the idea of a brand-ne ... More >>
Wolfgang Volz, copyright Christo 2007 As noted in a previous blog, "Doing the Math on Christo's Arkansas River Wrap," Colorado art mavens and opinion leaders are just crrraaaazy about Over the River, the proposal by husband-and-wife artists Christo and Jeanne-Claude to suspend six miles of silvery ... More >>
Paddlefest is the best way to kick off the river season.
Wolfgang Volz, copyright Christo 2007 "Over the River," the plan by husband-and-wife artists Christo and Jeanne Claude to stretch almost six miles of silvery fabric over the Arkansas River between Canon City and Salida at a cost of around $50 million, has plenty of supporters. Congressmen, college ... More >>
Paddles and bikes go wild in Buena Vista.
A new landscape show is divided between two LoDo galleries.
Salida hosts an art party like no other.
That's a Wrap
Inflatable kayaking satisfies the urge to submerge
FIBArk Whitewater churns up thrills
Someone's stealing Otero County's water. Who it is depends on where you live.
Echo Canyon River Expeditions
As the South Platte flows out of Colorado, the water wars continue.
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