Artist Christo faces opposition to Colo project

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DENVER (AP) — Christo (KRIS'-toh) says opposition to his planned "Over the River" project on the Arkansas River in Colorado is part of the art.

The artist plans to string about 6 miles of fabric over sections on a 42-mile stretch of the river. The team hopes to start construction next year and open the exhibit in 2015 for two weeks before dismantling it.

The Denver Post (http://tinyurl.com/mfkd7da ) reported Thursday that a group has filed a lawsuit in federal court in Denver to stop the project.

The opposition group, Rags Over the Arkansas River, says the project will be too disruptive to wildlife, traffic, fishing and river rafting businesses.

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Information from: The Denver Post, http://www.denverpost.com

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Information from: The Denver Post, http://www.denverpost.com

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