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Bureau of Land Management Suggests Changes on Christo’s Colorado Proposal

DENVER (AP).- Artist Christo’s plan to suspend huge fabric panels over parts of the heavily rafted Arkansas River in Colorado is largely intact under a version federal land managers identified Thursday as the preferred alternative for the project. If the Bureau of Land Management issues a permit for Christo’s “Over the River,” it could happen in August 2014. A final decision is expected this fall. The preferred alternative identified in the BLM’s final environmental impact statement largely matches the vision of the Bulgarian-born Christo and his late wife, Jeanne-Claude. They wanted to suspend 5.9 miles of silvery panels in eight sections above a 42-mile stretch of the river that mostly involves federal land. The BLM also reviewed alternatives for as little as 1.4 miles of fabric over four sections of the river