Although there is still a lawsuit pending, and some regulatory hurdles to be jumped, it appears that zee artiste Christo is well on the way to disrupting life for many people in Fremont, Chaffee, and Custer counties for two and a half years.
Nothing but fawning in the local news media.
This Franco-Bulgarian multi-millionaire has gotten the feds, the state government, and local governments to give him use of public lands with which to make more money.
It's a bail-out for "art."
Is there any better definition of being part of the "1%," as the Occupy protesters say?
Of course, "Over The River" will benefit us poor peasants by raising our artistic consciousness. Or something.
Motel owners stumble around mumbling "400,000 visitors, 400,000 visitors." Yay for them.