Arkansas River en Browns Canyon Subject of National Monument, Wilderness Area Proposal <p></p><p>Senator Mark Udall is expected in Chaffee County today to unveil new proposed legislation that looks to declare Browns Canyon a national monument and wilderness area. KRCC’s Maggie Spencer has more.<br />&nbsp;</p><p>The Arkansas River runs through Browns Canyon, and if passed, the bill would declare 22,000 acres of land from Nathrop to Salida a national monument and an additional 10,500 acres as protected wilderness.</p> Tue, 03 Dec 2013 14:38:55 +0000 Maggie Spencer 12145 at Browns Canyon Subject of National Monument, Wilderness Area Proposal Flood Warnings Along the Arkansas <p></p><p>A flood warning is in effect for the Arkansas River at La Junta after days of continuous rainfall along the valley and in the Pikes Peak region. KRCC's Maggie Spencer has more.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p>The river is expected to exceed its 11-foot flood stage tonight, and crest just over 12-feet by midmorning Tuesday.&nbsp;The National Weather Service says flood stage means some agricultural flooding. Officials there say residents should stay away from flowing water and riverbanks.&nbsp;The warning came this morning and expires Wednesday.</p> Mon, 16 Sep 2013 23:22:46 +0000 Maggie Spencer 8719 at Flood Warnings Along the Arkansas Christo Continues Pursuit of 'Over the River' <p></p><p>World-renowned artist Christo&nbsp;still hopes to do an ambitious art installation in Central Colorado. Well known for The Gates, a New York City Central Park installation in 2005, he’s currently pursuing a project called Over the River. In it, fabric panels would be suspended over sections of the Arkansas River. Christo’s work is often controversial, so it’s no surprise the proposal has met stiff opposition here.&nbsp; Christo recently spoke in Snowmass Village. Aspen Public Radio’s Elise Thatcher was there, and has this report.<br>&nbsp;</p><p></p><p></p> Mon, 09 Sep 2013 13:35:00 +0000 Elise Thatcher 8316 at Christo Continues Pursuit of 'Over the River'