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A Reprieve for Pueblo’s Corn Maiden Mural

As repairs on the aging Arkansas River levee move ahead, heavy equipment will cut through the image of a corn maiden, along with scores of other paintings that cover the 2.8-mile long levee. Construction workers are taking extra care as … Continue reading

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Arkansas River Levee Work Expected to Resume in February

The Pueblo Conservancy District is moving forward to find a contractor for the next phase of work to repair the Arkansas River Levee. Contractors will need to remove 12 feet of dirt and concrete from the top of the existing … Continue reading

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Pueblo Levee Repair Work to Get a Late Start

Work to repair and extend the levees that protect downtown Pueblo from flooding will likely get underway again early next year, a little later than expected. This phase of the project includes taking about 12 feet off the top of the … Continue reading

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Construction Changes to Cause Loss of Pueblo Levee Mural Sooner than Expected

A lot of dirt needs to get moved to repair the Arkansas River levee in Pueblo, and plans for the repairs are changing so that dirt can be put to use on other projects. Those changes may affect efforts to … Continue reading

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Planners Discuss Recreation on the Levee in Pueblo

Work on the first phase of rebuilding the Arkansas River levee in Pueblo is complete, and the conservancy district that oversees the levee is starting to look at potential recreational opportunities as they plan the rest of the repairs. In … Continue reading

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Rules for Repainting Pueblo Levee Mural Under Discussion

Repair work on the Arkansas River levee in Pueblo is destroying the world’s largest mural. The Pueblo Conservancy District board oversees the levee. It’s preparing guidelines to cover design, approval, and maintenance for new artwork. They got mixed comments from … Continue reading

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Cost of Pueblo Levee Repairs Expected to Rise

Initial work to rebuild the aging Arkansas River levee in Pueblo is winding down. Structural issues discovered during this phase will likely mean the project will cost more than originally projected. Work began late last year to lower the height and … Continue reading

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As Pueblo levee repair project moves forward, documentation is planned for world’s largest mural

The largest mural in the world will be destroyed due to forthcoming major repairs to the aging Arkansas River levee in Pueblo, Colorado. Built following the deadly 1921 flood, the levee needs to meet post-Hurricane Katrina flood insurance requirements. Local … Continue reading

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Repairs to Pueblo levee to destroy world’s largest mural

The largest mural in the world will be destroyed due to forthcoming major repairs to the aging Arkansas River levee in Pueblo, Colorado. Built following the deadly 1921 flood, the levee needs to meet post-Hurricane Katrina flood insurance requirements. Local … Continue reading

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