Knievel meets with Idaho officials about jump - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Knievel meets with Idaho officials about jump

TWIN FALLS, Idaho (AP) - Daredevil Robbie Knievel met with Twin Falls officials to discuss his proposal to jump the Snake River Canyon in southern Idaho, a feat his father Evel Knievel was unable to accomplish in 1974.

Knievel, a Butte, Mont., native, proposes his jump for the Fourth of July weekend in 2011. He says he feels called to attempt the jump that helped define his father's legacy.

Some who attended Monday's meeting with Knievel say they're willing to hear him out, but they need more details before making a decision, The Times-News reported. Knievel says it would cost him at least $1 million to build the vehicles and the launch ramp.

 

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

 

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