Sunday, June 1, 2014

Regrets? Twin Falls Officials Look Back On Decision to Push Away Snake River Jump

Posted By on Sun, Jun 1, 2014 at 10:00 AM

Twin Falls Mayor Don Hall says he's "not going to be held hostage" over his city's decision not to allow daredevil "Big" Ed Beckley to use city land this fall for his attempted jump over the Snake River Canyon.

This morning's Twin Falls Times-News asks "Does the Twin Falls City Council Regret Its Vote on Canyon Jump?" and an unofficial poll of the council yielded "a mixed bag of opinions."

Vice Mayor Suzanne Hawkins insisted that Beckley didn't give the council enough time for its decision.

"I'm sorry that everything got so convoluted," she told the Times-News. "And I just wish all the players would have been honest and forthright in hitting their dates so it all could have happened that way."

When the Twin Falls City Council said it wasn't interested in allowing anyone to use city land for the jump—at least this year—Beckley secured another jump site. In fact, a second team of jumpers, organized by Scott Truax and Eddie Braun, say they also have an alternative deal. And both jump teams said they secured a lucrative deal with Fox Television for the broadcast rights to the jump.

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