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Shawn Vestal: Looking at the great ‘what if’ had Evel Knievel landed the Snake River Canyon jump

In the annals of overhyped disappointments, the canyon fizzle holds a unique place. It had been touted for weeks in the newspapers, on television, on radio, in magazines. Evel Knievel …


Travis Pastrana successfully triplicates Evel Knievel’s iconic jumps

Honoring the man who paved the way for dozens of daredevils, Travis Pastrana succeeded in triplicating three of Evel Knievel’s iconic motorcycle jumps Sunday night.


Ode to Evel: Travis Pastrana hopes to clear Caesars Palace fountain

Daredevil Travis Pastrana is attempting a feat that left the legendary Evel Knievel with a crushed pelvis and numerous other fractures. Pastrana will try to nail the jump over the …


Daredevil successfully powers rocket over Snake River Canyon

Professional stuntman Eddie Braun successfully jumped over the Snake River Canyon Friday afternoon in an ode to his boyhood idol, Evel Knievel.


Hollywood stuntman will try to land Evel Knievel’s jump over Snake River Canyon

Hollywood stuntman Eddie Braun will attempt to re-create Evel Knievel’s failed jump over the Snake River Canyon on Sept. 17. It’s a chance to pay homage to his lifelong hero …


Daredevil calls off plan to jump Idaho canyon

TWIN FALLS, Idaho – A Texas motorcycle daredevil says he’s calling off plans to try to recreate Evel Knievel’s failed motorcycle leap across the Snake River Canyon next month – …


Dueling daredevils plan Snake River jumps

TWIN FALLS, Idaho (AP) — Texas motorcycle stuntman Big Ed Beckley’s plans to repeat Evel Knievel’s attempted jump of the Snake River Canyon in south-central Idaho could be upstaged by …


Retry of Evel Knievel’s Snake River stunt will help schools

Motorcycle daredevil Evel Knievel never finished high school but his stunt-jumping legacy could become a million-dollar boon for Idaho schoolchildren . As the 40th anniversary of Knievel’s attempt to jump …


Younger Knievel’s jump over Snake delayed

TWIN FALLS, Idaho — A spokesman for Robbie Knievel says the daredevil’s proposal to jump the Snake River Canyon won’t happen over the July Fourth holiday, but it could happen …


Evel Knievel’s last truck worth a bundle

The last vehicle registered to motorcycle daredevil Evel Knievel was sold for $100,000 at a weekend auction in Scottsdale, Ariz., but the vehicle will be staying in Butte.


Robbie Knievel has big memories to live up to in Twin Falls

Thirty-six years ago, Evel Knievel turned Twin Falls, Idaho, upside-down. Now his son says he wants to do the same thing – taking on his dad’s unfinished business with a …


Robbie Knievel considers Snake River jump

TWIN FALLS, Idaho — The son of daredevil Evel Knievel wants to follow in his late father’s footsteps and attempt to jump the Snake River Canyon in southern Idaho, a …


Encounters with Knievel leave lasting impression

For a split second the thought crossed my mind that Evel Knievel might just pop me one. Things had been going so swimmingly, too. After rolling into Spokane Valley for …