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Stuntman to attempt Evel Knievel jump

In a Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016 photo, stuntman Eddie Braun gives feedback after getting into the cockpit of The Evel Spirit, a steam powered rocket, at the team's shop in Twin Falls, Idaho. Braun is preparing to attempt to jump the Snake River Canyon in a replica of Evel Knievel's rocket. (Drew Nash/The Times-News via AP)
In a Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016 photo, stuntman Eddie Braun gives feedback after getting into the cockpit of The Evel Spirit, a steam powered rocket, at the team's shop in Twin Falls, Idaho. Braun is preparing to attempt to jump the Snake River Canyon in a replica of Evel Knievel's rocket. (Drew Nash/The Times-News via AP)

A Hollywood stuntman is hoping to do what famous daredevil Evel Knievel never could: jump the Snake River Canyon. Eddie Braun is planning to strap into a steam-powered rocket and travel 430 mph to soar to the other side of the canyon this weekend. The launch had been slated for Saturday, but the crew says it’s being flexible due to thunderstorm activity in the area. The jump is not open to the public because the launch pad and landing site are located on private property. Braun has spent more than three years preparing for this jump, and says that completing it would fulfill a lifelong goal/AP via Eye on Boise. More here.

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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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