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Snake River Jumpers File Request To Control Access On BLM Land

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By Paul Johnson

Twin Falls, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KSVT-TV ) - The group wanting to jump the Snake River Canyon near the Hansen Bridge have applied to the Shoshone Field Office of the Bureau of Land Management for a Special Recreation permit. If allowed, the permit would temporarily control access to public land for the group, “Return to Snake River”. According to the BLM, the event will take place on private land directly east of the Hansen Bridge and is intended to commemorate the 40th Anniversary of Evel Knieval’s attempt to jump the Snake River Canyon.

The event is tentatively set for September 7, 2014. Access to public land would be restricted the evening before the event until two hours following the launch.

If the SRP is granted, Return to Snake River would be able to prohibit members of the public from entering BLM land during the event for safety and crowd control purposes.

BLM is interested to hear from the public about the proposal. The public is invited to submit comments on the proposal by August 4, 2014. Those should be sent to 400 West F. Street, Shoshone, Idaho 83352, Attn: Return to Snake River. You can also email to blm_id_shoshoneoffice@blm.gov.


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