Todd Weigand snaps a self-portrait mid-air during his flight July 31. Weigand paraglided from Mt. Howard to the South Fork of the Salmon River in Idaho, crossing Hells Canyon in the process, and he believes he is the first person to cross the landmark in a non-motorized aircraft. (Todd Weigand photo)
Joseph paraglider Todd Weigand waited 10 years for the right weather for the flight he took July 31.
Forest fire officials, speaking at a community meeting, expressed optimism Wednesdaynight about the progress being made to contain the 1,582-acres Phillips Creek Fire, which is seven miles northwest of Elgin.