Mountain-Express: Homeless Man Relocated for New Ski Trails

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Croy Canyon will the scene of new cross-country ski trailers operated by the Blaine County Recreation District.
  • Croy Canyon will the scene of new cross-country ski trails operated by the Blaine County Recreation District.

A homeless man, who squatted on a stretch of private land west of Hailey, Idaho, for the better part of the last decade, was relocated recently with the help of social workers so that the Blaine County Recreation District could develop new cross-country ski trails through the area.

This morning's Idaho Mountain-Express reports that Richard Grace lived in a makeshift hut with numerous cats at the mouth of Croy Canyon. Å former owner of the land said in 2008 that Grace told him he was authorized to live there "by a greater outer galactic world," and that Grace said he was a descendant from the lost island of Atlantis that would one day be taken away in a spaceship.

The Mountain-Express reports that Grace had been relocated from the area previously by Hailey Police but returned to Croy Canyon this summer.

But a social worker from St. Luke's Center for Community Health helped relocate Grace again recently to an undisclosed location.

"He left the area spotless when he departed," said Hailey attorney Ned Williamson.

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