Ketchum mayor spends weekend in hospital
By GREG STAHL
Express Staff Writer
Ketchum Mayor Guy Coles is recovering following surgery Monday
morning on one of his big toes.
Coles, 76, had his right foots big toe mostly amputated due to a
bone infection, he said in a Monday telephone conversation from his Wood River Medical
Center hospital bed in Sun Valley.
The toe had been giving Coles problems for several years, he said, since
an accident in which a stool fell on his foot.
Coles went into the hospital Thursday afternoon and said he hopes to leave
sometime this week. But that depends on how it heals, he said.
The mayor said he expects to have some trouble regaining his balance
without the digit. Hell use a cane which, he declared, will be "more
In August, Coles, a 35-year Wood River Valley resident and sixth-year
Ketchum mayor, spent a week at St. Lukes Regional Medical Center in Boise where he
received quintuple bypass surgery.