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For the week of May 10 through May 16, 2000

Ketchum mayor spends weekend in hospital

Express Staff Writer

Ketchum Mayor Guy ColesKetchum Mayor Guy Coles is recovering following surgery Monday morning on one of his big toes.

Coles, 76, had his right foot’s 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. He’ll use a cane which, he declared, will be "more dignified."

In August, Coles, a 35-year Wood River Valley resident and sixth-year Ketchum mayor, spent a week at St. Luke’s Regional Medical Center in Boise where he received quintuple bypass surgery.


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