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FRIDAY, JUNE 14, 2013, 9:45 A.M.

Diamond Cup

In this June 13, 2013 photograph, Doug Miller, left, of the Coeur d’Alene hydroplane race committee, and Ted Grange, center, of the H1 hydroplane sanctioning body, are all smiles as Miller hands Grange a large check made possible by sponsor Keith Kroetch, right, during a press conference at Riverstone Park in Coeur d’Alene. (Jesse Tinsley)
In this June 13, 2013 photograph, Doug Miller, left, of the Coeur d’Alene hydroplane race committee, and Ted Grange, center, of the H1 hydroplane sanctioning body, are all smiles as Miller hands Grange a large check made possible by sponsor Keith Kroetch, right, during a press conference at Riverstone Park in Coeur d’Alene. (Jesse Tinsley)

Doug Miller, left, of the Coeur d’Alene hydroplane race committee, and Ted Grange, center, of the H1 hydroplane sanctioning body, are all smiles as Miller hands Grange a large check made possible by sponsor Keith Kroetch, right, Thursday during a press conference at Riverstone Park in Coeur d’Alene. Jesse Tinsley, SR photo

Here's an updated version of yesterdays story:

A group resurrecting hydroplane racing on Lake Coeur d’Alene has cleared a tall hurdle to staging the event at the end of summer.

CdA Diamond Cup LLC said Thursday it has raised enough money from sponsors, donations and the backing of a Spokane bank to ensure the races happen over Labor Day weekend.

“This is a very, very happy day for us in Coeur d’Alene,” Diamond Cup President Doug Miller told supporters and reporters gathered at Riverstone Park.

John Stone, the developer of Riverstone and a member of the Diamond Cup board of directors, said the event is expected to bring about 70,000 people to Coeur d’Alene. More here. Scott Maben, SR

I know this has been a controversial topic in Cda. I've never been to a hydroplane race. Have you?




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Cindy Hval
Cindy Hval is a freelance columnist for the Voices neighborhood sections. Her Front Porch column appears twice a month in the Thursday Voice.