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Fri., July 11, 2014, 9:04 a.m.

Diamond Cup Fans Pressure Commish

It wasn't a public hearing about the Diamond Cup hydroplane races. But it was. But it wasn't, technically. But that's all anybody talked about Thursday night at the Kootenai County administrative building during the board of county commissioners' hearing. Public comment lasted more than an hour, and approximately 60 people attended the hearing. Supporters of the hydroplane races on Lake Coeur d'Alene arrived in force to support what is technically an unconnected zoning ordinance amendment that would allow administrative approval of annual special events in an agricultural-suburban zoning district. Diamond Cup organizers want to have the event again this summer in the Silver Beach area, which just so happens to be an agricultural-suburban zoning district. But the county commissioners didn't approve the ordinance amendment Thursday/David Cole, Coeur d'Alene Press. More here.

Question: Do you think Diamond Cup organizers can pull off a hydroplane race this year, at this late date, despite opposition from county sheriff?




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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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