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Group seeks hydro race permit

Huckleberries has obtained a copy of the request sent to the county's Community Development from the Coeur d'Alene Silver Cup group for hydroplane races July 15-17. Here's the key information:

"Coeur d'Alene Silver Cup, Inc., is requesting approval of an Annual Special Events Location Permit to host the 2016 Coeur d'Alene Silver Cup Unlimited Hydroplane Race and Grand Prix West race. As proposed the event is scheduled to take place on July 15, 16 and 17, 2016, and will be located east of the city of Coeur d'Alene, along a 1.5 mile section of shoreline of Coeur d'Alene Lake near Silver Beach. The location and spectator viewing areas will be located along E Coeur d'Alene Lake Drive and the Centennial Trail and the hydroplane boat races will be held on Coeur d'Alene Lake. Spectators will be transported/shuttled by bus from an offsite parking area totaling approximately 32 acres located on the north side of Seltice Way and west of Huetter Road near Huetter. Full 52-page report here.

Question: Do you want to see hydroplane races return to Lake Coeur d'Alene -- again?



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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