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Huckleberries: Coverage of 1985 hydroplane vote included a leap of faith

Many of you may know that hydroplane racing was derailed in Coeur d’Alene for 28 years when the City Council decided to seek an advisory vote on the issue on Oct. 16, 1985. But did you know that I filed my story about the dramatic 4-3 vote that night on deadline 15-20 minutes before then-Mayor Jim Fromm cast the tiebreaker? The story is told by Stephen Shepperd in his comprehensive new book, “Hydromania: A History of the Diamond Cup.”

Huckleberries: Reagan Republicans rebuff phony image of Otter

The Reagan Republicans were miffed last week when a young Elephant posted on their Facebook wall a photoshopped picture of Gov. Butch Otter, President Barack Obama and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie. The three men appeared to be walking hand in hand. This, under a headline, “Turn Idaho Blue” and above a caption, “Support Obama, Give to Otter.” It seems photoshopper Ethan Crisp considers Republican Otter damaged moderate goods because Christie will appear at a $1,000-per-couple fundraiser for the governor in Coeur d’Alene on Dec. 6 – Christie, after all, praised Obama for relief help after Hurricane Sandy hit.

Coeur d’Alene voter recall efforts officially fall short

An effort to oust Coeur d’Alene’s mayor and half of its City Council has fallen short. The attempted recall, pushed by voters unhappy with the city’s planned waterfront revamp of McEuen Field, failed to gather enough valid signatures to force an election. Organizers were about 200 to 250 signatures short.

Signatures fall short in CdA recall attempts

An effort to oust Coeur d’Alene’s mayor and half of its City Council has fallen short. The attempted recall, pushed by voters unhappy with the city’s planned waterfront revamp of McEuen Field, failed to gather enough valid signatures to force an election. Organizers were about 200 to 250 signatures short.

Recall backers hand in petitions

It’s truth time for organizers of a recall effort to replace Coeur d’Alene’s mayor and half of the City Council. Members of RecallCda delivered boxes of petitions signed by voters to City Hall on Monday morning. By 5 p.m. on June 19, they’ll know whether they’ve collected enough valid signatures to trigger a recall vote.

RecallCda organizers deliver signatures

Organizers of an effort to recall Coeur d’Alene’s mayor and three city council members delivered boxes of petitions signed by voters to City Hall this morning.