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Hydros could return to Lake Coeur d’Alene this summer

Hydroplane racing may be back in Coeur d’Alene this summer. H1 Unlimited, which sanctions hydroplane races, said it has signed an agreement with Coeur d’Alene Hydroplane Regatta LLC, to stage …


Sheriff denies permit for Lake Coeur d’Alene hydroplane races

The turbulent return of hydroplane racing on Lake Coeur d’Alene has met an unmovable obstacle in the path of this summer’s Diamond Cup. Kootenai County Sheriff Ben Wolfinger gave a …


UPDATED: Tue., July 1, 2014, 12:51 p.m.

Sheriff: No hydroplane races this year

Hydroplane race organizers are asking the Kootenai County sheriff to reconsider his decision denying a water event permit for the Diamond Cup over Labor Day weekend.


Hydroplane races hinge on county code change

There’s a new hurdle for Coeur d’Alene’s hydroplane races scheduled for Labor Day weekend. Kootenai County is working on a new review process for hydroplane races on Lake Coeur d’Alene …


Lake Coeur d’Alene hydroplane races returning for 2014

Hydroplane racing will return to Lake Coeur d’Alene this summer, even as the sponsor works to pay off bills from last year’s resurrection of the Diamond Cup. “We’re really no …


Field reports: CdA hydroplane races leave snag for anglers

FISHING – September’s Diamond Cup hydroplane races are more than a memory for anglers trolling for chinook salmon in the Silver Beach area of Lake Coeur d’Alene. “I’ve talked to …


Huckleberries: Playwright looks at battle in racism fight

‘Coeur d’Alene” opened at Northland Pioneer College in Snowflake, Ariz., last week, with former Coeur d’Alene Mayor Steve Judy in the audience. Never heard of the play? Well, neither had …


Hydroplanes’ return off without a hitch

The man who brought hydroplane racing back to Lake Coeur d’Alene paused on the shoreline Sunday afternoon and smiled. And he hasn’t done a lot of that – pause or …


Shane drives U-5 Graham Trucking to victory on Lake CdA

In front of a crowded shoreline and hundreds of spectator boats anchored behind a log boom, Jimmy Shane showed his mastery of Lake Coeur d’Alene’s 2-mile H1 Unlimited Hydroplane race …


Lake Coeur d’Alene hydroplane races underway

If there was ever a perfect day to visit downtown Coeur d’Alene, Friday would have been it. Only a handful of families sat on the beaches near Coeur d’Alene City …


Final touches prepare CdA for Diamond Cup

Big, flat boats propped up on trailers are appearing all over Coeur d’Alene – a sure sign something big is about to begin. The Miss Everett, which competes in the …


Law officers will be out in force for hydro races

In a little more than a week, thousands of people will descend on Lake Coeur d’Alene to watch the first hydroplane races held there since the last summer of Lyndon …


Coeur d’Alene hydro race has neighbors anxious

Frank Addeman grew up with the Diamond Cup in the late 1950s and early ’60s and has good memories of the boats streaking across Lake Coeur d’Alene. “When I was …


Hydroplane racing legend to return to Coeur d’Alene

When the thunderboats return to Lake Coeur d’Alene this summer, a champion of the sport’s piston-powered era will be back on the water, if not actually in the driver’s seat. …


Diamond Cup group secures backing for race

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 …


UPDATED: Thu., June 13, 2013, 1:28 p.m.

Hydroplane group says it has funds to stage races

The races are a go, say the architects of the return of hydroplane races on Lake Coeur d’Alene this summer.


Hydroplane races returning to CdA

The enthusiasm for bringing hydroplane racing back to Lake Coeur d’Alene after a 45-year absence will be revealed by ticket sales for the Diamond Cup Regatta on Labor Day weekend. …