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UPDATED: Wed., March 8, 2017, 7:47 a.m.

Huckleberries: Hydroplane races on Lake Coeur d’Alene? Don’t hold your breath

Twenty-seven years ago today, the Coeur d’Alene Chamber of Commerce thought it was a good idea to bring back hydroplane races to Lake Coeur d’Alene. Some thought at the time …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


Coeur d’Alene delays hydro races until 2013

Six weeks after announcing hydroplane racing would return to Lake Coeur d’Alene this summer, organizers said Friday they need more time to line up sponsors for the Diamond Cup and …


Organizers hope regatta is first of many hydroplane exhibitions

Sunday was an emotional day for David Williams. As a child he spent every summer on Lake Coeur d’Alene, and he always looked forward to the hydroplane races. When the …


Events celebrate hydroplane races of past

The Diamond Cup Regatta will be held at the Coeur d’Alene Resort Friday through Aug. 22 in celebration of the Diamond Cup Unlimited Hydroplane Races that were held on Lake …