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BREWSTER – Longtime Okanogan Valley Bass Club members Rick Lind and Ken Chaplin took first place in the club’s June 20 tournament.

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OLYMPIA – The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission is adding two free admission days this year to place two lost in April because of COVID-19 closures.

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LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Lake Roosevelt graduate Shane Proctor placed first in two rounds of the Monster Energy Team Challenge event of the Professional Bull Riders.

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REPUBLIC — Tonasket resident Brian Whitney claimed the super stock main title Saturday, June 27, at Eagle Track Raceway during the first race of the season.

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BREWSTER – Greg Austin, Brewster High School athletic director, has been named District VI athletic director of the year by the Washington State Secondary Athletic Administrators Association.

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MOSES LAKE — The Moses Lake Roundup Rodeo, scheduled for Aug. 20-22, has been canceled.

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OLYMPIA - The state Department of Fish and Wildlife wants to know what people think of a recently released draft strategic plan for the agency.

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OMAK – Coronavirus continues to take its toll on local festivals, celebrations and activities as leaders of the Omak Stampede and associated events announced cancellation for 2020.

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REPUBLIC – The Ferry County Rail Trail is being reconditioned this spring, with volunteers planning to add new surfacing and two bridge decks.

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WENATCHEE – The Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest has started reopening trailheads and day-use areas on a phased basis.

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RENTON - Washington Interscholastic Activities Association has decided to use seeding committees to determine first-round playoff matchup for all sports during the 2020-21 school year.

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SALEM, Ore. - Dakota Fingar, an Okanogan High School graduate, played baseball this spring for Corban University.

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OLYMPIA - All state parks in Okanogan and Ferry counties are open for day use, but the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission is keeping some parks elsewhere in the state closed.

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TONASKET - The U.S. Forest Service-hosted Kids Free Fishing Day event, normally held at Bonaparte Lake, has been canceled because of coronavirus concerns.

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OLYMPIA – National Safe Boating Week is underway and runs through May 22, with agencies reminding boaters and paddlers to be safe on the water.

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WINTHROP - Liberty Bell High School baseball player David Kominak isn’t playing ball this spring because of coronavirus closures, but he’s using his time to help local business.

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WENATCHEE - New rules for safer play in a post-COVID-19 world have been released by Senior Softball-USA, the coordinating body for senior softball for players age 40 and older.

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PULLMAN - AJ Block, grandson of Gary and Dannis Smith of Omak, was named one of Washington State University’s top graduates of 2020.

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SEATTLE - Emma Chilcote, an Okanogan High School graduate, competed last fall as a novice on Seattle Pacific University’s rowing team.

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PULLMAN - Omak graduate Jennifer O’Dell competed last fall in rowing for Washington State University and was scheduled to compete this spring before the season was canceled because of coronavirus concerns.

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REPUBLIC - Advocates of a skatepark for Republic are seeking letters of support to be sent to the state Recreation and Conservation Office.