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Chelan County sweeps up on recreation funds

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WENATCHEE — Chelan County pulled in over $8 million in grants awarded through the state Recreation and Conservation Office — tops in the state.

Approved by Gov. Jay Inslee last week, the funds include grants from eight different state and federal sources.

The county likely did so well for three reasons, said Recreation and Conservation spokeswoman Susan Zemek.

There are a lot of recreational opportunities in Chelan County; agencies here applied for a lot of grants; and their requests were…

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