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August 7, 2010 in City
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A flag football game takes place on one of the artificial turf fields at the new Dwight Merkel Sports Complex on Saturday, Aug. 7, 2010, the day the ribbon was cut on the expanded sports facility, which has eight soccer fields, along with facilities for several other sports.

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David Tarble of Chewelah grabs some air in the deep bowl of the skate park at the new Dwight Merkel Sports Complex Saturday, Aug. 7, 2010, the day the ribbon was cut on the new sports facility, which has eight soccer fields, along with facilities for several other sports.

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Trevor Elmore, 8, waits to start a practice run on the new BMX track at the new Dwight Merkel Sports Complex Saturday, Aug. 7, 2010, the day the ribbon was cut on the new sports facility, which has eight soccer fields, along with facilities for several other sports.

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BMX riders cruise around the new BMX track at the Dwight Merkel Sports Complex Saturday, Aug. 7, 2010, the opening day for expansive sports complex which features BMX, a skate park, a splash pad and several sports fields for soccer, softball, baseball and other sports.

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Nikki Gustafson, 11, center, adds her scissorts to the mix at the new Dwight Merkel Sports Complex Saturday, Aug. 7, 2010, the day the ribbon was cut on the new sports facility, which has eight soccer fields, along with facilities for several other sports.

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Becky Elmore, center, runs a clinic for BMX riders at the new Dwight Merkel Sports Complex Saturday, Aug. 7, 2010, the day the ribbon was cut on the new sports facility, which has eight soccer fields, along with facilities for several other sports.

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A mens flag football league game takes place on one of the artificial turf fields at the new Dwight Merkel Sports Complex Saturday, Aug. 7, 2010, the day the ribbon was cut on the new sports facility, which has eight soccer fields, along with facilities for several other sports.

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Eight fields available for soccer, lacrosse, football and other field sports are now open at the new Dwight Merkel Sports Complex Saturday, Aug. 7, 2010, the day the ribbon was cut on the new sports facility, which has space for several different sports.

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A splash pad is one of the more popular summertime attractions at the new Dwight Merkel Sports Complex Saturday, Aug. 7, 2010, the day the ribbon was cut on the new sports facility, which has eight soccer fields, along with facilities for several other sports.

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Kids scramble around the new playground at the new Dwight Merkel Sports Complex Saturday, Aug. 7, 2010, the day the ribbon was cut on the new sports facility, which has eight soccer fields, along with facilities for several other sports.

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Aurora Mackie-Meuler (cq), 13, dives for a save while warming up for a soccer game with her team at the new Dwight Merkel Sports Complex Saturday, Aug. 7, 2010, the day the ribbon was cut on the new sports facility, which has eight soccer fields, along with facilities for several other sports.