Idaho Fish and Game workers assemble egg trays in 2013 at the then-new Springfield Hatchery near Blackfoot.
Idaho Fish and Game workers assemble egg trays in 2013 at the then-new Springfield Hatchery near Blackfoot. Provided by Idaho Fish and Game
Idaho Fish and Game workers assemble egg trays in 2013 at the then-new Springfield Hatchery near Blackfoot. Provided by Idaho Fish and Game
Letters from the West

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The public paid $14 million for an Idaho hatchery — and all its fish have been dying

November 16, 2017 01:51 PM

UPDATED November 17, 2017 02:05 PM

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Rocky Barker is the energy and environment reporter for the Idaho Statesman and has been writing about the West since 1985. He is the author of several books, including "Scorched Earth How the Fires of Yellowstone Changed America," "The Flyfisher's Guide to Idaho" and "The Wingshooter's Guide to Idaho."