Jim Ebel, the lone full-time employee of the small state fish hatchery in Colville, Wash., places the cover over a tank of fingerling trout Thursday, Mar. 12, 2009. The hatchery, which provides about 750,000 fish to area lakes a year, is on the chopping block because of state budget cuts.
March 12, 2009 in City
A Colville hatchery that raises sport fish for more than 60 regional lakes is slated for closure as part of $30 million in anticipated budget cuts at the Washington Department …