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SALMON HATCHERY STUDY
GRANTS PASS, Ore. — New research has found that a hatchery using wild salmon to spawn the next generation can help rebuild endangered salmon runs without passing on genetic problems that threaten future returns. The study, published Monday in the online edition of the scientific journal Molecular Ecology, contrasts earlier research suggesting that hatcheries themselves genetically select for fish that go on to fail once they are released into the wild. By Environmental Writer Jeff Barnard.
— SKULL FOUND — Human skull found west of MacDonald Pass, Helena.
— MOTORCYCLE FATAL-CHARGE DROPPED — Charge dropped in GFalls motorcycle fatal.
— MISSOULA ROBBERY-STABBING — Missoula man stabbed confronting robbers.
— VEHICULAR HOMICIDE — SD man pleads not guilty to DUI death in MT crash.
— FRONTIER PLAYERS — Athletes from Tech, Northern honored by Frontier.