Closing of Spearfish Fish Hatchery not confirmed - KOTA Territory News

Noem: Closing of Spearfish Fish Hatchery not confirmed

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U.S. Rep Kristi Noem (R-SD) says her office has looked into the closing of D.C. Booth Fish Hatchery in Spearfish, but cannot confirm whether it will actually close. 

According to a news release from the Booth Society Inc., the hatchery is scheduled to close October 1st because of budget cuts. But Noem says everything is preliminary right now, and facts and figures are still being collected in an effort to make the best decision.

Noem says her office will be involved. "We think it's a real gem and a big part of the area, and we really need to look at the reduction in spending that they're talking about gleaning from this Fish Hatchery closing, and really have an honest conversation about it and how that decision was made," said Noem.

Noem will host a Spearfish town hall meeting Friday at 11 a.m.

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