Arctic grayling in Montana up for protections

BILLINGS, Mont. — Federal wildlife officials say they will review the status of Arctic grayling in Montana to decide if the fish species should receive greater protection on the upper Missouri River.

Monday’s announcement stems from a legal settlement with wildlife advocates who sued to force the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to take action on hundreds of species.

A similar review in 2010 found that grayling warranted protections, but no action was taken because officials said other species took priority.

The Missouri River system upstream of Great Falls holds the only North American Arctic grayling population outside Canada and Alaska. The fish are related to trout and known for their colorful, sail-like dorsal fin.

An initial decision on whether to grant threatened or endangered status is due by Sept. 30, 2014.

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Ketchikan theater named for Elizabeth Peratrovich

KETCHIKAN — Elizabeth Peratrovich’s name now stands over the theater in the Southeast Alaska Discovery Center, placed there by the U.S. Forest Service and the Alaska Native Brotherhood and Sisterhood and revealed in an emotional ceremony on Thursday.

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Waste not: Ferries’ flushing bill wins Senate support, 16-2

The Alaska Senate voted 16-2 Friday to cut a break in the state’s environmental regulations for small cruise ships and the Alaska Marine Highway.

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Kenai Peninsula pot businesses may add $5M boost to economy

KENAI — With several marijuana businesses up and running on the Kenai Peninsula in south-central Alaska, industry estimates show the businesses could contribute $5.3 million annually to the local economy.

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