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Oregon landscaper thriving on 3-wheeled bike

A 34-year-old landscape contractor and owner of Northwest Naturescapes, was trying to explain why he largely runs his business from a three-wheeled bicycle.


In the Garden: Tips help homeowners transform existing landscapes

It’s fair to say that downsizing from 10 acres to a standard city lot would be an adjustment for anyone – but especially for two dedicated gardeners. Kurt Madison and …


City of Coeur d’Alene will start leaf, pine needle pickup Nov. 7

The city of Coeur d’Alene is preparing for its annual leaf and pine needle pick up, which starts the week of Nov. 7.


Gardening: Maintenance, landscaping best bet to protect home from wildfire

The statistics are staggering: 303 homes burned, 250,000 acres scorched. The Carlton Complex fire is the largest wildfire in Washington history and it’s still burning. It’s a matter of “when” …


Gardening: Tips can help protect home from wildfire

The statistics are staggering: 303 homes burned, 250,000 acres scorched. The Carlton Complex fire is the largest wildfire in Washington history and it’s still burning. It’s a matter of “when” …


Getting There: Airport Drive has new walking trail, landscaping

The drive into Spokane International Airport has become much greener in the past two years. The airport is in the middle of a three-year effort to install huge new beds …


Balfour Park design takes step forward

The city of Spokane Valley is working to finalize a site plan for the expansion of Balfour Park and possible construction of a new library on property it purchased at …


Spokane Valley looks at adding sewer

The city of Spokane Valley is crunching numbers to see if it’s possible to add sewer to a large swath of vacant industrial land between Flora Road and Barker Road …


Council considers zone, code changes

New building codes, landscaping and comprehensive plan amendments were center stage Tuesday during the Spokane Valley City Council meeting. It was the council’s first look at the plan amendments that …


Case limits may increase city costs

Spokane Valley staff spent time during Tuesday’s City Council meeting outlining ideas for reducing the effect on the city’s budget of court-mandated changes to public defender case loads. The state …


Liquor signage at businesses no longer would be limited

The Spokane Valley City Council heard from a few people Tuesday unhappy with a proposed rule change that would allow bars, restaurants and other businesses to have unlimited signs advertising …


Spokane Valley council OKs Evergreen project

Residents along south Evergreen Road will have the street in front of their homes fully repaved this summer after Vera Water and Power installs a new water line underneath the …


Sprague ballot plan gets mixed reception

The proposal to add one-way Sprague Avenue to the November ballot got mixed reviews at Tuesday’s Spokane Valley City Council meeting, with most council members for it and two members …


Kaleidoscope of color offers reprieve from winter palette

This time of year, Spokane’s landscape usually has turned to shades of tan and brown. Most blooming plants have taken a hiatus with the recent heat and will come back …


Colorful yard offers reprieve from winter’s bleak palette

This time of year, Spokane’s landscape usually has turned to shades of tan and brown. Most blooming plants have taken a hiatus with the recent heat and will come back …


Water Inspires, So Woman Runs With It

Loreen Howard has a new creative outlet - pools. Photo by Jesse Tinsley/The Spokesman-Review