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UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 10, 2017, 7:01 a.m.

Spokane County Conservation District pays $1.2 million for unused quarry in Spokane Valley

The Spokane Conservation District plans to transform a defunct gravel quarry on the lower South Hill into a sprawling public park with walking trails, a tree nursery and other natural …


The Dirt: JC Wright Lighting moving into new downtown HQ building

JC Wright Lighting Sales is building a $1.3 million corporate headquarters just east of downtown Spokane


Gardening: Edible native plants can thrive in home gardens

In recent years, interest has grown in foraging for native edible plants. Many of the plants we commonly see in the wild in the region have edible berries, leaves, flower …


Goats in the city: Grant seeks to support urban farming

Janice Swagerty is teaching the tricks to raising kids – goat kids that is.


Spokane River to benefit from $15 million in conservation efforts

Efforts to protect the Spokane River watershed will benefit from a $15 million infusion in conservation spending over the next five years.


Check your property to minimize fire risk

I am hoping the old adage that the third time is the charm doesn’t come to fruition in my neighborhood this summer. In the past three weeks, the Painted Hills …


Low-interest loans offered to fix failing septic systems

When James Matulis bought his first home on Spokane’s North Side a few years ago, he had no idea of the problem brewing in his backyard. “There weren’t any red-flag …


Jim Armstrong to retire from Spokane Conservation District after 32 years

Jim Armstrong’s love for the outdoors has its origins in trips to the West’s national parks almost six decades ago. “That gets you interested, seeing that kind of stuff,” Armstrong …


Volunteers restore Spokane River bank near Stateline

Dozens of volunteers turned out over two days last week with shovels and pickaxes to plant 800 trees, shrubs and plants along the shore of the Spokane River. The restoration …


Shorter varieties to replace trees cut along Crestline

Neighbors near South Crestline Street and the Woodfield Place neighborhood were surprised Monday morning when 25 maple trees were being cut down along Crestline Street, between 49th and 53rd avenues. …


Workshop gets down, dirty on mud, manure

If you have farm animals, mud is a way of life come spring thaw. The kind of mud that makes doing chores difficult, gets tracked into the barn, the house …


Workshop gets down, dirty on mud, manure

If you have farm animals, mud is a way of life come spring thaw. The kind of mud that makes doing chores difficult, gets tracked into the barn, the house …


Free course on pruning methods planned at Finch

The Spokane Urban Forestry and the Spokane Conservation District will hold a free course on Friday at Finch Arboretum, 3404 W. Woodland Blvd., from 9 a.m. to noon, teaching the …


Curriculum hooks up with Trout in the Classroom

Trout are spawning a watershed of educational opportunities for Spokane County kids. A thousand fertilized rainbow eggs divvied out to 10 elementary schools have hatched a semester of lessons in …


Flower show Saturday at SCC

Green grass made an appearance in my backyard this weekend. My cat is in seventh heaven because he finally has something to nibble on. The snow drops are blooming and …