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Goat meal? Spokane could deploy goats to tame wildfire fuel

Fire Chief Brian Schaeffer and Councilwoman Lori Kinnear are proposing that the city of Spokane pilot a program that would see trips of goats chow down through brush in the …

UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 14, 2019

Tiny goat, big reward: Hauser teen excels in animal showings at Spokane County Interstate Fair

Kira Bates, 19, has raised a lot of animals. One of her favorites is a 6-month-old Nigerian dwarf goat named Koala Bear. “I’ve had champions before, but they were ones …

To reduce weeds, Liberty Lake bought its own goat herd. Now the animals are minor celebrities.

A herd of munching mowing machines wander around their pen near a local arboretum. They are Liberty Lake’s very own goats. The city 15 miles east of Spokane has been …

UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 3, 2018

No kidding: Dozens of goats chow down in Boise neighborhood

About 100 escaped goats have munched on manicured lawns in Idaho’s capital city before being rounded up and hauled away.

Wildlife experts say cute goat selfie on Scotchman Peak is dangerous, irresponsible

Buck Alderman just doesn’t get it. On Tuesday the Post Falls resident hiked up Scotchman Peak northeast of Clark Fork, Idaho. On the way up a group of mountain goats …

UPDATED: Fri., May 25, 2018

Scotchman Peaks mountain goat ambassadors needed

The Friends of Scotchman Peaks Wilderness will offer mountain goat ambassador training on May 31 just before the annual State of the Scotchman program.

UPDATED: Fri., April 20, 2018

Baby goats bombard Spokane with cuteness, raise funds for Wishing Star Foundation

A number of adorable goats spent Friday being gifted to people across Spokane as part of the annual Wishing Star Foundation’s “goating” fundraiser. People pay $50 to send a goat …

Is it a conflict of interest for a county commissioner to testify in local goat abuse case?

Carolyn and Debbie Lattin, the operators of Lattin’s County Cider Mill and Farm, were back in Thurston County Disrict Court on Friday to take part in another hearing related to …

Glacier National Park using bark ranger to keep goats wild

After four years of study, Glacier National Park rangers have definitively figured out why mountain goats like to hang out at Logan Pass. New research shows the white-haired ungulates happen …

UPDATED: Sun., July 23, 2017

Downward goat? Montana yoga class incorporates farm animal into experience

Robin Goldberg, a placid, soft-spoken yoga instructor from Whitefish, sets down a towel and places a small piece of paper at the head of it.

UPDATED: Thu., April 27, 2017

Coast Guard suspends use of injured animals to train medics

U.S. Coast Guard medics have stopped using military contractors who intentionally injure sedated animals so that medics can practice treating combat wounds.

Goats killed by black bear near Billings campground

Montana wildlife managers are trying to capture a black bear that killed two goats in a south Billings neighborhood this week.

Goat yoga craze: Oregon yoga business goes viral

When Albany’s Lainey Morse first combined the words “goat” and “yoga” for a simple event last July, she inadvertently created a media whirlwind. Since then, her life has been anything …

Salem fires landscaping goats, citing cost, smell

When four-legged landscapers made an appearance in Oregon’s capitol, the move was popular with park visitors. But authorities are giving them the boot.

Grazing goats fatally stabbed in Coeur d’Alene

Three of the goats used by the city of Coeur d’Alene for weed control were stabbed at a city well, leaving one nearly decapitated and a second mortally wounded. Police …

Goat, human cheese-makers welcome visitors to creamery

On Sunday, you can meet the goats that make Chattaroy Cheese – and the people who do the milking and mixing, too. Chattaroy Cheese Co. is inviting the public to …

Rule changes could increase urban farming options

In the heart of the city, Bea Lackaff maintains a slice of country life. Like a growing number of Spokane residents, Lackaff raises chickens. She started 25 years ago at …

SCRAPS removes sick farm animals from Greenacres property

The Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service rescued more than a dozen farm animals from a Greenacres property.

Morning Star boys care for goat litter

Four new kids arrived at Morning Star Boys’ Ranch on July 1. But unlike the 18 boys living there, these kids don’t get a private room. Instead, they are staying …

An appetite for weeds

Seventy-five goats pushed past Reece Dobson as he opened the enclosure to a new area of pasture. Heads down, they tore into a thorny plant called prickly lettuce. Before they …

CdA to take advantage of natural weed-eaters

Coeur d’Alene got its goats, and the city isn’t the least bit annoyed by it. City water officials long have wanted to use goats to mow down weeds at municipal …

Coeur d’Alene to unleash goats on weedy well sites

Coeur d’Alene got its goats, and the city isn’t the least bit annoyed by it. City water officials long have wanted to use goats to mow down weeds at municipal …

Human illnesses traced to goats

Five people in the Moses Lake area have been sickened, though not seriously, by what health officials suspect is a rare livestock-related bacterial infection called Q fever. The infections have …

SCRAPS seizes 123 animals from Idaho Road home

Animal control officers on Saturday raided the home of a convicted animal hoarder and seized an estimated 123 animals. The Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service executed a search warrant …

Goats help park nip problem in the bud

Heyburn State Park is renting 540 goats from a Grangeville, Idaho, rancher to help control weeds along Plummer Creek. Each goat eats about 3 1/2 pounds of vegetation a day. …