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Tuesday, October 15, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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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 …


Noxious weed or fine apparel? Idaho educator says ‘both’

Some University of Idaho educators hope their new line of scarves will become an invasive trend, just like the noxious weeds they feature.


Spokane man invents new tool to tackle waterfront weeds

The Weed Ray consists of two razor wings attached to an adjustable pole that skims across the water – like the manta ray it was named for – until it …


In the Garden: Best weeding tools are your fingers, but mulching and other things can help

Don’t let weeds develop flowers because seeds will quickly follow and then you’ve really got trouble. I wouldn’t recommend putting weeds that have flowered into compost piles since most piles …


Religious beliefs involved in pesticide dispute involving organic Oregon farm

Religious beliefs involving the use of pesticides are part of a dispute over noxious weeds on a 2,000-acre organic farm in Oregon that has attracted the attention of organic food …


Curbing illegal ATV entry constant job at Mount Spokane State Park

With nagging persistence, off-road vehicle riders continue to assault a small but prized natural area of Mount Spokane State Park.


Gardening: Prevention best plan of attack for weeds

Our spring is at least three to four weeks early at the moment. I have peonies and iris ready to open that don’t usually pop until the first week of …


In brief: Knapweed pulling party scheduled at Dishman Hills

A knapweed pulling party is scheduled at the Rocks of Sharon area of the Dishman Hills Conservation Area’s Iller Creek Unit on Saturday. Participants should meet at the Stevens Creek …


Gardening: Rethinking the versatile dandelion

Dandelions are the bane of many gardeners’ existence. But if you think this is going to be a column about how to get rid of them; think again. For me …


Hemp could be noxious weed, some farmers worry

OLYMPIA – “Weed” is not an official weed, at least not in Washington. So says the state Noxious Weed Control Board, which recently discussed whether various forms of cannabis, from …


Noxious Weed Board proposes countywide assessment fee

Leafy spurge and common bugloss may have funny-sounding names, but to many in Spokane County they are no laughing matter. They are among dozens of noxious weeds that must be …


Neighbors dispute plan to use herbicides on lake’s vegetation

A plan to apply herbicides in the water has stirred up controversy at Badger Lake. One of Washington’s top trout fishing destinations, the Spokane County lake also is home to …


Nip weeds, errant grass in the bud

June is the month the gardens really come alive and put on a show for us. So have the weeds. Most you can pull and be done with them. A …


Nip weeds, errant grass in the bud

June is the month the gardens really come alive and put on a show for us. So have the weeds. Most you can pull and be done with them. A …


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. …


Citizens, now’s the time to weed out intruders

Everyone who enjoys wildlife and wildflowers should enlist in the war on weeds, or be drafted. That means everybody, from the big-game trophy hunter to the ladies in the morning …


It’s a noxious task, but someone’s got to control weeds

It’s not good enough that most outdoors aficionados don’t care for noxious weeds. We need to hate them.