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Trailblazing goats return to Rio Grande trail duty


September 1, 2017

GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — A crew of 220 goats has returned to the Roaring Fork Valley to help chomp down pesky weeds on the Rio Grande Trail the old-fashioned way — without herbicides and other chemicals.

The goats have been munching on a 4-mile section of the Roaring Fork Transportation Authority right of way south of Glenwood Springs. After they finish there, the goats will be moved to another 4-mile section near Carbondale, working for about 34 days total.

This is the second year the Colorado-based Green Goat LLC has been contracted by RFTA for a weed management alternative that...

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