Coverage of the historic windstorm Nov. 17, 2015.
Fri., Dec. 4, 2015, 4:30 p.m.
CenturyLink still working to restore phone service to 1,100
CenturyLink continues to discover more phone outages as a result of the Nov. 17 windstorm. Earlier this week, CenturyLink reported that its landline outages were under 500, but those had …
Wed., Dec. 2, 2015, 11:37 p.m.
Damage estimates for windstorm weeks away
Damage estimates for Spokane area from the Nov. 17 windstorm still being tallied.
Wed., Dec. 2, 2015
Spokane Valley resident questions changes to yard waste fees in windstorm’s aftermath
At least one Spokane Valley resident is upset about fees charged to dispose of yard waste at a nearby transfer station, while other areas of the county remain free.
Tue., Dec. 1, 2015, 10:15 p.m.
Windstorm workers sport a symbol of their long days restoring power
When an Avista old-timer retires and co-workers gather to say goodbye, the event that often highlights his or her career is the 1996 ice storm. Utility workers now have an …
Mon., Nov. 30, 2015, 4:15 p.m.
In quest for federal aid, Spokane Emergency Management seeks storm damage data
County emergency office asks people who had storm damage to report it to agency web site that’s compiling data for federal aid request.
Sun., Nov. 29, 2015, 6 a.m.
Windstorm 2015 by the numbers
From the loss of power and trees downed to cancelled days of school and filled hotels downtown, here is a by-the-numbers look at the windstorm that hit Spokane nearly two …
Sun., Nov. 29, 2015, 6 a.m.
Windstorm taught us we’re all connected, either by electricity or concern
The windstorm stretched Spokane’s citizens and infrastructure to the breaking point, but it also revealed an undercurrent of humanity and strength.
Sat., Nov. 28, 2015, 6:20 p.m.
Lack of power didn’t stop The General Store
When The General Store in north Spokane lost power in the recent windstorm, general manager Jon Evans said they knew people would be depending on them to survive the extended …
Sat., Nov. 28, 2015, 6:18 p.m.
Spokane’s small businesses still recovering from storm
Customers spent Small Business Saturday at local shops getting a donut, buying a vinyl record or having a meal. It was a welcome sign for small shops, many of whom …
Sat., Nov. 28, 2015, 11 a.m.
Homeowner credits boy for saving house from fire
Most people in the area spent Thanksgiving being grateful for the power energizing their homes. Dan Fox was thankful for a 10-year-old boy that he credits with saving his home …
Fri., Nov. 27, 2015, 8:27 p.m.
Final Spokane family to receive power stays positive in spite of hardship
Avista reported early Friday morning that it has restored power to all of its customers - a 10-day effort begun after a Nov. 17 windstorm swept into Spokane and plunged …
Fri., Nov. 27, 2015, 6 a.m.
A neighborhood celebrates shuttering of suspected drug house
Getting a suspected drug dealer’s house boarded up wasn’t how Michael Paul wanted to meet his neighbors. Paul has lived in his Emerson-Garfield home on Montgomery Street for nearly a …
Thu., Nov. 26, 2015, 4:11 p.m.
Frustration rises among the last residents without power
The number of people in Spokane without power continues to decline with each passing day. But for some of those who were still in the dark as Thanksgiving day dawned, …
Wed., Nov. 25, 2015, 9:24 p.m.
Avista linemen to work right through Thanksgiving to restore power after windstorm
More than 100 crews of linemen are deployed across Spokane neighborhoods hardest hit by last week’s windstorm.
Wed., Nov. 25, 2015, 9:21 p.m.
Dog walkers remember woman who fell through ice; dog recovering at SCRAPS
The Husky mix whose owner fell through the ice at Lincoln Park and died Tuesday is recouperating at SCRAPS while officials try to contact next-of-kin, a spokeswoman said Wednesday.
Tue., Nov. 24, 2015, 10:12 p.m.
At least 5,000 not expected to have power by Thanksgiving
With the possibility of thousands in Spokane still without power on Thanksgiving Day, officials are asking for additional help feeding those in the dark. Gov. Jay Inslee tours the damage …
UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 24, 2015, 2:48 p.m.
Winds gusting to 39 mph in N. Idaho
An arctic front is going to bring gusty northeast winds to the region starting this afternoon.
Mon., Nov. 23, 2015, 9:59 p.m.
Windstorm Briefing: Around 25,000 still without power
Utility crews continued to make progress in restoring power, but about 23,500 homes and businesses remained in the dark Monday night. Avista CEO Scott Morris said crews from six states …
Mon., Nov. 23, 2015, 2:23 p.m.
Spokane schools will be closed Tuesday
Spokane Public Schools canceled school Tuesday following extensive damage from the Nov. 17 windstorm.
Mon., Nov. 23, 2015, 2:11 p.m.
Windstorm topped 1996 ice storm in number of customers affected
As last Tuesday’s winds approached hurricane-force speeds, Debbie Simock was sitting in an emergency meeting at Avista’s corporate headquarters. Every 10 minutes, the company’s online outage map refreshed, showing thousands …