Coverage of the historic windstorm Nov. 17, 2015.
Sun., Nov. 22, 2015, 5:03 p.m.
Avista says repairs may take three more days
One in five Avista customers in Spokane County remains without electrical service five days after a powerful windstorm toppled trees and power lines across the region.
Sun., Nov. 22, 2015, 6 a.m.
Economic impact of windstorm uncertain
The wind storm has boon a short term boom for roofing companies and some hotels, but the gains may not last in the long run.
Sun., Nov. 22, 2015, 6 a.m.
Avista estimates some customers won’t have power restored until mid-week
Avista Utilities still hopes to have most customers back on line by Monday, but as the work gets more time and labor intensive, CEO Scott Morris cautioned that it may …
Fri., Nov. 20, 2015, 7:30 p.m.
Getting by without power hits the poor harder, resident says
Matthew Watters, who lives in a Housing and Urban Development subsidized apartment complex with his 9-year-old son, thinks the outages disproportionately impact the poor.
Fri., Nov. 20, 2015, 5:24 p.m.
Power companies hope to repair most lines this weekend, but outages may linger
Power remains out for more than 70,000 Avista customers in Spokane County, as crews arrive from Western Washington to aid weekend efforts. Volunteers are needed to check on neighbors, Mayor …
Fri., Nov. 20, 2015, 5:17 p.m.
Windstorm caught KPBX in the middle of its move
KPBX is on the air with the aid of a home generator after the station’s main generator had already been moved to its new headquarters.
Fri., Nov. 20, 2015, 3:06 p.m.
Wood smoke levels creating unhealthy air
Unhealthy levels of pollution from wood smoke are expected in Spokane County this evening, according to the Spokane Regional Clean Air Agency.
Fri., Nov. 20, 2015, 12:24 p.m.
No takers at Red Cross shelter in Kootenai County
American Red Cross didn’t get any takers Thursday night at a Kootenai County shelter for residents impacted by the power outages.
Fri., Nov. 20, 2015, 11:02 a.m.
Other utilities send crews to help Avista
Crews of linemen from as far away as California and Nevada have joined Avista crews to help with restoring power following Tuesday’s windstorm.
Thu., Nov. 19, 2015, 7:08 p.m.
Families struggle without power heading into third night
With around 100,000 people powerless for the third straight night, the struggle to stay warm intensified as temperatures plummeted.
Thu., Nov. 19, 2015, 3:34 p.m.
Some schools, parks and libraries closed Friday
School districts are beginning to announce closures for Friday.
Thu., Nov. 19, 2015, 2:09 p.m.
One of Idaho’s “Big Trees” fell in windstorm
The city of Coeur d’Alene lost part of its horticultural heritage when a historic tree fell on a historic house. A hybrid mountain ash listed in Idaho’s Big Tree registry …
Thu., Nov. 19, 2015, 1:33 p.m.
Don’t burn downed trees, Spokane clean air agency says
The Spokane Regional Clean Air Agency recommends against burning the green, wet wood from Tuesday’s windstorm. It won’t produce much heat.
Thu., Nov. 19, 2015, 12:55 p.m.
Roofing contractors swamped with calls from storm damage
The area’s roofing contractors have been deluged with phone calls about wind damage following Tuesday’s storm.
Thu., Nov. 19, 2015, 11:51 a.m.
Miners stuck underground during wind storm
The night shift at the Lucky Friday Mine in Mullan, Idaho, was stuck underground when the mine lost power during Tuesday’s windstorm.
Thu., Nov. 19, 2015, 11:15 a.m.
24,000 still without power in North Idaho
Almost 24,000 North Idaho homes and businesses remain without power from damage caused by Tuesday’s powerful wind storm, three utilities reported Thursday morning.
Thu., Nov. 19, 2015, 10:48 a.m.
Cold nights, sunny days arrive on heels of massive windstorm
Cold air is heading into the Inland Northwest even as thousands of residents cope with life without electrical power and heat.
Thu., Nov. 19, 2015, 10:12 a.m.
Four locations throughout Spokane County accepting small yard waste from windstorm
Branches and green waste less than six feet long and three inches in diameter will be accepted at four locations around Spokane County for free through Sunday.
Thu., Nov. 19, 2015, 6:47 a.m.
With power out to more than 100,000, officials urge neighbors to help neighbors
About 250,000 people across the Inland Northwest woke up again Thursday without power.
Wed., Nov. 18, 2015, 9:03 p.m.
Most customers could go 3 to 5 days without power, Avista says
Avista Utilities is encouraging customers without power to prepare for the possibility that it could be several days before their electricity is restored.