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  • Avista plans stormwater swale

    Avista Corp. is working on plans to install a new landscaped drainage and infiltration basin on its campus along Upriver Drive and the Centennial Trail.


  • Roger Woodworth to head Avista Development subsidiary

    Roger Woodworth is the new president of Avista Development, a subsidiary of Avista Corp. In that role, he’ll be looking for ways to spur economic development in the region through …


  • Avista explains need for another rate increase

    Wendi Dunlap lives in a house in Hillyard with an old furnace. Last winter, the social worker qualified for energy assistance to help pay her Avista bill. Many Spokane families …


  • Avista’s top executive earns $5.5 million in 2014

    Avista Corp. paid its top executive about $5.5 million in total compensation last year. Scott Morris, chairman and chief executive officer of the Spokane-based utility, earned about 90 percent more …


  • Downtown Spokane buildings dressed up with light shows

    Downtown Spokane is more colorful this Christmas, with the tall smokestacks at Steam Plant Square glowing green and red and new exterior lights on the Macy’s and Nordstrom stores. They …


  • Avista reports slightly lower 3Q earnings

    Avista Corp. reported slightly lower third quarter earnings of $10.5 million, or 16 cents per share today, compared to $11.4 million, or 19 cents per share, for the third quarter …


  • Steam Plant smokestacks lit in pink for breast cancer awareness

    You might have noticed a pink glow in Spokane’s skyline Wednesday night. As part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the twin smokestacks of the historic Steam Plant in downtown Spokane …


  • Steam Plant stacks turn pink

    As part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the twin smokestacks of the historic Steam Plant in downtown Spokane are being bathed in pink light throughout October to help bring attention …


  • Annual drawdown of Lake CdA to begin Tuesday

    Avista Corp. will begin its annual drawdown of Lake Coeur d’Alene on Tuesday.


  • Avista reports 14 percent earnings increase

    Avista Corp. reported a 14 percent increase in earnings during the first quarter, citing higher energy sales from a colder than normal winter.


  • Utility sale to Avista means $40 million windfall for Alaska charity

    JUNEAU, Alaska – The longtime owner of a Juneau power company plans to donate about $40 million to a community foundation there, part of the proceeds from the sale of …


  • Avista reports second-quarter earnings growth

    Spokane-based energy utility Avista Corp. reported second-quarter earnings Wednesday of $25.7 million, or 43 cents per share, up from $18.2 million and 31 cents per share a year earlier. Company …


  • Avista absorbs hit as generator fails

    A generator failure at a Montana coal plant will force Avista Corp. to buy about $12 million worth of replacement electricity this year. The Spokane-based utility owns a 15 percent …


  • Avista reports profitable quarter

    Higher rates in Washington helped Avista Corp. recover from a down year and report a more profitable first quarter. Net income for the quarter was $42.3 million, or 71 cents …


  • CCS Foundation launches entrepreneurship campaign

    Community Colleges of Spokane Foundation intends to raise $250,000 to support Spokane Community College’s Integrated Business and Entrepreneurship program and students there who hope to start businesses. The commitment comes …


  • Area high schools win top awards in Avista video competition

    When Ferris High School students Mark Balabanov, 17, Colin Calvert, 18, and Irina Peregudova, 15, got a class assignment to make an energy preservation video for Avista, they were all …


  • Avista’s earnings dip 22 percent

    Warm weather, a sluggish economy and poor results at a subsidiary all contributed to Avista Corp. announcing a 22 percent decline in 2012 earnings. Avista announced early Wednesday that the …


  • Big manufacturer takes stake in ReliOn

    Global manufacturer Cummins Inc. has invested in Spokane fuel cell company ReliOn, the two companies announced Thursday. Cummins is a global manufacturer of engines and trucks. The division forming the …


  • Area companies post solid year collectively

    The tracking index for 15 publicly traded Inland Northwest companies ended a good year with a mild dip in the fourth quarter. The Hart Capital Inland Northwest Index lost 3.2 …


  • Avista says work will cause power outages

    Thousands of northern Spokane County Avista customers will experience power losses this week as maintenance is performed on equipment. The Bonneville Power Administration will be working on a substation serving …


  • Avista proposal decried as too high

    Avista Corp. is asking too much of its customers in its latest push to raise rates 6.3 percent for electricity and 6.9 percent for natural gas, the Washington Attorney General’s …


  • Avista CEO’s pay hits $3.5 million

    Avista Corp. CEO Scott Morris’ total compensation increased by $250,000 last year, to $3.5 million, due in large part to the company’s improved financial performance, Avista said in a detailed …


  • Lower gas rates in Idaho begin today

    Avista’s Idaho customers will pay less for natural gas after state regulators approved the utility’s request to lower rates beginning today. The Idaho Public Utilities Commission approved Avista’s request to …


  • Earnings: Avista Corp., utilities company

    For 02-16-2012


  • Avista reports lower earnings as expected

    Avista Corp. reported lower third-quarter earnings of $10.7 million, or 18 cents per share, compared with $12.3 million, or 22 cents per share, for the third quarter of 2010. The …


  • Settlement reduces Avista rate increase

    Avista Corp. announced a multiple-party settlement Friday that could cut the amount of its proposed electric and gas rate hikes for Washington customers. Meanwhile, the Spokane-based utility has reached an …


  • Ex-Itron CEO to return after stocks see slide

    LeRoy Nosbaum reclaimed his executive parking spot at Itron Wednesday afternoon. After a 20-month retirement, Itron’s former CEO was reinstated to that job by the Liberty Lake company’s board of …


  • Avista bills in Idaho may drop

    Avista Corp. has reached a proposed settlement over the company’s request for higher electric and natural gas rates for Idaho customers. If approved by the Idaho Public Utilities Commission, the …


  • Avista agrees to settlement of rate increase request

    Avista Corp. has reached a proposed settlement over the company’s request for higher electric and natural gas rates for Idaho customers. If approved by the Idaho Public Utilities Commission, the …


  • Avista seeks Idaho rate hikes

    Avista Corp. is asking Idaho regulators for permission to raise rates for electricity and natural gas. The Spokane-based utility says it would use the additional revenue to replace aging electrical …

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