Stories tagged: Avista Utilities
UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 14, 2019, 7:44 p.m.
Spokane Community College canceled classes Monday due to a campuswide power outage. A post on the school’s Facebook page said classes would resume on Tuesday.
UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 5, 2018, 9:34 p.m.
The lawsuit, filed last month in Spokane County Superior Court, alleges Avista provided inadequate equipment to power a planned expansion of Buddy Boy Farms, a large-scale cannabis operation based south …
UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 5, 2018, 9:37 p.m.
Washington regulators denied Hydro One Ltd.’s proposed purchase of Avista Corp., finding the merger does not serve the public interest.
UPDATED: Tue., July 24, 2018, 8:51 p.m.
A downed power line in downtown Spokane Tuesday afternoon led to brief bouts of chaos as cars navigated street-light-less roads and hospitals operated on backup generators.
UPDATED: Thu., July 19, 2018, 8:16 p.m.
Firefighters said Thursday morning that the Upriver Beacon fire has been largely contained.
UPDATED: Thu., July 19, 2018, 12:03 p.m.
People returned to their homes in the Beacon Hill area Wednesday morning after a fast-moving wildfire burned more than 115 acres and forced evacuations.
UPDATED: Mon., July 2, 2018, 2:59 p.m.
About 2,000 customers – including Shriners Hospitals for Children – were without power for several hours Monday after an Avista Utilities power line went down near Fifth Avenue and Walnut …
UPDATED: Mon., June 18, 2018, 8:18 a.m.
About 1,600 Avista Utilities customers in Spokane Valley were without power for about an hour Monday morning.
Mon., June 11, 2018
In the bustling post-war era, Spokane produced a cadre of elite young architects who challenged and pushed each other with every project. That competition produced many notable features in the …
UPDATED: Sun., June 10, 2018, 7:40 p.m.
Thousands were without power in northern Spokane County and the southern tip of Stevens County as the region experienced rolling thunderstorms and heavy wind.
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 28, 2018, 10:05 p.m.
Broadway Avenue near Pines Road in Spokane Valley was closed for several hours while crews with Avista Utilities worked to repair a leaking natural gas line. Melanie Rose, spokeswoman for …
Mon., Sept. 11, 2017, 6:58 p.m.
Avista Utilities sends people and equipment to Georgia to help with repairs in the wake of Tropical Storm Irma.
UPDATED: Tue., June 27, 2017, 3:38 p.m.
Hundreds of people in the Inland Northwest remain without power after a thunderstorm whipped through the area Monday evening with high winds and heavy rain.
UPDATED: Mon., April 24, 2017, 8:55 a.m.
About 115 Avista Utilities customers are without power after a truck hit a power pole in Spokane Valley this morning. A man driving a Dodge Durango crashed into a power …
UPDATED: Thu., April 13, 2017, 10:07 p.m.
The contractor who illegally bulldozed a road through the middle of forested park land on High Drive Bluff told Spokane city officials he was working for Avista Utilities but instead …
UPDATED: Thu., March 16, 2017, 9:57 a.m.
A grain elevator collapsed late Wednesday morning in Edwall causing a brief power surge and warping a section of BNSF Railway track.
UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 27, 2017, 4:51 p.m.
Avista has lost another round in its latest attempt to raise electric and natural gas rates. The Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission, which previously rejected the utility’s proposed increases, on …
Mon., Feb. 27, 2017, 4 a.m.
Avista Utilities has opened a new fast charging station in Rosalia.
Tue., Oct. 4, 2016, 5:50 p.m.
Avista Utilities’ Idaho customers are getting a slight break on their electric bills over the next 12 months.
Fri., Aug. 26, 2016, 10:19 a.m.
Avista Utilities is taking measures to prevent wildfires when the utility restores electricity after outages in rural areas, which could mean longer waits for customers.
Thu., Aug. 18, 2016, 10:29 a.m.
Thu., July 21, 2016, 4:24 p.m.
Avista Utilities reports that nearly 6,000 customers in south Spokane Valley are without power Thursday afternoon.
Tue., July 12, 2016, 6 p.m.
Avista Utilities will start installing 272 free charging systems in Washington customers’ homes and workplaces and in public areas this month. The two-year pilot program will help the utility gather …
Tue., Dec. 1, 2015, 10:15 p.m.
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 …
Sun., Nov. 22, 2015, 6 a.m.
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 …
Mon., Nov. 16, 2015, 6:28 p.m.
Avista Utilities wants to resurrect a program that gives Idaho customers rebates for upgrading to high-efficiency natural gas furnaces and other energy conservation projects.
UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 29, 2015, 4:17 p.m.
Heating bills for Avista Utilities’s Washington customers will drop this winter as a result of lower wholesale prices for natural gas.
Fri., Oct. 2, 2015, 2:26 p.m.
Nearly 5,000 people on the South Hill are without power Friday morning.
UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 31, 2015, 3:31 p.m.
A natural gas leak in downtown Spokane has prompted the evacuation of The Spokesman-Review building at Monroe and Riverside streets.
Sun., July 12, 2015
As someone who has spent his entire career working in natural resources management, everything comes down to the relationship between energy and the environment. Increasingly, state and federal mandates, and …