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  • Avista plans summer dam work

    Avista Utilities will begin work today on several dam projects along the Spokane River in the downtown Spokane area. The highly visible work will involve a crane near the Monroe …

  • Border agents find pot, arrest driver

    A Canadian truck driver was arrested at an Avista Utilities power plant in Ferry County with 300 pounds of marijuana on Friday.

  • Power restored in Deer Park area

    Electricity has been restored to the 3,200 Avista customers in the Deer Park area who were without power for about two hours this afternoon.

  • Animal may have triggered outages

    Nearly 6,000 Avista Utilities customers were without power Tuesday morning when fuses blew at a substation near Francis Avenue and Cedar Street on Spokane’s North Side.

  • Blown fuse left nearly 6,000 without power early today

    Nearly 6,000 Avista Utilities customers were without power this morning when fuses blew at a substation near Francis Avenue and Cedar Street on the North Side of Spokane.

  • Avista wants to expand program

    Avista Utilities is asking the Idaho Public Utilities Commission to allow an increase in the size of customer-owned power generation projects that qualify for the company’s net metering program. Avista …

  • Kootenai Electric lines hit by Avista crews

    An Avista Utilities crew working near a construction site in Coeur d’Alene Tuesday dug into a Kootenai Electric Cooperative power line, causing a brief outage.

  • Utility chooses a wireless network

    Spokane-based Avista Utilities will install Tropos Networks’ wireless network as one of the key parts of its “smart grid” system, the company announced Tuesday. Tropos, based in Sunnyvale, Calif., will …

  • Avista CEO earns $3 million in compensation

    Avista Chairman and CEO Scott Morris earned $3 million in total compensation last year, the utility reported today.

  • Power restored after fiery car crash

    Power has been restored to most of the 1,700 customers in the Indian Trail area of Spokane early today after a vehicle crashed down an embankment and struck a power …

  • Idaho to study Avista request for six months

    The Idaho Public Utilities Commission will spend six months reviewing Avista Utilities’ request for more money to pay for natural gas energy efficiency programs, officials announced Friday. The utility wants …

  • Ball club switches to green power

    The Spokane Indians will take the field under green lights this season. All electricity used at their home field, Avista Stadium, will be generated by renewable energy sources such as …

  • Power player

    Consolidated Edison, the utility that wired Manhattan Island, has a problem. The solution may be in Spokane. ConEd built all its cable and associated infrastructure into tunnels now too cramped …

  • Power restored on Rathdrum Prairie

    Electrical power was knocked out to about 3,900 customers of Avista Utilities this morning in the Rathdrum Prairie area, but was restored about 9 a.m.

  • Avista fights labor ruling

    Whether Avista Utilities crew dispatchers qualify as supervisors will be decided by the National Labor Relations Board, once that labor-regulating body fills vacancies on its panel. A Seattle NLRB regional …

  • Some of the chill coming out of Avista bills

    A steady decline in natural-gas prices will mean lower energy bills for Avista Utilities customers in Washington and Idaho. Effective Sunday, Washington residential and small-business customers will see natural gas …

  • Avista earns $8.1 million for quarter

    Avista Corp. Wednesday reported improved third-quarter earnings despite sharply lower revenues.

  • Power restored in Coeur d’Alene

    Power was restored about 4 p.m. for 2,500 electrical customers northwest of Coeur d’Alene who were without power for about two hours, according to Avista Utilities.

  • Power restored in downtown, North Side

    Power was restored about 11:10 a.m. after a 30-minute outage darkened parts of downtown and the North Side about 10:45 a.m. today.

  • Electricity restored in north Spokane

    About 1,400 homes in north Spokane were without power for about an hour this morning, according to Avista Utilities.

  • Wind knocks out power for 4,000

    High wind knocked out power to more than 4,000 homes tonight as a storm moved through the Inland Northwest.

  • Talks slash Avista hike requests

    A partial settlement announced Friday will cut by almost half a proposed Avista Utilities electricity rate increase in Washington, and slice a natural gas increase by almost 40 percent. The …

  • Agencies object to Avista hikes

    Two Washington state agencies on Monday filed strong objections to a requested 18.5 percent electricity rate hike by Spokane’s Avista Utilities. The staffs of the Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission …

  • Agencies object to Avista’s proposed rate hikes

    Two Washington state agencies on Monday filed strong objections to a requested 18.5 percent electricity rate hike by Spokane’s Avista Utilities.

  • Broken transmission tower causes outage

    A broken electrical transmission tower was blamed for a loss of power this morning to 6,600 Avista Utilities customers in north central Spokane.

  • Panel trims Avista request

    The Idaho Public Utilities Commission staff is recommending that Avista Utilities take a smaller rate increase than the Spokane company is requesting. Avista is asking for an average net increase …

  • Avista customers will see rate reduction

    State regulators have approved a rate decrease for Avista Utilities’ natural gas customers, taking effect June 1.

  • Rural residents spar with Avista

    Ben Simpson enjoys an unobstructed view of the Spokane River from his living room window, with the added bonus of watching ospreys dive feet-first to snatch fish from the river. …

  • Spokane Falls will flow full time

    Water will cascade over the Spokane River’s waterfalls even during the hottest and driest of summers. Avista Utilities and the Sierra Club have worked out an agreement for year-round flows. …

  • Avista’s quarterly earnings up 23 percent

    Avista Corp. reported improved first quarter earnings, citing revenue growth from higher electric and natural gas rates, as well as growth in the number of customers the utility serves.



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