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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 …


Long Lake dead fish creating quite a stink

At Long Lake, hundreds of dead carp are washing up on beaches, collecting under docks and creating a stink for residents living along the 24-mile reservoir. “If you’re water-skiing on …


Dead carp washing up at Long Lake

At Long Lake, hundreds of dead carp are washing up on beaches, collecting under docks and creating a stink for residents living along the 24-mile reservoir.


Spokane River closed in Post Falls area

Boating and swimming will remain prohibited in the Spokane River between the Spokane Street Bridge and the Post Falls Dam during the holiday weekend, Avista officials said today.


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.


Power restored in Deer Park area

Electrical power has been restored Deer Park area this afternoon. Avista Utilities reported that the outage that started at 2:09 p.m. initially affected nearly 1,900 customers.


Avista to open Post Falls dam gates

Avista Corp. will open additional gates at the Post Falls Dam today after heavy rains have caused the water level on Coeur d’Alene Lake to rise. The utility won’t open …


Meeting will discuss work at Nine Mile Dam, reservoir

Avista Corp. will hold a meeting tonight to discuss work at Nine Mile Dam and reservoir.


Avista: Power restored on West Plains

Power has been restored to about 4,800 customers on the West Plains, according to Avista’s website. The outage was reported at 4:15 p.m. today. The cause has not yet been …


State seeks fine in gas explosion

State regulators say Avista Corp. should be fined in excess of $1.1 million for a December 2008 natural gas explosion in Odessa that injured two people and destroyed property. Avista …


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.


Regulators recommend Avista be fined over explosion

State regulators say Avista Corp. should be fined in excess of $1.1 million for a December 2008 natural gas explosion in Odessa that injured two people and destroyed property.


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 …


Outrage over bill crosses a line

A Coeur d’Alene man who owns a historic bed and breakfast was taken into custody by police Wednesday after threatening Avista Corp. employees over the phone when a serviceman delivered …


Forceful storm blows into Inland Northwest

Police and fire crews were sent scrambling Wednesday night responding to dozens of reports of downed power lines and trees caused by an evening storm that swept across Eastern Washington …


Weather put crimp in Avista’s 1Q earnings

El Niño weather patterns took a bite out of Avista Corp.’s first-quarter earnings. “We had a challenging first quarter because our region experienced one of the warmest January-to-March periods on …


Warm weather stifles Avista’s earnings

El Niño weather patterns took a bite out of Avista Corp.’s first quarter earnings.


Drivers can get charge at City Hall

A bunch of the cutest little cars you’ve ever seen were parked outside Spokane City Hall on Thursday for a special occasion. Mayor Mary Verner took advantage of the 41st …


Spokane unveils electric car charging station

A bunch of the cutest little cars you’ve ever seen were parked outside Spokane City Hall on Thursday for a special occasion.


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 …


Tribe, Avista working to protect St. Joe River levees

The Shadowy St. Joe River is losing its signature shade trees. Hundreds of cottonwoods that once lined natural levees along the lower St. Joe River are gone. Uprooted by erosion, …


Avista reports executive pay

Avista Chairman and CEO Scott Morris earned $3 million in total compensation last year, the utility reported Wednesday. Morris has held Avista’s top executive job since Jan. 1, 2008. Compensation …


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.


Avista social media man talks his trade

It’s a good thing Dan Kolbet is thick-skinned. Because he is “Dan_at_Avista,” the company’s social-media man who blogs and tweets about his company, and wades into the vitriol of online …


Avista requests increase in gas, electricity rates, cites needed upgrades

Avista Utilities is seeking to raise the price of electricity and natural gas for its customers in both Washington and Idaho. The requested rate hike would add $10.62 to the …


System upgrades behind rate-hike requests, Avista says

Avista is seeking to raise the price of electricity and natural gas through a series of rate filings. For the average Avista ratepayer in Eastern Washington, the request amounts to …


SNAP will take energy aid calls

The Spokane Neighborhood Action Program will take energy assistance calls for one more Saturday before spring, the agency announced this week.


Avista reports earnings, will seek rate hike in 2011

Avista Corp. will ask Washington and Idaho regulators for permission to raise utility rates by early next year. The Spokane-based company plans to file “rate cases” with both state’s public …


Utility to delay wind farm project

Avista Corp. will delay construction of a 50-turbine wind farm near Reardan until at least 2014, citing the high costs associated with harnessing energy from the wind. Avista had planned …