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Avista earnings up in second quarter

Avista Corp. reported improved second quarter income of $25.9 million on Wednesday, compared to $23.5 million in income during the second quarter of 2008.


Avista rewards work well done

Avista Corp.’s rank-and-file workers collected $2.3 million in bonuses last year through a program that rewards employees for meeting company goals. Avista’s 1,400 workers get yearly incentives when they hit …


Adjustments to raise Avista rates in Idaho slightly

A collection of four rate adjustments will have Idaho customers of Avista Utilities paying an average of 1.5 percent more per month for electricity and 1.2 percent more for natural …


Power play: Avista dams relicensed

Five hydropower dams on the Spokane River are entering a new era. Avista Corp. received a new federal license for the dams Thursday that spells out how they will operate …


Avista issued new hydropower license

Avista Corp. has received a new 50-year license for five hydropower dams on the Spokane River.


In brief: All laid-off teachers will be recalled

Spokane Public Schools teachers who received layoff notices in May will be recalled by the end of the month, officials said Tuesday. “It is certainly unfortunate that the law requires …


Lower Avista rate hike proposed in Idaho

The Idaho Public Utilities Commission staff is recommending that Avista Utilities take a smaller rate increase than the Spokane company is requesting.


Downed power line closes SR 195

State Route 195 south of Colfax was shut down for more than an hour Sunday night after a power line fell across the road.


In brief: Avista’s natural gas rate to drop June 1

Washington state regulators have approved a rate decrease for Avista Utilities’ natural gas customers, taking effect June 1. The average bill for a typical residential customer will drop by about …


Avista customers will see rate reduction

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


Utility seeks decrease in natural gas rates

With wholesale prices for natural gas in a steady decline, Avista Corp. says it will pass along the savings. Customers could see an average savings of $5 to $7 on …


Avista to sweeten dividend

Avista Corp. said this morning that it is raising its per-share dividend paid to owners of the company’s stock by 3 cents, to 21 cents per share. That translates to …


In brief: Mail center best bet for late tax postmark

With the advent of online tax filing, the U.S. Postal Service has scaled back the number of locations it keeps open to accommodate those needing the all-important April 15 postmark. …


Avista warns of safety line break at Nine Mile Dam

Boaters approaching Nine Mile Dam north of Spokane should be careful.


NW energy could power N. California

Avista Corp. and three other utilities are exploring the possibility of building a high-voltage transmission line that would stretch roughly 1,000 miles from southern British Columbia to the San Francisco …


Avista CEO earned $2.2 million

Scott Morris, Avista Corp.’s chairman, president and chief executive officer, earned $2.2 million in total compensation last year, the utility reported Tuesday. Morris was promoted to Avista’s top executive on …


Avista CEO’s promotion boosts salary

Scott Morris, Avista Corp.’s chairman, president and chief executive officer, earned $2.2 million in total compensation last year, the utility reported Tuesday. The raise from total compensation of $1.1 million …


In brief: Wind cuts power to thousands

High winds whipped through the area Sunday, leaving downed power lines behind. As many as 11,000 Avista customers had service disrupted. Winds damaged a transmission line in Spokane about a …


High winds bring down power lines

High winds have whipped through the area today, leaving downed power lines behind. Currently, Avista is reporting that about 7,500 customers scattered around the region are without power.


Oil spilled into Clark Fork River

Oil sheens were visible on parts of the Clark Fork River Friday afternoon – a day after a pipe broke at the Noxon Rapids Dam, spilling about 1,250 gallons of …


Rates hike, cold season help Avista’s bottom line

Avista Corp.’s earnings rebounded in 2008, with part of the increase resulting from the higher electric and natural gas rates paid by customers. The Spokane-based company reported net income of …


Rate hikes, cold season help Avista’s bottom line

Avista Corp.’s earnings rebounded in 2008, with part of the increase resulting from the higher electric and natural gas rates paid by customers. The Spokane-based company reported net income of …


In brief: Businesses give Avista good marks

Avista Corp. ranked fourth among 19 Western utilities for customer satisfaction among business clients that spend $500 to $50,000 per month on electricity. The study was conducted by J.D. Power …


Avista rate cut was cold comfort

The last few months have been a roller-coaster ride for most Avista customers, but watching our heating bills reach new heights has been anything but fun. Although Avista teased us …


In brief: Masked gunman robs loan centers

A masked gunman robbed two Spokane payday loan centers Thursday, and police suspect the same man who targeted one of the stores Jan. 20. A man with a handgun and …


Avista rates face appeal

Washington’s attorney general has appealed a sharp increase in Avista power bills and aims to unravel the company’s plan to collect an extra $112 million from businesses and residential customers …


Attorney General wants Avista to lower rates

The state attorney general’s office says that a Dec. 29 legal settlement between the power utility Avista, state regulators and others contains critical flaws that cost ratepayers millions of dollars …


Avista wants more money

Avista Utilities today asked Washington and Idaho regulators to approve electricity and natural gas increases that will boost average combined monthly payments $9 to $10 per month.


Fog overpowers lines

DAVENPORT, Wash. – Oldtimers in northern Lincoln County west of Spokane say they’ve never seen anything like it. A dense layer of persistent fog has caused ice to accumulate, weighing …


Ice buildup triggers airport power outage

Accumulating ice on an electrical transmission line cut power Friday to Spokane International Airport, and a portion of the airport’s backup generating system failed to deliver an emergency supply for …