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  • Avista natural gas customers’ bills to rise

    Avista’s natural gas customers will pay 9.4 percent more for heat this winter as a result of higher wholesale prices. The new rates take hold Friday for about 150,000 customers …


  • Post Falls boat ramp to close for season Nov. 4

    The ramp is closed annually because of falling water levels due to increased dam flows, Avista said in a news release. The boat ramp at Q’emlin Park will reopen in …


  • Clark: Answers at the Reddy on latest from Avista

    Hello and welcome to another installment of Ask Reddy Kilowatt. The iconic former power company mascot, with his red lightning-bolt body and light bulb nose, has agreed to come back …


  • Avista seeks higher gas, electric rates

    Higher wholesale prices for natural gas has Avista Utilities asking for a 9.4 percent increase in gas rates for residential customers by Nov. 1.


  • Overnight storms knock out power in Spokane Valley

    Avista reports it has restored power to about 7,000 homes affected by last night’s severe thunderstorms. About a fifth of an inch of rain fell at Felts Field overnight and …


  • Valley Tech, Avista extend entrepreneurship program to high schoolers

    Central Valley School District is partnering with Avista Corp. to teach and encourage budding business owners. An entrepreneurship program offered for the first time to high school students through Spokane …


  • Four residents displaced by Logan neighborhood fire

    A north Spokane fire that broke out in an alley behind two duplexes in the Logan neighborhood knocked out power to the 2500 block of North Denver Street on Monday …


  • Thousands without power after thunderstorms

    Thunderstorms sweeping through the area last night knocked out power to thousands of Avista customers, many of whom still remain without electricity this morning. Isolated thunderstorms are predicted to return …


  • Avista, Inland Power’s results differ with new energy standards

    Wind turbines spinning on the Palouse are the final piece of Avista Utilities’ strategy to meet Washington’s new renewable energy standards. Energy from the 58-turbine Palouse Wind farm, which started …


  • Work will restore the original colors to Avista powerhouse

    The Upper Falls Powerhouse on the Spokane River is getting a new, historically accurate paint job in time for the 40th anniversary of Expo ’74 next year. Avista Corp. officials …


  • Transformer failure leads to garage fire

    A detached garage caught fire after a transformer on a North Spokane power pole failed Saturday.


  • 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 reports higher second-quarter earnings

    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.


  • Coeur d’Alene Mines helps lead Northwest stock index into slide

    The Hart Capital Index, which tracks 15 major Northwest publicly traded firms, slumped 6.3 percent during the second quarter of 2013. That slide occurred during a period in which the …


  • Avista requests rate hikes in Idaho

    Rising prices for natural gas and increased demand for energy-efficiency rebates have Avista Utilities asking for higher rates in Idaho. The Spokane-based utility is seeking a 0.9 percent increase in …


  • 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 …


  • Montana generator failure will send Avista shopping for electricity

    A generator failure at a Montana coal plant will force Avista Corp. to buy about $12 million worth of replacement electricity this year.


  • Feeling the wind’s worth

    OAKESDALE, Wash. – Even five years ago, putting up 58 turbines to harvest the wind gusting across the rolling hills of the Palouse in northern Whitman County wouldn’t have made …


  • An appetite for weeds

    Seventy-five goats pushed past Reece Dobson as he opened the enclosure to a new area of pasture. Heads down, they tore into a thorny plant called prickly lettuce. Before they …


  • Idaho, Washington combat rise in metal theft

    BOISE – Metal thieves who steal from electrical substations and other utility installations in Idaho now face stiffer penalties, particularly if their pilfering interrupts service. And if the thieves are …


  • Clark: Avista ‘report card’ puts me in a class by myself

    Well, they’ve done it again – those weasels at the Avista Corp., I mean. If these meddlers aren’t raising our gas and electricity rates every other month, they’re sending everybody …


  • Shorter varieties to replace trees cut along Crestline

    Neighbors near South Crestline Street and the Woodfield Place neighborhood were surprised Monday morning when 25 maple trees were being cut down along Crestline Street, between 49th and 53rd avenues. …


  • Plan would improve visitor access to Spokane Falls

    Plans for a redesign of Huntington Park along the lower Spokane Falls are getting tweaks from the public. Ideas for the $2 million makeover have already been modified in response …


  • Avista eyes small electric rate increase

    Avista’s Washington customers could see a small hike in their electric rates on Aug. 1, as a result of a proposed change in a surcharge that funds energy efficiency rebates …


  • 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 …


  • Middle school students hope to hatch trout eggs in river

    East Valley Middle School students braved Friday’s rain to nest trout eggs in the Spokane River. “They’ll be hatched,” said eighth-grader Mark Tredway on his expectations for his next visit …


  • Gauge tells 100-year-old tale

    Reaching the ripe age of 100 is still a big deal in this part of the world, worthy of celebration for institutions such as Lewis and Clark High School, St. …


  • The dirt on digging

    Digging up buried utility lines may give you the shock of a lifetime. But it will zap your wallet as well. Anyone who fails to use Washington’s free “Call Before …


  • Landers: Redbands in upstream battle

    The Spokane River, and some of its native inhabitants, were in the spotlight Tuesday and Wednesday as a wide range of scientists, policy makers and industry leaders convened for the …


  • Landers: Redbands in upstream battle

    The Spokane River, and some of its native inhabitants, were in the spotlight Tuesday and Wednesday as a wide range of scientists, policy makers and industry leaders convened for the …


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