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  • Avista warns of employee imposters

    Avista issued an alert today warning area residents of people prowling around Spokane homes and claiming to be Avista employees when confronted.

  • Avista rates to rise next week

    Avista Corp. will raise electric and gas rates in Washington in the new year and again in 2014 under an agreement with the Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission. Following months …

  • Avista rate hikes approved for next 2 years

    Avista will be allowed to raise electric and gas rates in Washington in the new year and again in 2014, the Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission said today.

  • 56 Avista employees approved for buy-out

    Avista Corp. will buy out 56 employees in a cost-cutting measure, the Spokane company said Thursday.

  • Sheriff says ad campaign has boosted reports, reduced crime

    Local billboards, television and radio spots are telling residents what they can do to lower the crime rate: “Report suspicious activity.” It’s a call to action that Spokane County Sheriff …

  • Avista reports drop in third-quarter profit

    As expected, Avista Corp. today reported third-quarter results and a forecast for the fourth quarter that fall below expected performance for the Spokane-based energy company.

  • Update of power grid in Inland Northwest has begun

    With the push of a button on their smartphones, Inland Northwest residents will soon have a way to adjust their thermostats and their electric bills. In Pullman, a $38 million …

  • Hit-and-run causes power outage

    An early morning hit-and-run knocked out power temporarily for north Spokane residents after a power pole was toppled near the Crestline Street and Lincoln Road roundabout.

  • Avista reports copper wire theft

    Authorities say more than a half mile of copper wire was stolen recently from an Avista Utilities substation. Avista employees told the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office the wire was stolen …

  • Ecova main cause of Avista woes, says CFO

    Avista Corp. brass sought to explain Tuesday why company profits are taking an unexpected dip this year, and they placed the blame largely on its non-utility operations, namely energy-services subsidiary …

  • Third-quarter profit down

    Avista said Monday that third-quarter profit would drop 46 percent from a year ago, and cut its guidance for the year. Its forecast for 2013 also fell short of Wall …

  • About 700 without power at Five Mile

    About 700 residents of Five Mile are without power this afternoon.

  • Avista expects 46 percent dip in profits

    SPOKANE - Avista said today that its third-quarter profit would drop 46 percent from a year ago, and cut its guidance for the year. Its forecast for 2013 also fell …

  • State staff, Avista reach rate hike settlement

    State regulators recommend that Avista be allowed to raise electric and natural gas rates in Washington. If the Washington Utilites and Transportation Commission this winter adopts a settlement reached by …

  • Doug Clark: After all we spent on efficiency, it’s still gonna cost us

    The Spokesman-Review’s most oft-repeated headline reappeared the other day on our Business page. “Avista seeks hike in rates.”

  • Area companies beat S&P, Russell

    Inland Northwest companies had a strong quarter from July through September. The Hart Capital Inland Northwest Index grew 14.3 percent in the third quarter. That’s dramatically better than the S&P …

  • Avista requests rate hikes in Idaho

    Spokane-based Avista Corp. is asking Idaho regulators for permission to raise electric rates and natural gas rates paid by North Idaho customers next year, unwinding rate reductions that just went …

  • Avista proposal decried as too high

    Avista Corp. is asking too much of its customers in its latest push to raise rates 6.3 percent for electricity and 6.9 percent for natural gas, the Washington Attorney General’s …

  • Attorney General’s office opposes Avista rate increases

    Avista Corp.’s proposed rate increases are being challenged by the Washington Attorney General’s Office, citing excessive executive compensation and other factors.

  • Axworthy leads Avista’s outreach to customers, organizations

    Anne Marie Axworthy has spent most of her life in Spokane and most of her working life at Avista Utilities, although she started there when it was still called Washington …

  • Avista names new director of government relations

    A man who has managed Avista’s government relations in Washington state for 22 years has been tapped as the company’s director of government relations.

  • Avista proposes big rate reduction in Idaho

    Avista has proposed reducing its rates for its Idaho customers this fall in response to lower natural gas prices and lower power supply costs.

  • Avista’s low-cost energy audits to end

    Avista Utilities is offering low-cost energy audit services to homeowners in Spokane and unincorporated areas of Spokane County, but residents must sign up for the program by Friday.

  • Meeting discusses work at Post Falls Dam

    Avista Utilities will hold an informational meeting Tuesday about construction work at Post Falls Dam this summer and impacts on recreation.

  • Shallow gas line delays Sprague roadwork

    Sometimes digging in the dirt is a bit like a treasure hunt. Spokane Valley project manager Pete Fisch knows this first hand. The already complicated Sprague Avenue reconstruction project between …

  • Baby boomers change demographics of working population

    Connie and Scott Brunell were living the early-retirement dream shared by many baby boomers once upon a time. They left telephone company jobs in the Seattle area to work for …

  • Cheap trips promote knowledge of river

    Spokane’s Meet Me at the River summer trip program is gearing up for the fifth year, offering the public a convenient opportunity to connect with the entire length of the …

  • Preserving Spokane River is group effort

    The Spokane River is a standout in the vast experience of Peter Grubb, who founded ROW Adventures 33 years ago. That’s a story in itself, considering Grubb’s been guiding rafters …

  • County taking multifaceted approach to reduce energy use

    Spokane County has turned up the heat on efforts to save energy across its multiple buildings and shops. Officials are combining grants and incentives to create building blocks for reducing …

  • EWU economist headed to Avista; Barcus retiring

    Two of the Inland Northwest’s most well-known economists are shifting responsibilities, with Eastern Washington University professor Grant Forsyth becoming chief economist at Avista Corp., and Randy Barcus, who has held …



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