Stories tagged: Avista
Wed., May 14, 2014
Huntington Park’s wheelchair accessibility limited
Wheelchair access requirements at the new City Hall plaza and Huntington Park below it were eased by Spokane building officials because of terrain impediments, prompting mixed reactions within the region’s …
Sat., May 3, 2014
New plaza, park along Spokane Falls dedicated
A new plaza overlooking the lower Spokane Falls opened Friday in a dedication ceremony attended by several hundred people. City Hall plaza provides a gathering spot and a people-friendly link …
Sat., April 5, 2014
Winter heating bills come due, but many can’t pay
SAGLE, Idaho – The calendar says it’s spring, but Dave Ross and Patty Earnest are still digging out from under their winter heating bills. Medical bills for Ross, who has …
Fri., April 4, 2014
ReliOn’s struggles common to industry
Unless Spokane-based hydrogen fuel cell company ReliOn could land a big investment or find a buyer, its chances of riding out 2014 looked bleak, its former chief executive officer said …
Sun., March 16, 2014
Doug Clark: Only you can help Avista’s cats stay fat
Welcome to “Loot for the Loaded,” our first-ever charity telethon. I’m devoting my column today to helping poor Avista executives, who are feeling the pinch like never before.
Wed., March 5, 2014
Avista executive compensation lower
Pay for Avista Corp.’s top five executives dropped last year as a result of lower stock awards and changing pension values. Scott Morris, chairman and chief executive officer of the …
Thu., Feb. 27, 2014
Avista’s profits up 42 percent
Avista Corp.’s profits shot up 42 percent in 2013, following higher demand for heat and air-conditioning during a year that featured a colder-than-normal winter and a hot summer. The Spokane-based …
Sun., Feb. 23, 2014
Coal quandary: Avista uses cheap power, but Inslee wary
COLSTRIP, Mont. – On Montana’s eastern plains, there’s a town that was built to burn coal and produce electricity for the Northwest’s largest cities. Smokestacks loom over Colstrip, a company …
Wed., Feb. 5, 2014
Avista requests increase in power, gas rates
It’s not news utility customers ever like to hear, especially not on one of the coldest days of the year. Yet Avista Corp. said Tuesday it wants to raise power …
UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 4, 2014, 5:13 p.m.
Avista wants to raise rates next winter
Avista is seeking to raise rates next year for electric and natural gas customers in Washington.
Fri., Jan. 31, 2014
Avista getting new computer systems
After 20 years on a mainframe, Avista Utilities is launching new computer systems this year for handling customer service calls, managing work orders and tracking equipment in its three-state service …
Sun., Dec. 22, 2013
If Christmas brings new devices to plug in, here are tips to save energy
Many of the gifts unwrapped this Christmas will be electronics. Laptops, cellphones, tablets and game consoles have transformed how we work and play, and they’ve changed our electrical use, too, …
Sun., Nov. 10, 2013
Avista to spend $5 million to replace gas pipes
Avista Utilities will spend $5 million this year to replace about 60 miles of natural gas line in Spokane and Lincoln counties that’s vulnerable to cracking. The older, polyethylene pipe …
Thu., Nov. 7, 2013
Avista Corp. earnings sizzle after hot summer
Hot summer days contributed to higher third-quarter earnings for Avista Corp., officials said Wednesday. The Spokane-based utility cited air conditioning demand as a factor in its quarterly income of $11.4 …
Wed., Nov. 6, 2013, 9:06 a.m.
Avista reports higher third quarter earnings
Hot summer days contributed to higher third quarter earnings for Avista Corp., officials said Wednesday.
Tue., Nov. 5, 2013
Avista strikes deal to acquire electric utility in Alaska
Avista Corp. is moving into the Alaska market through the planned purchase of an electric utility serving the Juneau area. In a deal announced Monday, Avista will acquire Alaska Electric …
Mon., Nov. 4, 2013, 1:53 p.m.
Avista to branch into Alaska market
Spokane’s Avista Corp. will branch into Alaska with the purchase of a regulated power company in Juneau.
Thu., Oct. 31, 2013
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 …
Wed., Oct. 30, 2013, 7:58 a.m.
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 …
Sun., Sept. 22, 2013
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 …
Mon., Sept. 16, 2013, 9:56 a.m.
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.
Thu., Sept. 5, 2013, 7:45 a.m.
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 …
Tue., Sept. 3, 2013
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 …
Tue., Aug. 27, 2013, 7:40 a.m.
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 …
Mon., Aug. 26, 2013, 7:43 a.m.
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 …
Sun., Aug. 25, 2013
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 …
Tue., Aug. 13, 2013
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 …
Sat., Aug. 10, 2013, 3:10 p.m.
Transformer failure leads to garage fire
A detached garage caught fire after a transformer on a North Spokane power pole failed Saturday.
Thu., Aug. 8, 2013
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 …
Wed., Aug. 7, 2013, 1:25 p.m.
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.