Stories tagged: Avista
Sun., March 24, 2013
Doug Clark: Avista’s covered win or lose
Avista has given us so many blessings over the years. Light. Heat.
Fri., March 22, 2013
Gas buying strategy scrutinized
The Washington attorney general’s office is pushing for more regulatory review of natural gas purchases by Avista and other utilities, saying hedging strategies are costing ratepayers. The Public Counsel Division …
Thu., March 7, 2013
Area high schools win top awards in Avista video competition
When Ferris High School students Mark Balabanov, 17, Colin Calvert, 18, and Irina Peregudova, 15, got a class assignment to make an energy preservation video for Avista, they were all …
Thu., Feb. 21, 2013
Avista’s earnings dip 22 percent
Warm weather, a sluggish economy and poor results at a subsidiary all contributed to Avista Corp. announcing a 22 percent decline in 2012 earnings. Avista announced early Wednesday that the …
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2013, 2:13 p.m.
Warm weather contributes to Avista’s lower 2012 income
Warm weather, a sluggish economy and poor results at a subsidiary all contributed to Avista Corp. announcing a 22 percent decline in 2012 earnings.
Thu., Feb. 14, 2013, 10:40 a.m.
2,600 on South Hill without power
About 2,600 people are without power on Spokane’s South Hill.
Fri., Jan. 18, 2013, 10:54 a.m.
Sheriff’s office investigates another copper wire theft
The Spokane County Sheriff’s Office is investigating yet another case of copper wire theft.
Fri., Dec. 28, 2012, 2:49 p.m.
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.
Thu., Dec. 27, 2012
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 …
Wed., Dec. 26, 2012, 3:30 p.m.
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.
Thu., Dec. 20, 2012, 6:09 p.m.
56 Avista employees approved for buy-out
Avista Corp. will buy out 56 employees in a cost-cutting measure, the Spokane company said Thursday.
Sat., Dec. 1, 2012
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 …
Tue., Nov. 6, 2012, 7:35 a.m.
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.
Sun., Nov. 4, 2012
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 …
Tue., Oct. 30, 2012, 9:39 a.m.
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.
Thu., Oct. 25, 2012, 3:36 p.m.
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 …
Wed., Oct. 24, 2012
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 …
Tue., Oct. 23, 2012
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 …
Mon., Oct. 22, 2012, 4:16 p.m.
About 700 without power at Five Mile
About 700 residents of Five Mile are without power this afternoon.
Mon., Oct. 22, 2012, 8:13 a.m.
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 …
Fri., Oct. 19, 2012, 6:01 p.m.
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 …
Tue., Oct. 16, 2012
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.”
Sat., Oct. 13, 2012
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 …
Thu., Oct. 11, 2012, 1:53 p.m.
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 …
Thu., Sept. 20, 2012
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 …
Wed., Sept. 19, 2012, 2:53 p.m.
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.
Sun., Sept. 2, 2012
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 …
Thu., Aug. 16, 2012, 10:49 a.m.
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.
Tue., July 31, 2012, 4:18 p.m.
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.
Mon., July 30, 2012, 2:19 p.m.
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.