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  • Lower gas rates in Idaho begin today

    Avista’s Idaho customers will pay less for natural gas after state regulators approved the utility’s request to lower rates beginning today. The Idaho Public Utilities Commission approved Avista’s request to …


  • Avista CEO’s pay hits $3.5 million

    Avista Corp. CEO Scott Morris’ total compensation increased by $250,000 last year, to $3.5 million, due in large part to the company’s improved financial performance, Avista said in a detailed …


  • Avista exec compensation grows

    Avista Corp. CEO Scott Morris’ total compensation increased by $250,000 last year, to $3.5 million, due in large part to the company’s improved financial performance, Avista said in a detailed …


  • Earnings: Avista Corp., utilities company

    For 02-16-2012


  • Avista’s yearly profit grows, but 4th quarter dips

    Avista Corp. reported a 2011 profit of $100.2 million, or $1.72 per share, up from a profit of $92.4 million, or $1.65 per share the previous year. However, profit dipped …


  • Avista gas bills may fall

    Falling wholesale prices for natural gas could soon be reflected in utility customers’ bills, Avista officials said Monday. The Spokane-based utility has asked Washington and Idaho regulators for permission to …


  • Avista bills could reflect falling gas prices

    Falling wholesale prices for natural gas could soon be reflected in utility customers’ bills, Avista officials said today.


  • Pole installation angers neighbors

    When Tom Reedy looked out into his backyard just before Thanksgiving, he saw an Avista crew checking out a power pole located in an easement on the north side of …


  • Avista outages zap customers

    A theft of copper wire from an Avista Utilities substation early Monday morning caused a power outage for 5,800 Coeur d’Alene customers. And Monday afternoon a brief downtown Spokane power …


  • Theft, technical glitch result in Avista outages

    A theft of copper wire from an Avista Utilities substation early Monday morning caused a power outage for 5,800 Coeur d’Alene customers. And Monday afternoon a brief downtown Spokane power …


  • Regulators approve Jan. 1 Avista rate increases

    Avista Corp. will be allowed to raise rates on January 1, but not as much as the company requested. Washington state regulators have agreed to let Avista collect an additional …


  • College’s wind technology program fills good-paying jobs

    Second of two parts Wheat is the most common export commodity in Washington’s Garfield County, where Matt Powell spent his childhood. But soon the county of 2,266 people will have …


  • Wind, hydro operations create balancing act for regulators

    One of the conundrums of wind energy is that the wind doesn’t blow constantly. In the Northwest, most wind farms operate at about 30 percent capacity, which means backup electrical …


  • Wind power helps keep Maryhill Museum in business

    Wind turbines help the Maryhill Museum of Art host eclectic exhibits as diverse as Native American basketry, French fashion, and sculptures and sketches by Auguste Rodin. The museum south of …


  • Avista reports lower earnings as expected

    Avista Corp. reported lower third-quarter earnings of $10.7 million, or 18 cents per share, compared with $12.3 million, or 22 cents per share, for the third quarter of 2010. The …


  • Avista’s light-bulb mailing going ‘seamlessly’

    In a West Plains warehouse, Danny Megow attaches labels to Priority Mail packages headed to Davenport, Clarkston and Orofino. He’s part of the work crew at Mailstream USA, a contract …


  • Power restored in Spokane Valley

    Avista is reporting about 1,800 people are without power near Spokane Valley.


  • Avista economist sees the good amid the gloom

    Randy Barcus, chief economist for Avista, is a repeat visitor in this Wise Words interview space. The reason? More than a year ago, Barcus, 64, predicted with uncanny accuracy what …


  • Settlement reduces Avista rate increase

    Avista Corp. announced a multiple-party settlement Friday that could cut the amount of its proposed electric and gas rate hikes for Washington customers. Meanwhile, the Spokane-based utility has reached an …


  • Fall drawdown of Lake Coeur d’Alene begins

    Avista today begins its annual fall drawdown of Lake Coeur d’Alene. The lake will be lowered about one foot from full pool by the end of the month, then an …


  • Doug Clark: Ugly lights gave me a bright idea

    It took a lot of thought, but I finally decided what to do with the free eight-pack of ugly curlicue made-in-China fluorescent lights that Avista Utilities sent me without asking …


  • Avista bills in Idaho may drop

    Avista Corp. has reached a proposed settlement over the company’s request for higher electric and natural gas rates for Idaho customers. If approved by the Idaho Public Utilities Commission, the …


  • Avista agrees to settlement of rate increase request

    Avista Corp. has reached a proposed settlement over the company’s request for higher electric and natural gas rates for Idaho customers. If approved by the Idaho Public Utilities Commission, the …


  • Avista reports slightly lower earnings

    Avista Corp. reported slightly lower net income of $23 million today for the second quarter, compared to $25.5 million for the second quarter of 2010.


  • Avista wants to decrease Idaho electric rates

    Avista Utilities has asked Idaho regulators to lower the bills of electric customers in that state as part of an annual “power cost adjustment” process.


  • Idaho decision on Avista hike not imminent

    The Idaho Public Utilities Commission will take up to six months to consider Avista Utilities’ request for higher electric and natural gas rates, officials announced last week. Avista had hoped …


  • Power pole fire knocks out power to 6,600

    An electrical pole fire about 7:30 this evening in North Central Spokane left about 6,600 Avista customers in the area without power.


  • River channels to be filled

    Repair work to restore the historic riverbed beneath the upper Spokane Falls will get started later this summer after the Spokane River drops to seasonal lows. The Spokane hearing examiner …


  • Avista seeks Idaho rate hikes

    Avista Corp. is asking Idaho regulators for permission to raise rates for electricity and natural gas. The Spokane-based utility says it would use the additional revenue to replace aging electrical …


  • Avista asks for higher rates in Idaho

    Avista Corp. is asking Idaho regulators for permission to charge more for electricity and natural gas.

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