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  • MONDAY, JULY 9, 2012, 1:20 P.M.

    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.


  • THURSDAY, JUNE 28, 2012

    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 …


  • SUNDAY, JUNE 17, 2012

    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 …


  • SUNDAY, JUNE 3, 2012

    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 …


  • SUNDAY, JUNE 3, 2012

    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 …


  • MONDAY, MAY 21, 2012

    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 …


  • MONDAY, MAY 14, 2012, 1:33 P.M.

    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 …


  • SUNDAY, MAY 13, 2012

    Eye on Boise: GunPAC’s targets curiously chosen

    BOISE – Among the weirdest things that emerged from campaign finance reports in Idaho this week – which showed that House Republican leaders were funneling money from their leadership PAC …


  • THURSDAY, MAY 10, 2012, 7:32 A.M.

    Avista gives cash to oust two N. Idaho incumbents

    BOISE – Avista Corp. is spending thousands of dollars trying to unseat two longtime North Idaho legislators, throwing its support behind tea party-backed challengers in next week’s Republican primary. Being …


  • WEDNESDAY, MAY 9, 2012, 7:04 P.M.

    Avista wants two North Idaho lawmakers replaced

    Avista Corp. is spending thousands of dollars trying to unseat two longtime North Idaho legislators, throwing its support behind tea party backed challengers in next week’s Republican primary.


  • THURSDAY, MAY 3, 2012

    Avista reports lower earnings

    Avista Corp. reported a profit of $38.4 million for the first quarter, slightly down from last year’s first quarter profit of $41.9 million. The results, released Wednesday morning by the …


  • THURSDAY, MAY 3, 2012

    Landmarks: Nine Mile Falls Dam at core of enclave

    The 16 miles from downtown Spokane to the Nine Mile Falls Dam on the Spokane River was once considered such a long journey that a little village was created on …


  • WEDNESDAY, MAY 2, 2012, 10 A.M.

    Avista reports slight drop in first-quarter profit

    Avista Corp. reported a profit of $38.4 million for the first quarter, slightly down from last year’s first quarter profit of $41.9 million.


  • WEDNESDAY, MAY 2, 2012

    Construction starts on wind farm

    A $210 million wind farm to be built south of Spokane this summer will include 58 windmills and generate power for about 30,000 Northwest homes. Boston-based First Wind marked the …


  • SATURDAY, APRIL 21, 2012

    Frigid waters pose springtime risk

    Water in area rivers and lakes may look tempting during warmer weather forecast for the weekend, but experts say rivers and lakes remain deadly cold. Air temperatures will soar into …


  • THURSDAY, APRIL 12, 2012

    Utilities battle over renewable energy credits

    Methane gas that long has formed deep within the rotting garbage at Kootenai County’s Fighting Creek Landfill is going to a new use these days: It’s generating enough electricity to …


  • WEDNESDAY, APRIL 11, 2012

    Mayor: Flag shows Spokane’s true colors

    In all its faded glory, Spokane’s flag hung Tuesday in its rightful place, third only to the American and Washington flags. What would normally be unremarkable background at a mayoral …


  • TUESDAY, APRIL 3, 2012

    Avista seeking increase in rates

    Avista Corp. is seeking to charge its Washington customers more next year to offset the higher cost of delivering power and natural gas in Eastern Washington. It’s a trend that …


  • THURSDAY, MARCH 1, 2012

    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 …


  • THURSDAY, MARCH 1, 2012

    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 …


  • WEDNESDAY, FEB. 29, 2012, 11:31 A.M.

    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 …


  • THURSDAY, FEB. 16, 2012

    Earnings: Avista Corp., utilities company

    For 02-16-2012


  • WEDNESDAY, FEB. 15, 2012, 9:01 A.M.

    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 …


  • TUESDAY, FEB. 14, 2012

    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 …


  • MONDAY, FEB. 13, 2012, 2:05 P.M.

    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.


  • THURSDAY, FEB. 2, 2012

    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 …


  • TUESDAY, JAN. 10, 2012

    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 …


  • MONDAY, JAN. 9, 2012, 5:53 P.M.

    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 …


  • FRIDAY, DEC. 16, 2011, 3:08 P.M.

    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 …


  • MONDAY, DEC. 12, 2011

    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 …


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