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  • 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.


  • Avista customers feel shock over yearly rate-hike requests

    Shari Hicks recently sent a poignant email to the Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission. “Why, at a time when everyone else is having to make do with what’s available, are …


  • As rates rise, so does workers’ pay

    Wages for Avista Corp.’s rank-and-file workers grew by an average of 2.5 to 3 percent this year. The workers also collected about $8.4 million in bonuses through a program that …


  • Avista gas bills in Washington decreasing

    Avista’s natural gas customers in Washington will see a slight decrease in their natural gas bills starting today as a result of changes to energy efficiency rebate and conservation funding. …


  • Avista natural gas rates to dip slightly

    Avista’s natural gas customers in Washington will see a slight decrease in their natural gas bills starting Friday as a result of changes to energy efficiency rebate and conservation funding. …


  • Avista to buy wind power from Palouse project

    Avista will buy power from the proposed Palouse Wind project in Whitman County, the company said today.


  • Clark: A jovial spin on Avista’s request for rate hikes

    Hi everybody. It’s me – Dougie Kilowatt. Avista Utilities has hired me to be its new power company mascot.


  • Avista seeks rate hikes

    Avista Utilities is again asking Washington regulators for permission to raise rates. The utility’s request, filed Monday, asks for a 9.3 percent jump in electrical service rates and a 5.1 …


  • Avista requests gas, electrical rate hikes in Washington

    Avista Corp. is requesting rate increases for its electricity and natural gas customers in Washington, the company announced today. Avista is asking regulators to approve a 9.3 percent rate increase …


  • Cool weather a boon to Avista’s bottom line

    Cooler, wetter weather helped boost Avista Corp.’s first quarter earnings, company officials reported Friday. The utility reported net income of $41.9 million, or 73 cents per share, for the first …


  • Colder winter, rate hikes boost Avista earnings

    Avista Corp. reported net income of $41.9 million, or 73 cents per share, for the first quarter of 2011, compared to $28.8 million, or 52 cents per share, for the …


  • Renegade trampoline knocks out power to 11,000

    Thousands of Avista customers in North Spokane lost power today after a trampoline blew onto an electrical substation that serves that area, according to Avista officials.


  • Local governments hope to avoid side effects of federal tax order

    Local governments are fighting a federal order to send the IRS 3 percent of what they owe their suppliers and contractors. Spokane County Auditor Vicky Dalton estimates the unfunded congressional …


  • Plugged into future

    Three charging stations for electric cars in Spokane will be upgraded in the coming weeks for faster service – in time for the first modern electric cars from major manufacturers …


  • Avista reports salary, bonus figures

    Avista Corp. Chairman and CEO Scott Morris earned $3.25 million in total compensation last year, the utility reported Wednesday. Morris’ salary was unchanged from 2009, but a bigger bonus and …


  • Avista saw 6 percent gain in profits in 2010

    Avista Corp.’s profits increased by 6 percent last year, a growth in earnings that Chairman and CEO Scott Morris attributed in part to lower power supply costs. The lower costs …


  • Avista reports higher earnings

    Spokane-based utility had “solid year,” said Chairman and CEO Scott Morris.


  • Jim Kershner: It’s tough to watch your virtual spending

    Our subject today is money and how it consists entirely of electrons. And how the electrons from my bank’s computer may – or may not – have zipped their way …


  • Avista seeks zone change to expand parking

    Avista Corp. wants to rezone 10 acres near its corporate office at 1411 E. Mission Ave. to expand parking for employees and utility trucks. The company has requested an amendment …


  • Spokane power outage blamed on contractor

    Electrical power was cut this afternoon to a broad area of north central Spokane, including the Spokane County courthouse campus, jail and Public Safety Building, after a contractor struck an …

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