Stories tagged: Avista
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.
Mon., 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.
Thu., 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 …
Sun., 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 …
Sun., 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 …
Sun., 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 …
Mon., 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 …
Mon., 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 …
Sun., 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 …
UPDATED: Thu., May 10, 2012, 1:22 p.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 …
Wed., 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.
Thu., 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 …
Thu., 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 …