Stories tagged: Power lines
UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 22, 2017, 10:16 p.m.
Utilities delayed effort to map power line risk to wildfires
Two days before the deadliest outbreak of wildfires in California history, Pacific Gas & Electric Co. and other utilities won the latest in a long series of delays to map …
Tue., May 23, 2017, 11:23 p.m.
Trump proposes in budget to sell off Bonneville Power assets
The transmission system of the Bonneville Power Administration would be sold off under the proposed federal budget for next year released by President Donald Trump’s administration.
Mon., May 1, 2017, 2:33 p.m.
Kootenai Electric gets $6 million grant to bury power lines
Kootenai Electric Cooperative will receive a $6 million federal grant to bury power lines in an effort to reduce power outages from powerful storms.
Fri., Dec. 9, 2016, 1:13 p.m.
Turkeys cause power outages in Oregon town
A flock of wild turkeys, long considered menaces to one Oregon town, have sparked new ire after causing power outages in the eastern part of Medford.
Sun., July 31, 2016, 2:41 p.m.
NTSB: Balloon hit power lines before crashing, killing 16
Identifying the 16 people killed in the fiery crash of a hot air balloon in Central Texas will be “a long process,” officials said Sunday, as federal authorities investigated the …
Wed., Aug. 13, 2014
Thunderstorm downs lines, fuels fires in Spokane region
A thunderstorm that thrust a giant dust cloud across Eastern Washington and North Idaho on Tuesday evening largely spared the areas hit hard in the last two storms on July …
UPDATED: Sat., July 19, 2014, 3:21 p.m.
No power, phone service in towns hit by wildfire
Burned cables, telephone poles and power lines have cut off of all power, phone and internet services in several Central Washington towns hit by wildfires.
Mon., June 23, 2014
Power grid hidden marvel of engineering
Think about the most complicated machine you’ve dealt with in the past year. Was it a beeping monitor tethered to a high-tech device in an emergency room? Or was it …
Wed., Aug. 1, 2012, 9:20 a.m.
Traffic blocked on North Division Street near the Y
Downed power lines on Division Street near the “Y” have blocked traffic in both directions.
Sun., Aug. 22, 2010
Bert Caldwell: California turbulence blows ill for region
In California’s effort to marshal a symphony of energy resources, the Northwest is the designated woodwind. John White, director of the Center for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Technologies – CEERT …
Tue., Aug. 10, 2010
Avista changing power line operation
Avista Corp. is making temporary changes to its power line operations as a result of dry conditions and wildfire risk.
Wed., May 12, 2010
Kootenai Electric lines hit by Avista crews
An Avista Utilities crew working near a construction site in Coeur d’Alene Tuesday dug into a Kootenai Electric Cooperative power line, causing a brief outage.