Stories tagged: 2015 windstorm
UPDATED: Tue., March 26, 2019, 6:23 a.m.
New public art sculptures, co-designed by local artist who died in windstorm, installed at Spokane’s Gateway Bridge
Steely and mirror-like, the new sculptures on either side of Spokane’s new pedestrian bridge are, quite literally, places of reflection.
Sun., Nov. 13, 2016
Teresa Aitchison and her sons are back in their home after last November’s windstorm blew a ponderosa onto the roof. They rebuilt, with Aitchison acting as the contractor so she …
Wed., July 20, 2016, 1:15 p.m.
Low-income homeowners in the city of Spokane can get help clearing tree branches and stumps left over from last year’s major windstorm through a new initiative funded by the city.
Wed., June 29, 2016, 7 p.m.
Hundreds of homeowners are still waiting for repairs nearly eight months after a windstorm tore through the region. While roofing companies, general contractors and insurers work to get people’s homes …
Wed., Feb. 24, 2016, 9:08 a.m.
Last November’s gale-force windstorm did nearly $23 million in damage to Avista’s electric distribution system.
Tue., Feb. 2, 2016, 2:24 p.m.
President Barack Obama has signed a second disaster declaration for Idaho and ordered federal aid.
Mon., Jan. 4, 2016
Just about everyone knows to dial 911 in the event of an emergency. But there’s another three-digit number that provides callers with critical information about health and human services, as …
Fri., Dec. 25, 2015, 9:22 p.m.
Two recent windstorms left many Spokane-area homes with damaged roofs and eaves. As homeowners begin the process of hiring contractors or doing their own repairs, they should be on the …
Fri., Dec. 25, 2015, 9:14 p.m.
As students started their journey home on Nov. 17, a towering pine collapsed on a parked car just outside Jefferson Elementary School. Teachers and school leaders hurried children back inside …
Wed., Dec. 23, 2015, 3:06 p.m.
Local governments in North Idaho will get federal aid to help with damage from last month’s windstorm.
Sun., Dec. 20, 2015, 3:14 p.m.
A month after a windstorm blew through Spokane, root balls still tower over graves at some Spokane cemeteries.
Wed., Dec. 16, 2015
With all the wind-damaged branches on the ground this year, making swags, wreaths and decorating empty garden containers for winter should be really easy.
Mon., Dec. 7, 2015, 8:42 p.m.
Spokane waste site accepted 3,000 tons of windstorm debris, according to a city press release.
Wed., Dec. 2, 2015, 11:37 p.m.
Damage estimates for Spokane area from the Nov. 17 windstorm still being tallied.
Sun., Nov. 29, 2015, 6 a.m.
From the loss of power and trees downed to cancelled days of school and filled hotels downtown, here is a by-the-numbers look at the windstorm that hit Spokane nearly two …
Sun., Nov. 29, 2015, 6 a.m.
The windstorm stretched Spokane’s citizens and infrastructure to the breaking point, but it also revealed an undercurrent of humanity and strength.
Tue., Nov. 24, 2015, 10:12 p.m.
With the possibility of thousands in Spokane still without power on Thanksgiving Day, officials are asking for additional help feeding those in the dark. Gov. Jay Inslee tours the damage …
Mon., Nov. 23, 2015, 2:23 p.m.
Spokane Public Schools canceled school Tuesday following extensive damage from the Nov. 17 windstorm.
Mon., Nov. 23, 2015, 2:11 p.m.
As last Tuesday’s winds approached hurricane-force speeds, Debbie Simock was sitting in an emergency meeting at Avista’s corporate headquarters. Every 10 minutes, the company’s online outage map refreshed, showing thousands …
Sun., Nov. 22, 2015, 5:03 p.m.
One in five Avista customers in Spokane County remains without electrical service five days after a powerful windstorm toppled trees and power lines across the region.
Fri., Nov. 20, 2015, 7:30 p.m.
Matthew Watters, who lives in a Housing and Urban Development subsidized apartment complex with his 9-year-old son, thinks the outages disproportionately impact the poor.
Fri., Nov. 20, 2015, 5:17 p.m.
KPBX is on the air with the aid of a home generator after the station’s main generator had already been moved to its new headquarters.
Fri., Nov. 20, 2015, 3:06 p.m.
Unhealthy levels of pollution from wood smoke are expected in Spokane County this evening, according to the Spokane Regional Clean Air Agency.
Fri., Nov. 20, 2015, 12:24 p.m.
American Red Cross didn’t get any takers Thursday night at a Kootenai County shelter for residents impacted by the power outages.
Thu., Nov. 19, 2015, 2:09 p.m.
The city of Coeur d’Alene lost part of its horticultural heritage when a historic tree fell on a historic house. A hybrid mountain ash listed in Idaho’s Big Tree registry …
Thu., Nov. 19, 2015, 1:33 p.m.
The Spokane Regional Clean Air Agency recommends against burning the green, wet wood from Tuesday’s windstorm. It won’t produce much heat.
Thu., Nov. 19, 2015, 12:55 p.m.
The area’s roofing contractors have been deluged with phone calls about wind damage following Tuesday’s storm.
Thu., Nov. 19, 2015, 11:51 a.m.
The night shift at the Lucky Friday Mine in Mullan, Idaho, was stuck underground when the mine lost power during Tuesday’s windstorm.
Thu., Nov. 19, 2015, 11:15 a.m.
Almost 24,000 North Idaho homes and businesses remain without power from damage caused by Tuesday’s powerful wind storm, three utilities reported Thursday morning.
Thu., Nov. 19, 2015, 10:48 a.m.
Cold air is heading into the Inland Northwest even as thousands of residents cope with life without electrical power and heat.