Stories tagged: Avista Utilities
UPDATED: Fri., May 24, 2019, 3:40 p.m.
A young woman whose body was pulled from the Spokane River downtown early Tuesday morning was reported missing earlier this week by friends and family.
UPDATED: Tue., May 21, 2019, 6:50 p.m.
Avista Utilities workers pulled a body from the Spokane River early Tuesday morning.
UPDATED: Fri., May 3, 2019, 7:02 p.m.
Man walks away unharmed after energized electrical wire falls on his hood near busy South Hill intersection
A man was briefly trapped in his car Friday morning on the South Hill as a charged electrical wire sat on his hood.
UPDATED: Thu., April 18, 2019, 10:02 p.m.
A boom truck became tangled in power lines on East Broadway Avenue Thursday afternoon, leading to hundreds of power outages in northeast Spokane.
UPDATED: Fri., April 5, 2019, 4:17 p.m.
Avista Utilities is cautioning customers to be aware of telephone calls from scammers demanding payments or requesting confidential information.
UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 14, 2019, 7:44 p.m.
Spokane Community College canceled classes Monday due to a campuswide power outage. A post on the school’s Facebook page said classes would resume on Tuesday.
UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 5, 2018, 9:34 p.m.
The lawsuit, filed last month in Spokane County Superior Court, alleges Avista provided inadequate equipment to power a planned expansion of Buddy Boy Farms, a large-scale cannabis operation based south …
UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 5, 2018, 9:37 p.m.
Washington regulators denied Hydro One Ltd.’s proposed purchase of Avista Corp., finding the merger does not serve the public interest.
UPDATED: Tue., July 24, 2018, 8:51 p.m.
A downed power line in downtown Spokane Tuesday afternoon led to brief bouts of chaos as cars navigated street-light-less roads and hospitals operated on backup generators.
UPDATED: Thu., July 19, 2018, 8:16 p.m.
Firefighters said Thursday morning that the Upriver Beacon fire has been largely contained.
UPDATED: Thu., July 19, 2018, 12:03 p.m.
People returned to their homes in the Beacon Hill area Wednesday morning after a fast-moving wildfire burned more than 115 acres and forced evacuations.
UPDATED: Mon., July 2, 2018, 2:59 p.m.
About 2,000 customers – including Shriners Hospitals for Children – were without power for several hours Monday after an Avista Utilities power line went down near Fifth Avenue and Walnut …
UPDATED: Mon., June 18, 2018, 8:18 a.m.
About 1,600 Avista Utilities customers in Spokane Valley were without power for about an hour Monday morning.
Mon., June 11, 2018
In the bustling post-war era, Spokane produced a cadre of elite young architects who challenged and pushed each other with every project. That competition produced many notable features in the …
UPDATED: Sun., June 10, 2018, 7:40 p.m.
Thousands were without power in northern Spokane County and the southern tip of Stevens County as the region experienced rolling thunderstorms and heavy wind.
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 28, 2018, 10:05 p.m.
Broadway Avenue near Pines Road in Spokane Valley was closed for several hours while crews with Avista Utilities worked to repair a leaking natural gas line. Melanie Rose, spokeswoman for …
Mon., Sept. 11, 2017, 6:58 p.m.
Avista Utilities sends people and equipment to Georgia to help with repairs in the wake of Tropical Storm Irma.
UPDATED: Tue., June 27, 2017, 3:38 p.m.
Hundreds of people in the Inland Northwest remain without power after a thunderstorm whipped through the area Monday evening with high winds and heavy rain.
UPDATED: Mon., April 24, 2017, 8:55 a.m.
About 115 Avista Utilities customers are without power after a truck hit a power pole in Spokane Valley this morning. A man driving a Dodge Durango crashed into a power …
UPDATED: Thu., April 13, 2017, 10:07 p.m.
The contractor who illegally bulldozed a road through the middle of forested park land on High Drive Bluff told Spokane city officials he was working for Avista Utilities but instead …
UPDATED: Thu., March 16, 2017, 9:57 a.m.
A grain elevator collapsed late Wednesday morning in Edwall causing a brief power surge and warping a section of BNSF Railway track.
UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 27, 2017, 4:51 p.m.
Avista has lost another round in its latest attempt to raise electric and natural gas rates. The Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission, which previously rejected the utility’s proposed increases, on …
Mon., Feb. 27, 2017, 4 a.m.
Avista Utilities has opened a new fast charging station in Rosalia.
Tue., Oct. 4, 2016, 5:50 p.m.
Avista Utilities’ Idaho customers are getting a slight break on their electric bills over the next 12 months.
Fri., Aug. 26, 2016, 10:19 a.m.
Avista Utilities is taking measures to prevent wildfires when the utility restores electricity after outages in rural areas, which could mean longer waits for customers.
Thu., Aug. 18, 2016, 10:29 a.m.
Thu., July 21, 2016, 4:24 p.m.
Avista Utilities reports that nearly 6,000 customers in south Spokane Valley are without power Thursday afternoon.
Tue., July 12, 2016, 6 p.m.
Avista Utilities will start installing 272 free charging systems in Washington customers’ homes and workplaces and in public areas this month. The two-year pilot program will help the utility gather …
Tue., Dec. 1, 2015, 10:15 p.m.
When an Avista old-timer retires and co-workers gather to say goodbye, the event that often highlights his or her career is the 1996 ice storm. Utility workers now have an …
Sun., Nov. 22, 2015, 6 a.m.
Avista Utilities still hopes to have most customers back on line by Monday, but as the work gets more time and labor intensive, CEO Scott Morris cautioned that it may …