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UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 4, 2011, 8:02 p.m.

Power restored in Spokane Valley

Avista is reporting about 1,800 people are without power near Spokane Valley.


Settlement reduces Avista rate increase

Avista Corp. announced a multiple-party settlement Friday that could cut the amount of its proposed electric and gas rate hikes for Washington customers. Meanwhile, the Spokane-based utility has reached an …


Avista economist sees the good amid the gloom

Randy Barcus, chief economist for Avista, is a repeat visitor in this Wise Words interview space. The reason? More than a year ago, Barcus, 64, predicted with uncanny accuracy what …


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.


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 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 …


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.