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UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 23, 2019, 6:13 p.m.

Annual rate adjustment would raise natural gas rates 5% for Avista customers in Idaho

Avista Corp. has requested an annual rate adjustment in Idaho, which if approved by the Idaho Public Utilities Commission, would increase natural gas revenues by $3.3 million.


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 22, 2019, 8:51 p.m.

Annual adjustment would raise gas, electric rates for Avista’s Washington customers

The Spokane-based utility has filed requests with the Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission for rate adjustments based on lower levels of customer usage in 2018 related to a warmer than …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 22, 2019, 9:01 p.m.

Crowd pushes back against Avista proposal for new park and road closure

Avista’s plan to permanently close a section of Upriver Drive to build a park met with stiff headwinds Wednesday evening, as most speakers at a meeting of more than 100 …


Editorial: Avista gives Spokane an exciting vision for Upriver Park

Avista Corp. has


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 13, 2019, 5:47 p.m.

Avista restores power Tuesday for thousands who lost it in Coeur d’Alene, Spokane Valley

Avista restored power Tuesday to thousands of customers in Spokane Valley and Coeur d’Alene who experienced outages Monday and Tuesday.


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 12, 2019, 8:01 p.m.

12,000 left without power in Coeur d’Alene

Power outages spread across Coeur d’Alene Monday night leaving approximately 12,000 without power.


Avista second-quarter earnings remain consistent

Avista Corp. held steady in its second-quarter earnings report Wednesday, with income of $25.3 million, or 38 cents per share.


UPDATED: Wed., July 31, 2019, 5:17 p.m.

Avista requests Idaho rate adjustments that would lead to slight decrease in electric bills

If both rate adjustments are approved, the average residential electric customers in Idaho will see their monthly bills decrease from $82.57 to $82.12 – or about 45 cents a month


UPDATED: Thu., July 25, 2019, 8:16 a.m.

Fire, power crews struggle to catch up to aftermath of Tuesday night storms

The day after a major lightning storm moved through Eastern Washington and North Idaho, igniting more than 20 fires erupted in Spokane County and contributing to some 500 power outages …


UPDATED: Tue., July 23, 2019, 8:25 p.m.

More than 5,300 South Hill homes without electricity Tuesday evening

Power outages on the South Hill left more than 5,300 homes without electricity Tuesday evening.


UPDATED: Mon., July 1, 2019, 5:55 p.m.

Avista seeks regulator approval for Idaho rate increases

Avista Corp. has finalized its request to Idaho regulators seeking an increase in rates for its residential electric and natural gas customers.


Then and Now: Spokane Flour Mill

From the early milling business boom, only the Spokane Flour Mill still stands. It almost didn’t get going.


Then and Now: Velox Naval Supply Depot

The Velox Naval Supply Depot got its name from a famous racehorse in the 1890s, Harry Velox. Now the 530-acre property, near Sullivan Road and Trent Avenue, is a business …


UPDATED: Tue., June 11, 2019, 6:20 p.m.

Operator: Two units of Montana coal plant to close this year

The company that operates a coal-fired power plant in eastern Montana said Tuesday it will close two of the plant’s four units about 30 months ahead of schedule because of …


UPDATED: Mon., June 10, 2019, 7:46 p.m.

Avista seeks electric rate increase for Idaho customers

If approved by the IPUC, a typical household in Idaho using an average of 898 kilowatt hours per month could expect to see its bill increase $2.89 per month, or …


UPDATED: Thu., May 30, 2019, 9:50 p.m.

Lightning strikes two homes near Post Falls during heavy storm Thursday; area near Colville sees power outage from wind

Lightning struck two houses near Post Falls during a brief but heavy thunderstorm Thursday evening. The houses saw light damage and no one was hurt.


Avista advises property owners, boaters of fluctuating water levels over holiday weekend

Avista is advising shoreline property owners and boaters that water levels in the Spokane River above Post Falls Dam and Lake Coeur d’Alene will fluctuate because of predicted rain over …


Shawn Vestal: Avista, whatever that means, should rename itself something meaningful. How about Washington Water Power?

What if – upon the occasion of Scott Morris’ retirement as head honcho – Avista decided to return to the name that is a part of city skyline? The name …


UPDATED: Mon., May 13, 2019, 9:42 p.m.

Scott Morris, Avista chairman and CEO, announces retirement

Avista Corp. Chairman and CEO Scott Morris has informed the Spokane-based utility’s board of directors that he will retire from the company effective March 1.


The Dirt: Work on fire-damaged parking garage near Sacred hospital slated to start in fall

Demolition and reconstruction work will begin six months after a parking garage near Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center was severely damaged by a fire, according to permits issued by the …


UPDATED: Fri., May 10, 2019, 4:47 p.m.

Avista plans $1 million parking lot for Catalyst Building

A million-dollar parking lot will be built on East Sprague Avenue, part of Avista Corp.’s work at the south landing of the University District Gateway Bridge, according to city permits.


UPDATED: Thu., May 2, 2019, 7:55 p.m.

Abandoned sale bolsters Avista first-quarter earnings

The abandoned sale of Avista Corp. to a Canadian utility buoyed the local energy company’s first-quarter earnings, which reached $115.8 million, according to the corporate report filed Thursday with the …


UPDATED: Tue., April 30, 2019, 8:36 p.m.

Avista seeks Washington regulatory approval for rate increases over two years

Avista Corp. filed a request Tuesday with Washington regulators to raise electric and natural gas rates over the next two years.


UPDATED: Mon., April 29, 2019, 7:03 a.m.

Then and Now: The Monroe Street Dam

Washington Water Power’s first major power project, which began producing power in 1890, was located at the lower falls near Monroe Street. An 18-foot dam of rocks and timbers pooled …


Avista says it will produce completely clean electricity by 2045

Avista Corp. has announced plans to produce 100% clean electricity by 2045.


100 years ago in Spokane: Washington Water Power says it will buy bankrupt downtown steam plant; chewing gum craze arrives

The Washington Water Power Co, announced that it was ready to purchase the property of the bankrupt Spokane Heat, Light and Power Co. – which we know today as the …


$6.5 million in telecommunications work to move Catalyst project forward

More permits have been issued for work related to Avista Corp.’s Catalyst project at the south landing of the University District’s pedestrian bridge, according to city data.


UPDATED: Wed., March 20, 2019, 6:58 a.m.

Washington Supreme Court weighs greenhouse gas rules

The Washington Supreme Court hears arguments on greenhouse gas emissions rules adopted by the state Department of Ecology.


Avista chairman Scott Morris sells $771,000 worth of company stock

Scott Morris sold $771,000 worth of Avista stock this week, but he still retains a $9 million ownership stake in the Spokane-based utility.


Avista starts $165 million smart-meter rollout in Spokane

Avista begins a $165 million smart-meter rollout in Spokane on Friday. More than 400,000 electric and natural gas customers in Washington will receive the smart meters over the next 20 …