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Kalispel Tribe launches electric utility to serve Northern Quest complex in Airway Heights

The Kalispel Tribe of Indians has created its own electric utility to serve its expanding casino-hotel complex in Airway Heights.


UPDATED: Tue., June 27, 2017, 3:38 p.m.

Hundreds in the Inland Northwest without power after Monday evening thunderstorm

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.


Power companies bring in helicopters to clear snow

Two local power companies took the unusual step Saturday of renting helicopters to fly directly over their power lines to blow off accumulated snow.


Power outages, road issues plague some in Inland Northwest on Christmas

Thousands of customers remain without power Friday morning as utilities work through the holiday to restore electricity in areas with heavy snow on lines. State Route 206 to Mount Spokane …


Avista estimates some customers won’t have power restored until mid-week

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 …


Community solar project to pay off

Solar energy intrigued Landy Comstock, but he wasn’t ready to fork out $30,000 to install solar panels on the roof of his home in Valleyford. Instead, he bought into a …


Avista sees range of job openings over next five to 10 years

When Josh Burnside got laid off from a sawmill job, he used retraining money to attend electrical lineworker school. Now, the 30-year-old is a journeyman lineworker, teaching others the trade …


Touch a Truck whets youngsters’ imagination

The Spokane Community College parking lot was heaven Saturday for any kid who loves trucks – big trucks, little trucks, any truck at all. Alicia Hauff brought her 6-year-old son, …


A wonderland of trucks and a police motorcycle, too

The Spokane Community College parking lot During an annual Junior League fundraiser was heaven Saturday for any kid who loves trucks – big trucks, little trucks, any truck at all.


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 4, 2014, 10:25 a.m.

Crews working to restore power, fight fires from Saturday’s storm

More than 10,000 customers remain without power around the area after a powerful windstorm struck the region Saturday night. Firefighters are also working to control a trio of blazes sparked …


Mobile home park residents still feeling storm’s clout

It’s been a week of living without power, having to boil water and, for some, worrying about looters, sleeping at an emergency shelter and salvaging what’s left from shattered homes …


Wind brings hint of what’s ahead

A powerful burst of wind, possibly in excess of 80 mph, knocked down a string of Avista transmission poles near Potlatch, Idaho, at the height of Tuesday morning’s storm that …


BPA shrinks hike request

The Bonneville Power Administration is tempering its request for higher electric rates next year. BPA officials had considered asking for a 12 to 20 percent rate hike, but opted instead …


Largest in U.S., Pacific Northwest smart grid gets funding

RICHLAND, Wash. – The check has arrived to pay for the main work phase on the largest and most comprehensive project in the nation to demonstrate how the electric grid …


Wind knocks out power for 4,000

High wind knocked out power to more than 4,000 homes tonight as a storm moved through the Inland Northwest.