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Kootenai Electric gets $6 million grant to bury power lines

Kootenai Electric Cooperative will receive a $6 million federal grant to bury power lines in an effort to reduce power outages from powerful storms.


Crash involving teens caused power outage near Hayden

A large area near Hayden, Idaho, was still experiencing a power outage Wednesday morning after an SUV toppled a power pole Tuesday night.


Wire thefts are risky, costly and persistent

Thieves are creeping down country roads at night cutting copper wire from power poles to sell on the scrap market, leaving hazards for line crews, headaches for utility managers and …


Utilities battle over renewable energy credits

Methane gas that long has formed deep within the rotting garbage at Kootenai County’s Fighting Creek Landfill is going to a new use these days: It’s generating enough electricity to …


Thunderstorm winds shear Kootenai power poles

Outflow winds from a line of thunderstorms sheared off power poles in Kootenai County on Sunday evening.


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 …


Kootenai Electric lines hit by Avista crews

An Avista Utilities crew working near a construction site in Coeur d’Alene Tuesday dug into a Kootenai Electric Cooperative power line, causing a brief outage.


Utility to mine landfill for fuel

For the first time in its 72-year history, the largest electric cooperative in Idaho is planning to generate its own renewable energy. Hayden-based Kootenai Electric Cooperative will do so through …


Kootenai Electric will mine landfill for power

For the first time in its 72-year history, the largest electric cooperative in Idaho is planning to generate its own renewable energy.


Kootenai Electric planning rate hike

Kootenai Electric Cooperative members will pay almost 12 percent more for power starting next month, unless they can persuade the utility’s directors to modify their plans at a Sept. 29 …