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UPDATED: Thu., April 18, 2019, 7:48 p.m.

Indiana sewer project unearths trove of mastodon bones

Workers installing sewer lines across a southern Indiana farm unearthed the fossilized bones of a mastodon that likely stood about 9 feet tall.


UPDATED: Fri., April 5, 2019, 8:03 p.m.

Sagging sewer pipes plague stormwater project in Peaceful Valley, could lead to road closures

It’s unclear to the city and the construction firm behind the work why pipes are sagging beneath the streets of the historic neighborhood, but it’s likely crews will need to …


UPDATED: Thu., March 29, 2018, 2:20 p.m.

Spokane considers burning sewer sludge after outcry over fertilizer use

A study expected to be finished by the end of the year will explore the possibility of incinerating the solid material left over at the city’s waste water treatment plant …


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 1, 2017, 10:38 p.m.

Mayor David Condon unveils stormwater exhibit during children’s storytime

While the tots’ attention was focused on the magnetic toy and Ribby the Redband trout, the city is moving toward the finish line on its massive stormwater tank project that …


Idaho court ruling could force Pocatello to refund millions

The city of Pocatello could be forced to pay back millions of dollars in excess fees following a recent Idaho Supreme Court ruling.


UPDATED: Sun., July 30, 2017, 7:07 p.m.

Utility rate increase of 2.9 percent through 2020 gets hearing before Spokane City Council on Monday

The increase would cost the average Spokane household an extra $3.47 per month in service charges for water, sewer and garbage collection. It would continue an annual rate increase tied …


Melting snow will stress Spokane’s in-progress stormwater system

With rain and temperatures in the 40s forecasted next week, the amount of melting snow will likely cause sewer overflows into the Spokane River. But the city is pushing forward …


Portland’s typical water, sewer bill set to top $100 a month

Beginning July 1, Portland utility customers will pay upwards of $100 a month for water, sewer and stormwater services – surpassing an arbitrary yet significant milestone.


Sewer lines of contention

Sacheen Lake is a popular fishing and vacation spot in the summer. But longtime resident Perry Pearman says its beauty shines brightest in the quiet winter months. “It ices over, …


Low-interest loans offered to fix failing septic systems

When James Matulis bought his first home on Spokane’s North Side a few years ago, he had no idea of the problem brewing in his backyard. “There weren’t any red-flag …


Millwood looks at 2015 budget

The city of Millwood’s budget for 2015 features an excess in all funds for the second consecutive year. The City Council has also voted to raise property taxes by the …


Idaho taking over water pollution permitting from feds

BOISE – Despite Idaho’s vaunted distaste for the federal government, it’s one of just four states where getting a permit for dumping pollutants into waterways requires dealing with the federal …


Spokane Valley looks at adding sewer

The city of Spokane Valley is crunching numbers to see if it’s possible to add sewer to a large swath of vacant industrial land between Flora Road and Barker Road …


Sewer workers look for owner of found wedding ring

KUNA, Idaho — Sewage workers in southwestern Idaho are hoping to reunite a diamond wedding ring with its owner.


Bridge, sewer work wrapped up

Spokane Valley residents are breathing a sigh of relief that sewer construction has ended for the season and the Appleway Bridge is complete after being closed for 18 months, but …


Utility rate hikes on agenda

Of all the proposals to raise utility rates this year in Spokane, it’s the smallest one that may have the smallest chance of approval. The Spokane City Council on Monday …


Road projects set to begin

The construction season has begun, and while Spokane Valley is dotted with projects, they should be less disruptive than the large projects of last year. Several neighborhoods will see streets …


Spokane Valley Council sets procedure to fill Dempsey’s seat

People interested in becoming the next Spokane Valley City Council member can now submit their applications for the position after the council unanimously approved on Tuesday the procedure to fill …


County delays decision on sewer rates

Spokane County will wait at least two more weeks to decide how much to raise sewer rates. After a lightly attended public hearing Tuesday night, county commissioners gave the public …


Larkin surprised by jail plan

Post Falls Mayor Clay Larkin said he was blindsided by a county proposal to build a jail next to a planned new garbage transfer station just outside the city limits. …


Silverwood seeks sewage treatment plant

Before Silverwood Theme Park can expand and perhaps build a hotel, it needs a sewage treatment facility. The popular rollercoaster and water park near Athol along U.S. Highway 95 is …


Moran Growth Causing Drainage Problems ‘We’re Like The Sewer For Moran Prairie,’ Nearby Resident Says

When their battle started, S. Cynthia Olson and her husband stockpiled sump pumps and dug two ditches beneath their south Spokane home. The water started as a trickle in their …