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License includes new measures to protect and enhance resources SPOKANE, Wash., June 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Avista (NYSE: AVA) reached an important milestone today with the issuance of a new 50-year operating license from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) for the five hydroelectric developments that make up its Spokane River Project, (FERC Project No.
By Anonymous Regulators announced that cities in northern Idaho have been discharging too much treated sewage into the Spokane River, after it was discovered the Environmental Protection Agency made an error in calculating how much of the phosphorous-laden material could be released into the waterway.
By Becky Kramer, The Spokesman-Review, Spokane, Wash. Jul. 24--Here's how to catch a crawdad. Lean over the water so your shadow falls across it, cutting the glare from the sun. Look for flashes of orange. When you spot a crawdad, grasp it firmly behind the pinchers.
By Becky Kramer, The Spokesman-Review, Spokane, Wash. Jul. 21--Armed with a clipboard and "How to Skin a Fish" handouts, Sean Hackett approached a woman and her baby daughter as they played on a sandy beach at Peoples Park.
By Erica F. Curless, The Spokesman-Review, Spokane, Wash. Jul. 15--North Idaho residents with questions about the controversial process of sorting out who owns what water rights are invited to a series of town hall meetings next week.
By Becky Kramer, The Spokesman-Review, Spokane, Wash. Jul. 9--Avista Corp. should do more to protect the Spokane River in return for harnessing its water for hydropower generation, two environmental groups say.
By Jonathan Brunt, The Spokesman-Review, Spokane, Wash. Jul. 6--Spokane likes green lawns. And to keep them that way, the average Spokane County resident uses twice the amount of water as the average person statewide.
By Doug Clark, The Spokesman-Review, Spokane, Wash. Dec. 31--Greetings and salivations, my gleeful monkeys. Today, we salute the area's most memorable dubious achievers of 2006 with the 20th running of the Budnick Awards.
- A volcanic mudflow.