Avista & Hydro One agree to terminate merger agreement
Avista and Hydro One announced Wednesday that the companies have mutually agreed to terminate their merger agreement. Hydro One will be required to pay Avista a $103 million termination fee under the terms of the merger agreement. Click here for the full story.
WA DNR forced to cancel some fire fighting training as federal government shutdown continues
With both the Bureau of Land Management and the Forest Service currently impacted by the partial federal government shutdown, the Washington Department of Natural Resources is beginning to worry about what that means for the upcoming fire season. Click here for the full story from KXLY.
European Space Agency to start mining on the moon
The European Space Agency plans to start mining for water and oxygen on the moon by 2025. The agency announced Monday it has signed a 1-year contract with European aerospace company ArianeGroup to explore mining regolith, also known as lunar soil or moon dust. Click here for the full story from KXLY.
LOCAL PHOTO OF THE DAY
• JANUARY 25: Chewelah Story Time at Chewelah Public Library, 10:30 a.m.
• JANUARY 25: Chewelah Chamber of Commerce meeting, 7-8 a.m., Chewelah Casino
• JANUARY 25: Karaoke at the Chewelah American Legion, 7 p.m.
• JANUARY 25: Chewelah Tech Hour at Chewelah Public Library, 2 p.m.
JANUARY 25: Robotics at Colville Public Library
An opportunity to engage with robotics and learn about the technology involved at the Colville Public Library at 3:30 p.m.
• JANUARY 25: Karaoke at Brothers Bar in Springdale, 8 p.m.
• JANUARY 26: Karaoke at Dan and Jo’s, 9 p.m.
• JANUARY 28: Valley Neighborhood Watch Meeting at Valley Fire Training Center, 6:30 p.m.
• JANUARY 29: Chewelah American Legion Pool Tournaments, 7 p.m.
• JANUARY 29: Colville Chamber of Commerce luncheon with speaker Jan Van Hoven of the dog park, at Colville Eagles, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
JANUARY 29: Planned power outage near Northport
Avista is performing infrastructure upgrades to the substation serving Northport and the surrounding area. Approximately 1,195 customers will experience a disruption in service starting at 6:30 a.m. and ending at 7:00 a.m. on Jan. 29. Customers who will be impacted by the outage will be notified. No road closures are expected during the planned outage. Avista is continually updating equipment and infrastructure to increase the safety and reliability of their system. “We understand that being without power creates hardships and every effort will be made to restore power as quickly and safely as possible. Thank you for your patience and understanding,” said Cesar Godinez, Avista’s manager of operations for Coville. Avista customer service representatives have a variety of resources available to assist customers in need. Customers who have questions or concerns can contact Avista at (800) 227-9187 and reference the outage number 9468.