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A 15-acre forest fire began emerging west of Loon Lake around 5:30 p.m. Wednesday in an area under Washington State Department of Natural Resources jurisdiction.
A line of cars zigzagged out from the Loon Lake Food Bank & Resource Center on Thursday morning as workers opened trunks to put boxes of much-needed food in waiting cars.
Brianna Arena, of Deer Park, was pronounced dead after her Toyota sedan crossed the centerline on U.S. Highway 395 and crashed into an oncoming Lexus SUV, according to the Washington State Patrol.
For Spokane couple Jim and Katy Byrnes, purchasing the Shore Acres Resort in Loon Lake is not only about providing travelers with a place to unplug and enjoy nature, it’s about preserving family history. The Byrneses have come full circle in acquiring the Shore Acres Resort in May for $1 million. Jim used to spend summers there as a child, and Katy’s grandparents honeymooned at the resort in 1946.
In an interview with detectives last year, Merlyn R. Schmelzer described how he raped the girl, a relative by marriage, at his cabin near Loon Lake and at a home in Cle Elum, Washington, according to court records.
A 1-year-old girl survived with only bumps and bruises after her car seat was ejected during a fatal crash near Loon Lake.
One person is dead and another is injured after three vehicles were involved in a collision near Loon Lake on Monday morning.
As the region enters the hottest, driest season, southern Stevens County has two new fire stations to help keep on top of danger.
Nobody was injured in a residential fire that destroyed multiple buildings in the Morgan Park neighborhood of Loon Lake on Sunday night, though two people were displaced after their home was consumed.
A fire destroyed one home and severely damaged another in the Morgan Park neighborhood of Loon Lake on Sunday night.
Loon Lake microdistillery expands for the second time in less than two years
A 31-year-old Loon Lake man is behind bars accused of assaulting with a machete a 70-year-old woman and holding her against her will after she refused to give him prescription pills. Kurtis R. Kenney faces potential charges of assault with a deadly weapon, unlawful detention and possession of a controlled substance in connection with the alleged attack on the woman, whom he called his grandmother.
Nighttime kokanee fishing has been good to excellent at Loon Lake for most of the summer. With the generous limit of 10, I’ve caught enough of these landlocked sockeye for several barbecues and I’ve even canned a few pints for kokanee sandwiches – which taste much like tuna sandwiches but without the mercury. I’ve been practicing catching kokanee at night for a long time, beginning in the early 80s when I lived at Loon.
Red Crass left behind a legacy of volunteerism in the outdoors, and he also left behind a lot of fishing gear. The Loon Lake resident, who died in 2009, was an avid fisherman and his gear has not found a new home. The Crass family hopes to rectify that with the Red Crass Memorial Fund Raiser on Saturday.
The horde of floating craft looked like a cross between “Waterworld” and a Macy’s parade. As they have for decades, boaters on Loon Lake decked out their watercraft in stars and stripes and topped the event off with a war of water balloons as they paraded along the docks on Independence Day. “I was raised on the lake,” Shelly Weiland, of Spokane, said Thursday. “This is our favorite holiday of the year.”
The horde of floating craft looked like a cross between “Waterworld” and a Macy’s parade. As they have for decades, boaters on Loon Lake decked out their watercraft in stars and stripes and topped the event off with a war of water balloons as they paraded along the docks on Independence Day.
Loon Lake property owners for the past 30 years have celebrated Independence Day by decorating boats, gathering in a group and parading the craft amidst all vacationers along the docks. Assaulting each other with water balloons up to water cannons, boaters compete for prizes for everything from the most patriotic to the most original boat decorations.
After failing once this year, some school districts will ask voters again to approve levies to support programs, staff and materials not covered by state funding. At Riverside School District, Superintendent Roberta Kramer said the district isn’t asking for as much this time around.
Authorities today released the name of a man suspected in a Loon Lake shooting that left one person in critical condition.