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UPDATED: Mon., July 8, 2019

Woman, 29, killed in head-on crash near Loon Lake

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 …


Family connections help couple take the plunge in the resort business at Loon Lake

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 …


UPDATED: Tue., April 2, 2019

Loon Lake man, 77, awaits sentencing for raping girl in three Washington counties

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 …


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 14, 2018

1-year-old survives fatal crash after being ejected in car seat

A 1-year-old girl survived with only bumps and bruises after her car seat was ejected during a fatal crash near Loon Lake.


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 10, 2018

Chewelah woman dies in crash near Loon Lake; three others injured

One person is dead and another is injured after three vehicles were involved in a collision near Loon Lake on Monday morning.


Stevens County Fire District 1 says two new stations are reducing response times

As the region enters the hottest, driest season, southern Stevens County has two new fire stations to help keep on top of danger.


UPDATED: Mon., April 17, 2017

No serious injuries in Loon Lake residential fire that damages multiple buildings

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 …


Loon Lake home destroyed in fire Sunday night

A fire destroyed one home and severely damaged another in the Morgan Park neighborhood of Loon Lake on Sunday night.


2 Loons Distillery: Keeping up with demand

Loon Lake microdistillery expands for the second time in less than two years


Woman, 70, allegedly assaulted, held captive

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 …


Adventures await with night fishing for kokanee

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 …


In brief: Red Crass Memorial Fund Raiser on Saturday

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 …


Floating Fourth

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 …


Loon Lake celebrates Fourth with boat parade

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 …


Family is grateful for help after life-changing accident

On Aug. 14, a fun-filled day at Loon Lake ended in near tragedy for the Santos family. As Angelo Santos; his wife, Alyssa; and children Isabella, Zachary, Annalia, and Nikko, …


For generations, people have flocked to lakes to celebrate the Fourth

Francis N. LaVell of Spokane dressed up for his lake excursions in the early decades of the 20th century, as his family photographs show. He fished in vest and tie …


Man shot by deputy denies being armed

A suspected thief shot multiple times by a Stevens County sheriff’s deputy disputed law enforcement reports Sunday that he was armed with a pistol even though authorities say they recovered …


Flames damage Loon Lake daycare

Fire destroyed two rooms at the Loon Lake Childrens Center over the weekend, and other rooms were damaged by smoke and water, said Lt. Russell Armstrong, who is investigating the …


Accident slows highway at Loon Lake

A one-vehicle collision at U.S. Highway 395 at Loon Lake is partially blocking the highway more than an hour after the injury crash occurred, state troopers reported.