locally owned newspaper since 1986

Stevens County Times

9,700 Direct Mail Deliveries:

Effective Jan. 1, 2024, our new name will be Stevens County Times, as we have expanded our delivery area to serve all residents and businesses in Stevens County. A free paper will continue to reach every mailbox in Clayton (99110), Loon Lake & Deer Lake (99148), Springdale (99173), Valley (99181), Hunters (99137), Fruitland (99129), Ford (99013), Tum Tum (99034) and Nine Mile Falls (99026). In addition, over 2,000 complementary copies will be distributed to area businesses, libraries and newsstands throughout Stevens County, from Nine Mile Falls to Northport, from Rice and Hunters over to Chewelah – plus N. Spokane and Deer Park.  We invite you to use this great tool to expand your reach to over 12,000 potential customers in the region.

Broad range of content:

Each monthly edition features a broad range of local news and event information. Our reporters live in the community in which they report and highlight local businesses, non-profit organizations as well as county organizations to provide readers with timely and relevant news and stories. Every edition of the newspaper includes a local business directory; calendar of events; community resources; as well as school, church, fire & safety, health, county, business, and community news for the South Stevens and North Spokane counties.

Distribution Area:

In addition to paid subscribers in Washington and out of state, we offer a free newspaper to every mailbox in the following communities:

Nine Mile Falls / Suncrest (99026)

Tum Tum (99034)

Clayton (99110)

Loon Lake (99148)

Deer Lake (99148)

Springdale (99173)

Ford (99013)

Valley (99181)

Hunters (99137)

Fruitland (99129)

In addition, complementary newspapers are delivered to retail locations and newsstands in the following areas:


Kettle Falls







Loon Lake


Deer Park

North Spokane


Display ADs, Classified ADs, Articles, Columns and Obituaries are due by the 25th of the month prior to the publication in which they will be placed. For example, your display AD for the December edition is due by Nov. 25.


Display ADs: 5 p.m. on the 25th of each month

Classified ADs: 5 p.m. on the 25th of each month

Obituaries: 5 p.m. on the 25th of each month

Front Page Calendar: 5 p.m. on the day before each publication.


Publication Dates:

The Stevens County Times will be published on the first Tuesday of each month (except when it falls on a holiday or on the 1st of the month). Newspapers reach newsstands the day after publication (Wednesday) and mailboxes the following day (Thursday).

Publication dates for 2024:

Jan/Feb combined edition

January 10

March 6

April 10

May 8

June 5

July 10

August 7

September 4

October 9

November 6

December 4


Advertising Agreement

To place a new AD order or renew your current AD, please download and complete the AD Agreement below. Submit by mail to PO Box 12, Loon Lake, WA 99148 or by email to

2024 AD Agreement