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Book Notes: Mix of Johnsons set to appear at Auntie’s

It’s a June of Johnsons at Auntie’s Bookstore. Father and son Larry and Nathan Johnson will sign copies of their book, “Montana Waterfalls: A Guide for Sighters, Hikers and Waterfall Enthusiasts,” from 1-3 p.m. on June 9 on the store’s main floor. Meanwhile, upstairs in the mezzanine, mother and daughter Cinda Johnson and Linea Johnson will present their memoir, “Perfect Chaos: A Daughter’s Journey to Survive Bipolar, a Mother’s Struggle to Save Her,” at 2 p.m.

Residency challenge set for hearing

A hearing is set for Wednesday on a lawsuit challenging the residency of Spokane County Commission candidate John Roskelley. Roskelley, a Democrat, is seeking to return to his old commission seat by defeating incumbent Republican Commissioner Todd Mielke in District 1.

GOP hopes to oust Roskelley from ballot

The Spokane County Republican Party plans to go to court today to try knocking Democrat John Roskelley off the primary ballot. The county GOP filed a challenge to Roskelley’s current voter registration Friday, and asked Auditor Vicky Dalton to remove his name from the ballot for the District 1 commissioner race, where he’s the sole challenger to incumbent Republican Commissioner Todd Mielke. But an auditor has no authority to strike a name from the ballot, Dalton said, and the party must convince a Superior Court judge to do that.

Bill to ease county vacation of roads dies

A bill to change the way county governments can vacate roads has died after residents living in the Moran Prairie area objected to the measure. Controversy over the bill dates back to the Spokane County commissioners’ disputed vacation of Ben Burr Road at 57th Avenue to make room for a shopping center.

Mielke testimony in Olympia favored land-use appeal fee

Spokane County Commissioner Todd Mielke testified earlier this month in favor of a bill that would charge a $400 fee to citizens who appeal local land-use decisions to the state’s Growth Management Hearings Board. Mielke, a Republican, said he isn’t necessarily in favor of the fee but wants to stop appeals by people who are not directly affected by land-use changes under the state’s Growth Management Act.

Roskelley running against Mielke

Former Spokane County Commissioner John Roskelley said Thursday he’s ready to take his old job back. Roskelley, a Democrat, announced this week that he is running for county commissioner in District 1, which covers the North Side of Spokane and northern parts of the county.

Roskelley duo chills out on icy waterfall climb

Spokane climbers John and Jess Roskelley shared some quality time in a room with an incredible view last weekend during their visit to Alberta’s Columbia Icefields. The only price the father-son team paid was enduring the night at minus 10 degrees without sleeping bags huddled in a tiny snow cave on a vertical ice cliff.

Peak of desire

Only as an afterthought did John and Jess Roskelley talk about the corpses in their route through the Death Zone of Mount Everest. On May 30, their first morning back in Spokane and 10 days after standing on top of the world's highest peak, the father-son team woke to other concerns in a strange land they call home.

Roskelleys reach top of Everest

Standing on top of the world's tallest mountain early today, 20-year-old Jess Roskelley became the youngest American to make it to the summit of Mount Everest.

Makalu: climb for the ages

Time does not forget great moments in history, even if the present can sometimes be oblivious. After initially being shunned by the American mountaineering community, the 1980 Spokane-to-Makalu Expedition has recently been recognized by the American Alpine Club as one of the world's 10 most significant climbs of the 20th century.

Play’s Not Only Thing

For my 15-year-old grandson, Jess, Sunday was a day of upsides and downsides. It also was a day of up hills and down hills, some of them nearly perpendicular. It was to be a day of hunting, but it turned out to be just as much a day of tutoring as a day of hunting.