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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 …

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 …

Roskelley wants his old job back

Former Spokane County Commissioner John Roskelley said he’s ready to take his old job back.

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …