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UPDATED: Wed., May 29, 2019, 5:37 p.m.

Spokane Everest veterans reflect on spate of recent deaths

Like any elite athlete, when Jim States was at the height of his climbing career, he practiced incessantly. That’s part of the reason why States, who now lives in Shelton, …


Still roped together: More than 700 show up at packed Jess Roskelley memorial

From Joyce Roskelley’s deck Mount Spokane is visible in the distance, slashes of lingering snow running like vertical veins.


UPDATED: Mon., April 29, 2019, 11:19 a.m.

Climbers mourn Roskelley’s death, raise money for his family

A downtown Spokane event to support local climbing routes turned into an evening of remembrances Sunday as attendees raised money to support the family of Spokane climber Jess Roskelley, who …


UPDATED: Fri., April 19, 2019, 5:35 p.m.

Parents of missing Austrian alpinist climbing with Roskelley say he ‘lived his dream’

The parents of celebrated Austrian climber David Lama said Friday that he had “lived his dream,” as hopes for him and two other top climbers missing in the Canadian Rockies …


UPDATED: Thu., April 18, 2019, 9:56 p.m.

Spokane climber Jess Roskelley missing and presumed killed by avalanche in Canadian Rockies; David Lama, Hansjorg Auer also presumed dead

Spokane climber Jess Roskelley, 36, was attempting to climb a difficult route over the past two weeks on Howse Peak in Banff National Park with Austrian climbers David Lama and …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 27, 2019, 9:50 p.m.

Lawsuit challenges state law expanding Spokane County Commission from three to five members

The lawsuit was filed Tuesday in Spokane County Superior Court. Plaintiffs include the county as well as Commissioner Al French, former Commissioner John Roskelley and the Washington State Association of …


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 12, 2018, 9:01 a.m.

Spokane mountaineer John Roskelley honored with membership in American Alpine Club alongside Alex Honnold, Margo Hayes and Sally Jewell

Spokane mountaineer, and former county commissioner, John Roskelley received another prestigious climbing award, Thursday.


County officials balance budget with property taxes former commissioner says should be devoted to roads

For the third year in a row, Spokane County officials are balancing the budget by diverting money that a former commissioner says should be spent on road improvements.


Spokane County Commissioners revise public meeting rules for ‘administrative’ topics

Spokane County Commissioners gave themselves the option this week to move public hearings they believe won’t be well-attended to afternoons. A revision to county laws approved unanimously by the three …


Groups petition for higher summer flows in Spokane River

State officials must do more to protect summer flows in the Spokane River, which will face increased challenges from climate change and population growth in years to come, environmental groups …


Conservationists ask Spokane-area water users to conserve, protect river

As a drought measure, John Osborn has cut his daily shower to two minutes. He’s installed low-flush toilets in his home and replaced his lawn with low-water landscaping.


Out & About: Annapurna a reality for Jess Roskelley

OUTCLIMB – Jess Roskelley of Spokane departed for Nepal this week with climbing partner Benjamin Erdmann and a film crew to attempt an ascent of the world’s 10th-highest peak. Roskelley, …


Spokane County Commissioner fined $100 for past campaign violation

The Washington Public Disclosure Commission laid to rest a three-year-old election spat involving Todd Mielke on Thursday, fining the Spokane County commissioner $100 for authorizing a public employee to campaign. …


Environmental groups ask for review of Mount Spokane decision

OLYMPIA – Environmental groups are asking Thurston County Superior Court to overturn a state agency’s decision allowing the Mount Spokane ski area to expand into areas with old-growth forest. The …


County CEO announces retirement, Mielke a possible candidate for job

Spokane County CEO Marshall Farnell plans to retire this year after more than 40 years working in county government. County Commission Todd Mielke is a possible candidate to replace him.


New Roskelley guidebook reveals charms of Columbia River

Internationally recognized mountaineer John Roskelley of Spokane came down to sea level for his latest adventure, compiling 1,200 miles of sea kayaking on the mighty Columbia into a guidebook for …


Landers: Senior climbers help make history

Two Spokane Mountaineers have lofty senior status for their role in taking a couple of upstart climbers under their wings 50 years ago and launching them toward the top of …


Roskelley to receive lifetime award

John Roskelley of Spokane, one of the world’s premier mountaineers in the 1960s, ’70s and ‘80s, will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Piolet d’Or in Chamonix, France, in …


Roskelley to receive lifetime award

John Roskelley of Spokane, one of the world’s premier mountaineers in the 1960s, ’70s and ‘80s, will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Piolet d’Or in Chamonix, France, in …


Republicans Mielke, O’Quinn lead commission races

Republicans are poised to retain control of the Spokane County Board of Commissioners as two races on Tuesday’s ballot were leaning toward the GOP candidates in initial returns. Republican Commissioner …


Roskelley seeks county seat

John Roskelley – international mountaineer, author and environmentalist – wants to return to the job he held for nearly a decade as Spokane County Commissioner. Roskelley, a Democrat, held the …


Judge declares Roskelley can run

Former Spokane County Commissioner John Roskelley on Thursday beat back a challenge to his candidacy to reclaim his old office. Visiting Superior Court Judge Allen C. Nielson ruled that Roskelley, …


Roskelley will get his name on ballot

Spokane County Commission hopeful John Roskelley’s name will be on the ballot. A Republican-backed challenge of the Democrat’s voter registration was dismissed on Wednesday, clearing the way for Roskelley’s name …


UPDATED: Wed., June 6, 2012, 5:31 p.m.

Challenge against candidate Roskelley dismissed

A challenge of the legality of Democrat John Roskelley’s voter registration was dismissed on Wednesday, opening the way for him to appear on the primary election ballot in a District …


Doug Clark: Roskelley’s candidacy is all downhill from here

Welcome to Clark Knows It All. I will now provide answers to the pressing problems that nag at us like a stage mother at a recital.


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 …


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 …


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 …


Spokane GOP challenges Roskelley candidacy

Spokane County Republicans challenge Roskelley’s “residence.” He says it’s just politics.


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 …