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Eastern Sierra's Mammoth ski season won't make it to August

Jul. 16, 2019 2:43 PM EDT

MAMMOTH LAKES, Calif. (AP) — The Mammoth Mountain resort in the Eastern Sierra had hoped a winter of epic snowfall would allow skiing into August, but instead will end its season this month. The resort says weather has been heating up and the remaining snow is melting fast. The last day for skiing and...

Ski resorts not just for winter anymore

Jul. 3, 2019 5:51 PM EDT

Ski resorts are not just for winter anymore. In an effort to expand revenue opportunities in shortening ski seasons, mountain resorts have started offering more activities for the warmer months. Ski resorts have always drawn people to the mountain for summer hiking, biking and horseback riding. Now you can ride a...

Regulators: Michigan energy supply ample, improvement needed

Jul. 1, 2019 4:05 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Regulators say Michigan's energy supply and delivery systems are adequate to meet demand, but improvements should be made after extreme winter weather led to electric and natural gas emergencies. The state Public Service Commission on Monday submitted an initial 247-page energy...

Rocky Mountain National Park's Trail Ridge Road back open

Jun. 25, 2019 3:52 PM EDT

ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK, Colo. (AP) — The high-elevation road through Colorado's Rocky Mountain National Park is back open after a rare summer blizzard left ice and deep snowdrifts. Trail Ridge Road opened Tuesday after plows were able to clear drifts up to 8 feet (2.4 meters) deep. The popular...

Plows try to reopen Colorado mountain road after summer snow

Jun. 24, 2019 8:42 PM EDT

ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK, Colo. (AP) — A high-elevation road that traverses the Rocky Mountains in northern Colorado is closed after a rare summer blizzard left ice and deep snowdrifts. Plows encountered drifts up to 8 feet (2.4 meters) deep on Trail Ridge Road in Rocky Mountain National Park Monday....

Glacier's premier road opens after late-season snow

Jun. 23, 2019 11:26 AM EDT

KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) — Glacier National Park's Going-to-the-Sun Road has opened for the season after delays caused by snowfall. The National Weather Service advised motorists on the 50-mile (80-kilometer) road Sunday to drive carefully due to fog. The Daily Inter Lake reports travelers on the...

Start-of-summer snow closes high-elevation Rockies roads

Jun. 22, 2019 12:24 PM EDT

KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) — Snowfall is delaying the annual opening of a road through Montana's Glacier National Park. High-elevation snowfall also closed the Beartooth Highway south of Red Lodge into Wyoming and Trail Ridge Road in Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado on Saturday. Springtime plowing of...

The Latest: Snow temporarily closes road to Yellowstone

Jun. 21, 2019 1:58 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The Latest on snow in the Rockies on the first day of summer (all times local): Noon A snowstorm has temporarily shut down a popular mountain roadway leading to Yellowstone National Park. Beartooth Pass has been closed at the Montana-Wyoming state line since Thursday night. The winding...

Summer snow temporarily shuts popular Rocky Mountain roadway

Jun. 21, 2019 12:32 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A snowstorm has temporarily shut down a popular mountain roadway leading to Yellowstone National Park as well as the scenic road through Rocky Mountain National Park on the first day of summer. Beartooth Pass has been closed at the Montana-Wyoming state line since Thursday night. The...

Over 37,000 cattle lost during brutal 2018 winter in Montana

Jun. 16, 2019 4:17 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Federal data shows that Montana ranchers lost more than 37,000 cattle last winter when heavy snow piled up and lingered. The Billings Gazette reported Sunday that the federal Livestock Indemnity Program paid out $11.1 million for the loss of 37,352 cattle in Montana in 2018. The U.S....