Latest Mountains News

Laundrie family hopes for answers after remains found

Oct. 22, 2021 10:25 AM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Family members were hoping for more answers from law enforcement regarding the cause of death for Brian Laundrie, who was a person of interest in the death of girlfriend Gabby Petito while the couple was on a cross-country road trip, an attorney said Friday. ...

Oregon kills 3 more wolves for attacking cattle

Oct. 20, 2021 21:14 PM EDT

BAKER CITY, Ore. (AP) — Employees from the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife shot and killed three more wolves from the Lookout Mountain pack on Wednesday, officials said. Two 6-month-olds and one yearling were shot from a helicopter in eastern Oregon, The Baker...

Grand Teton joins Yellowstone in breaking tourism records

Oct. 20, 2021 19:04 PM EDT

MOOSE, Wyo. (AP) — Just nine months into 2021, Wyoming's Grand Teton National Park already has had its busiest year on record. The park joins nearby Yellowstone in setting visitation records this year. Grand Teton had almost 3.5 million recreation...

Colorado Gov announces new state park in western mountains

Oct. 20, 2021 17:24 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — A private ranch with ponds, springs and rare wetland plants in Colorado's western mountains will be part of a new state park, Gov. Jared Polis announced Wednesday. Joined by state and federal parks officials, Polis announced the 488-acre ranch near...

Food, trash raiding grizzly caught, killed in Grand Teton

Oct. 20, 2021 15:48 PM EDT

MOOSE, Wyo. (AP) — Wildlife managers intentionally killed a grizzly bear in Grand Teton National Park they said had become a safety risk after it got used to getting food from humans. Last fall, the grizzly got food at a home south of the park. This fall, the bear got...

Editorial Roundup: Tennessee

Oct. 20, 2021 13:36 PM EDT

Kingsport Times News. Oct. 17, 2021. Editorial: Bays Mountain readies for next 50 years The amphitheater at Bays Mountain Park does not impress, but next year that’s going to change. Built when the park opened 50 years ago, the amphitheater has...

Grand Teton rangers resume use of body video cameras

Oct. 19, 2021 18:42 PM EDT

MOOSE, Wyo. (AP) — Rangers in northwestern Wyoming's Grand Teton National Park have resumed using body-worn video cameras after a three-year hiatus. Grand Teton rangers stopped using the cameras in 2018 amid problems with aging equipment and being able to store data,...

Project aims to preserve an Arizona tribe's cultural history

Oct. 18, 2021 10:46 AM EDT

MOHAVE VALLEY, Ariz. (AP) — Hidden away in Christmas Tree Pass near the Arizona-Nevada border, more than 700 petroglyphs can be found at Grapevine Canyon. The petroglyphs, which were carved into the canyon rocks sometime between 1100 and 1900 AD, are a reminder that...

Fire crews make big gains against Southern California blaze

Oct. 17, 2021 17:27 PM EDT

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — Fire crews made significant progress overnight against a wildfire burning for nearly a week in Southern California coastal mountains, officials said Sunday. More than 1,600 firefighters were battling the blaze in the Santa Ynez Mountains...

US agency releases report aimed at Alaska aviation safety

Oct. 15, 2021 14:39 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A federal report aimed at improving aviation safety in Alaska recommends improvements in providing weather information to pilots and continued work to update maps with information on mountain passes, among other steps. The Federal Aviation...