Latest Mountains News

Population increase for endangered red squirrels in Arizona

Dec. 02, 2022 12:15 PM EST

SAFFORD, Ariz. (AP) — The latest survey shows another increase in the population of the endangered Mount Graham red squirrel in the Pinaleno Mountains of southeastern Arizona, according to authorities. State Game and Fish Department officials said Thursday that the annual survey...

Lagoon dries up as drought grips Peru's southern Andes

Dec. 02, 2022 08:38 AM EST

CCONCHACCOTA, Peru (AP) — From her home under the baking sun of Peru's southern Andes, Vilma Huamaní can see the small Cconchaccota lagoon, the axis of her community’s life. It has been a source of trout, fun for children eager to swim, beauty as flamingos flew from over the mountains and...

Biden: Nevada site sacred to tribes to be national monument

Nov. 30, 2022 17:28 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — President Joe Biden told a gathering of tribal leaders in Washington on Wednesday that he intends to designate an area considered sacred by area Native Americans in southern Nevada as a new national monument. “When it comes to Spirit Mountain and the surrounding...

Montana judge restores state wolf hunting regulations

Nov. 29, 2022 19:53 PM EST

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A judge on Tuesday lifted a temporary restraining order that limited wolf hunting and trapping in the state, saying there is nothing to suggest rules now in place will make wolf populations unsustainable in the short term. District Judge Christopher Abbott also...

Asian faiths try to save swastika symbol corrupted by Hitler

Nov. 27, 2022 09:13 AM EST

Sheetal Deo was shocked when she got a letter from her Queens apartment building’s co-op board calling her Diwali decoration “offensive” and demanding she take it down. “My decoration said ‘Happy Diwali’ and had a swastika on it,” said Deo, a physician, who was...

Biden at 80: A 'respecter of fate' mulls 2nd White House bid

Nov. 22, 2022 19:58 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — People in their 80s lead countries, create majestic art and perform feats of endurance. One entered the record books for scaling Mount Everest. It's soon time for Joe Biden, 80 on Sunday, to decide whether he has one more mountain to climb — the one to a second term as...

Tree removal to close some lanes near Smoky Mountains park

Nov. 21, 2022 04:14 AM EST

GATLINBURG, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee motorists traveling on the Spur between Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge may encounter delays for a few days starting later this month. Great Smoky Mountains National Park officials said tree removal crews will temporarily close lanes along the Spur,...

Appalachian Bear Rescue wins Land Rover, $25K

Nov. 20, 2022 12:19 PM EST

TOWNSEND, Tenn. (AP) — Appalachian Bear Rescue has one more valuable tool in its toolkit and extra cash in its pockets to help care for injured and orphaned black bear cubs, as the winner of a Defender Service Award from Land Rover. The nonprofit in Townsend got the good news...

Panel OKs name change of Colorado mountain tied to massacre

Nov. 18, 2022 01:08 AM EST

DENVER (AP) — A Colorado state panel recommended Thursday that Mount Evans, a prominent peak near Denver, be renamed Mount Blue Sky at the request of the Cheyenne and Arapaho tribes. The Colorado Geographic Naming Advisory Board voted unanimously for the change. Colorado Gov....

Cumberland Gap park superintendent heads to New River Gorge

Nov. 17, 2022 04:08 AM EST

GLEN JEAN, W.Va. (AP) — The superintendent of Cumberland Gap National Historical Park has been named to the same post at New River Gorge National Park and Preserve in West Virginia. Charles Sellars will also manage Gauley River National Recreation Area and Bluestone National Scenic...