Latest Mountains News

Rare California trout species returns to native habitat

Sep. 18, 2019 1:06 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — For the first time in nearly a century, a rare California trout species will swim in a mountain creek that is its native habitat, marking a major milestone that conservationists hope will lead to a thriving population and removal of its threatened status. About 30 Paiute cutthroat trout...

Colorado towns take action to preserve mobile home parks

Sep. 17, 2019 3:15 PM EDT

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Jeff Morehead's cat slips through the small, square door carved into his wooden fence, a gateway from Morehead's mobile home lot to a serene landscape of blooming flowers and shade trees. On the other side of the wall is the Yampa River Botanic Park, a public garden that...

Oregon bans trapping of rare, cat-like Humboldt marten

Sep. 16, 2019 4:18 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A cat-like creature in Oregon's coastal forests that's so rare it was once thought to be extinct can no longer be hunted, trapped or collected as roadkill under new rules that could go into effect as soon as next week, officials said Monday. The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission...

Mobile home dwellers left behind after 2013 Colorado floods

Sep. 15, 2019 1:24 PM EDT

GREELEY, Colorado (AP) — When the flood waters in 2013 subsided, tens of thousands of evacuees along Colorado's Front Range returned to see what happened to their homes. One of them was Amanda Anderson. "All of it was just mud," Anderson said. "It was so dark in there because of the mud. It was like...

Yak on ride to butcher shop escapes to Virginia mountains

Sep. 13, 2019 11:56 AM EDT

LOVINGSTON, Va. (AP) — Authorities in Virginia say a yak on its way to the butcher's shop escaped to the nearby mountains avoiding animal control officers and treats trying to lure it back into a trailer. The News & Advance reports the yak named Meteor was on its last ride Tuesday from Buckingham,...

Maryland highway agency removes 'Negro Mountain' road signs

Sep. 9, 2019 12:54 PM EDT

CUMBERLAND, Md. (AP) — Maryland's Highway Administration has removed several road signs for "Negro Mountain" over concerns about racial insensitivity in the name. Agency spokeswoman Lora Rakowski confirmed to news outlets Sunday that four signs along Interstate 68 and U.S. Alternate Route 40 were removed...

Ex-SC Gov. Sanford adds name to GOP long shots against Trump

Sep. 9, 2019 5:14 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Mark Sanford, the former South Carolina governor and congressman, joined the Republican race against President Donald Trump on Sunday, aiming to put his Appalachian trail travails behind him for good as he pursues an admittedly remote path to the presidency. "I am here to tell you now...

German men die climbing Austrian Alps at ages 50, 50 and 60

Sep. 7, 2019 2:17 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Three German men have died in separate accidents while hiking in the Austrian Alps, authorities said Saturday. A 60-year-old man who fell while roped to two other climbers near Nassereith in western Austria died Friday, Austria's APA news agency reported. The man, the three-man team's lead...

Norway mountain finally crumbles, no injuries or damages

Sep. 6, 2019 4:10 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The 50-meter (164-feet) tall summit of southern Norway's Veslemannen mountain has crumbled and triggered a long-anticipated landslide that caused no injuries or damage. Lars Harald Blikra of Norway's Water Resources and Energy Directorate told Norwegian broadcaster NRK "it's...

Norway reports landslide risk on southern mountain

Sep. 5, 2019 6:06 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A mountain range in southern Norway is in serious danger of landslides after overnight rain and snowfall, Norwegian authorities said Thursday. Norway's Water Resources and Energy Directorate announced its assessment Thursday about the Mannen mountains, 350 kilometers (215 miles)...