Latest Mountains News

Famed American ski mountaineer missing in Nepal mountain

Sep. 27, 2022 04:17 AM EDT

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Nepalese rescuers in a helicopter were searching Tuesday for a famed U.S. ski climber a day after she fell off near the peak of the world’s eighth-highest mountain. Also Monday, an avalanche at a lower elevation on Mount Manaslu swept several climbers,...

Nevada wants feds to declare mothballed nuke dump plan dead

Sep. 21, 2022 18:12 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — After a decade in limbo, Nevada is pressing U.S. nuclear regulators to finally kill a mothballed proposal to entomb the nation’s most radioactive waste beneath a windswept volcanic ridge north of Las Vegas. “The time has come to put this long-dormant and...

Governor: Mountain Parkway expansion coming to Magoffin Co.

Sep. 20, 2022 04:01 AM EDT

PRESTONSBURG, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear visited eastern Kentucky to highlight plans to expand the Mountain Parkway. The planned four-lane expansion in Magoffin County would stretch 13 miles from US 460 in Salyersville to Kentucky Highway 404 in Prestonsburg. The...

Scientists track how huckleberries fare in changing climate

Sep. 17, 2022 11:02 AM EDT

LEWISTON, Idaho (AP) — Huckleberries are highly sought after, but the coveted mountain fruit was difficult to find across much of northern Idaho and eastern Washington this year. Pickers were able to locate some productive plants and patches, but they frequently encountered healthy...

Missing woman found dead after Southern California mudslides

Sep. 16, 2022 20:59 PM EDT

YUCAIPA, Calif. (AP) — A woman who disappeared when a downpour in a recently burned area unleashed mudslides that tore through her Southern California mountain community was found dead under mud, rocks and other debris, authorities said Friday. Thunderstorms late Monday triggered...

Weekend weather concerns Northern California firefighters

Sep. 16, 2022 13:45 PM EDT

FORESTHILL, Calif. (AP) — A weekend weather system could hamper firefighters' efforts in Northern California to battle the week-old blaze that’s become the largest in the state so far this year. The system is forecasted to bring colder temperatures and precipitation — from 1/4...

California wildfire 'looking a whole heck of a lot better'

Sep. 15, 2022 23:19 PM EDT

FORESTHILL, Calif. (AP) — Firefighters again prevented flames from entering a Northern California mountain town and reported major progress Thursday against the week-old blaze that's become the largest in the state so far this year. Conditions at the Mosquito Fire about 110 miles...

Pastor-led group seeks missing migrants in border desert

Sep. 15, 2022 11:14 AM EDT

IRONWOOD FOREST NATIONAL MONUMENT, Arizona (AP) — After strapping on knee-high snake guards and bowing his head to invoke God’s protection, Óscar Andrade marched off into a remote desert at dawn on a recent Sunday to look for a Honduran migrant. His family said he had gone missing in late July...

'It's crushing': California cleans up mudslide damage

Sep. 14, 2022 22:47 PM EDT

OAK GLEN, Calif. (AP) — Rescuers searched Wednesday for a person missing in a mudslide that swept boulders down fire-scarred slopes and damaged or destroyed 30 homes in the Southern California mountains as firefighters in the northern part of the state tried to contain an explosive week-old...

Prominent Native Hawaiians named to Mauna Kea authority

Sep. 14, 2022 22:19 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Gov. David Ige on Monday appointed several people, including some prominent Native Hawaiian activists, to a new board charged with managing Mauna Kea summit lands underneath some of the world's most advanced astronomical observatories. Two of the eight appointees...