Latest Mountains News

Vermonters may harvest a Christmas tree from national forest

Dec. 03, 2021 13:44 PM EST

RUTLAND, Vt. (AP) — The public is again invited to cut down a Christmas tree from Vermont's Green Mountain National Forest. A required $5 permit can be purchased online or at Green Mountain National Forest offices in Manchester and Rochester. This...

Escaped campfire blamed for Pilot Mountain blaze

Dec. 02, 2021 19:08 PM EST

PILOT MOUNTAIN, N.C. (AP) — A wildfire at Pilot Mountain State Park has burned 1,100 acres (445 hectares) and was about 80% contained Thursday, according to the North Carolina Forest Service. Though the humidity is low and winds are gusty, officials said the fire is...

Phoenix council OKs settlement over woman's rescue ordeal

Dec. 02, 2021 18:34 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — The Phoenix City Council has approved a settlement of up to $450,000 for a woman whose rescue basket spun uncontrollably while she was being airlifted off a mountain hiking area. City firefighters said at the time that the basket got caught in a downwind...

Q&A: Korean star Gianna Jun on acting goals and aging well

Dec. 02, 2021 00:21 AM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Despite being one of the most well-known faces in Asia, acting never gets easier for South Korean superstar Gianna Jun. “I feel like I climbed the mountain 1,000 times,” she said about filming her latest series, “Jirisan.” ...

Editorial Roundup: North Carolina

Dec. 01, 2021 13:31 PM EST

Charlotte Observer. Nov. 29, 2021. Editorial: How North Carolina can prepare for the COVID omicron variant There’s yet another coronavirus variant out there that could pose a new threat. The World Health Organization has...

Wildfire continues to burn at a North Carolina state park

Nov. 30, 2021 19:44 PM EST

PILOT MOUNTAIN, N.C. (AP) — A wildfire at North Carolina's Pilot Mountain State Park had grown to more than 1,000 acres (400 hectares) by Tuesday afternoon, twice its size of a day earlier, authoritiess said. Officials said the blaze, which has burned more than 1,050...

Busy Wyoming airport serving parks to close for runway work

Nov. 30, 2021 16:46 PM EST

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming's busiest airport will close for more than two months next year during a $42 million runway reconstruction project. Jackson Hole Airport in the southern end of Grand Teton is the only major U.S. commercial airport surrounded by a national...

2 Southern California ski areas to open despite dry fall

Nov. 30, 2021 16:43 PM EST

BIG BEAR LAKE, Calif. (AP) — Two Southern California ski areas will open this week despite dry fall weather. Big Bear Mountain Resorts announced that Friday will be opening day for the general public at Bear Mountain and Snow Summit. Season pass holders will get an...

Fire at Pilot Mountain State Park burns hundreds of acres

Nov. 29, 2021 18:51 PM EST

PILOT MOUNTAIN, N.C. (AP) — Fire crews in North Carolina are working to control a fire in Pilot Mountain State Park that has already burned hundreds of acres. Meanwhile the N.C. Forest Service announced Monday a ban on all open burning and has canceled all burning...

Name of ski mountain will no longer include derogatory term

Nov. 29, 2021 13:47 PM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A ski mountain is set to remove a derogatory term for Native American women from its name — two decades after state law eliminated the slur from names of communities and public landmarks. The leader of a group of investors that's buying Big...