Latest Mountains News

Burke Mountain attorney appeals determined value of resort

Aug. 9, 2020 2:52 PM EDT

BURKE, Vt. (AP) — An attorney for the Burke Mountain ski resort is appealing a decision to uphold the market value of the resort at $18.7 million. William Roger Prescott, an attorney with Downs Rachlin Martin, wrote to town officials recently contesting the ruling by the the town assessor, the Caledonian...

Idaho church removes glass window of Confederate general

Aug. 8, 2020 12:46 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Boise’s Cathedral of the Rockies and regional church leaders officially “deconsecrated” and removed a stained glass window of a Confederate general during a service Friday. The Idaho Statesman reports the Cathedral of the Rockies, also known as the Boise First...

Grand Teton seeks goat cull help after canceled air shoot

Aug. 7, 2020 1:58 PM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Grand Teton National Park is seeking volunteers to shoot nonnative mountain goats this fall after calling off a helicopter goat shoot amid criticism from Wyoming’s governor last winter. The new effort to eradicate the goats, deemed a threat to native bighorn sheep by...

Hiking family of 6 helped along Mount Washington trail

Aug. 6, 2020 10:01 AM EDT

PINKHAM NOTCH, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire Fish and Game conservation officers have come to the aid of a family of six who lost their way along a Mount Washington trail. The family had been hiking the Jewell Trail but became disoriented due to fatigue and darkness and did not know exactly where they were on...

New director sought for initiative to improve Appalachia

Aug. 6, 2020 4:10 AM EDT

PIKEVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A nonprofit organization that aims to improve the future of eastern Kentucky is seeking a new executive director, officials said. Shaping Our Appalachian Region Inc. is launching a statewide search for its next leader, a statement from the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce said. The...

Body found in Mount Rainier National Park

Aug. 4, 2020 2:32 PM EDT

ASHFORD, Wash. (AP) — A body found in Mount Rainier National Park is believed to be a hiker who went missing in June, park officials said. KOMO reports the man’s body was found Monday in an off-trail drainage near Paradise, and is believed to be that of Talal Sabbagh. The 27-year-old had planned to...

New response team to help victims of Wyoming grizzly attacks

Aug. 4, 2020 1:59 PM EDT

A new animal attack response team will rescue people attacked by grizzly bears in the northwestern Wyoming backcountry. The Teton County Sheriff's Office, Teton County Search and Rescue, Wyoming Game and Fish Department and Grand Teton National Park are behind the effort. Grizzly attacks in Wyoming often involve...

Troopers: Kodiak man reports being mauled by bear

Aug. 3, 2020 6:50 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A 71-year-old Kodiak man said he was mauled by a bear while running on a mountain trail over the weekend, Alaska State Troopers said. The troopers, in an online post, said the man, identified as Donald Zimmerman, contacted local police around 11:35 a.m. Sunday. He was met by...

Body of climber who died on Mount Jefferson recovered

Aug. 3, 2020 8:43 AM EDT

BEND, Ore. (AP) — The body of a Kennewick, Washington, climber who died in a fall from Mount Jefferson in central Oregon has been recovered. The Tri-City Herald reports David Freepons, 68, was climbing July 25 with a group at the mountain that is about 50 miles from Bend, Ore., when he slipped on a...

Topless women mark nature hikes with 'empowering' photos

Aug. 2, 2020 10:10 AM EDT

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Lauren Robison had been waiting for the right moment. In awe of the views near the end of a hike through Black Canyon in Gunnison, she thought, “Yup, this is the one.” It helped, too, that no one else was around. Robison planted her feet among some wildflowers....