- Survivor of Yarnell Hill Fire releases book Updated: May-03-16 4:35 pm
PRESCOTT, Arizona - The only member of an elite firefighting unit to survive a June 2013 wildfire in Arizona has written a personal account of the tragedy.
- Feds: Pilot's inability to fly in clouds caused crash Updated: May-03-16 3:00 pm
SEATTLE - The crash of a small airplane into Washington's Cascade Mountains last July that killed the pilot and his wife and sent their teenage stepdaughter on a harrowing survival trek was caused by the pilot's decision to fly during bad weather despite knowing that he was not trained to fly in the clouds, federal investigators say.
- Anonymous Livingston artist creates with river rocks Updated: May-03-16 1:20 pm
LIVINGSTON, Montana - A notion exists that humanity cannot improve on nature - a sense that the aesthetic splendor the good, green Earth has already created cannot be groomed past what we already see. But one inspired artist, who happens to call Livingston her home, shatters that basic assertion.
- Local photographer's Mt. Rainier shot to be on stamp Updated: May-03-16 12:16 pm
PITTSBURGH - The night sky at Mount Rainier National Park in Washington is often photogenic: wide and dark and full of bright stars. Add to that firmament the Northern Lights and a guy with the time to get it right and you have the makings of a photograph worthy of a postage stamp.
- Wildfires sweep through mountain forests in north India Updated: May-02-16 11:06 am
LUCKNOW, India - Massive wildfires that have killed at least seven people in recent weeks were burning through pine forests in the mountains of northern India on Monday, including parts of two tiger reserves.
- Fraction of Central American migrant kids land in Rockies Updated: May-02-16 10:46 am
DENVER - A fraction of the thousands of children who've fled poverty and violence in Central America alone in recent years are now scattered across Colorado, Wyoming and Montana living with relatives and other sponsors.
- Great Smoky Mountains National Park 2015 benefits released Updated: May-02-16 4:08 am
GATLINBURG, Tennessee - The National Park Service says Great Smoky Mountains National Park provided nearly $874 million in economic benefit to communities near the park last year and supported more than 13,000 jobs in the area.
- Baby girl killed when Porsche falls down mountain road Updated: May-01-16 11:34 pm
PALM DESERT, California - Authorities say a 5-month-old girl was killed after being thrown off a Porsche as it fell 200 feet down the side of a mountain road in Palm Desert.
- No commemorative postage stamp for Grand Teton National park Updated: May-01-16 8:24 pm
JACKSON, Wyoming - The last in a series of stamps commemorating national parks has been selected, and Grand Teton National Park didn't make the cut.
- Bodies of elite climber, cameraman found in melting glacier Updated: May-01-16 2:18 pm
LOS ANGELES - The bodies of a renowned mountain climber and expedition cameraman who were buried in a Himalayan avalanche 16 years ago have been found.
- Georgia man drowns near Great Smoky Mountains waterfall Updated: Apr-29-16 1:08 pm
MARYVILLE, Tennessee - Authorities say a 59-year-old Georgia man drowned after slipping into the water near a waterfall in Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
- State hoping rain will aid fighting brush fire in Poconos Updated: Apr-29-16 8:11 am
MOUNTAINHOME, Pennsylvania - A brush fire is still burning in the Pocono Mountains of eastern Pennsylvania, but state conservation officials hope rains forecast will help crews put out the fire this weekend.
- Famous paleontologist celebrated at Museum of the Rockies Updated: Apr-29-16 1:20 am
BOZEMAN, Montana - A $3 million endowment has been set up at the Museum of the Rockies in honor of renowned paleontologist Jack Horner, who is retiring after 34 years as the museum's curator of paleontology.
- Grizzly bears in Grand Teton Park attract onlookers Updated: Apr-28-16 4:39 pm
JACKSON, Wyoming - Newly emerged from their winter dens, grizzly bears are wandering out in the open in Grand Teton National Park, drawing crowds of wildlife watchers, photographers and others seeking a glimpse - from a safe distance.
- Mena community college OKs University of Arkansas merger Updated: Apr-28-16 10:53 am
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - The board for Rich Mountain Community College has unanimously approved a merger with the University of Arkansas System.
- On trek to Everest, a chance to push boundaries, find peace Updated: Apr-27-16 7:53 am
EVEREST BASE CAMP, Nepal - We reach Everest Base Camp on a sunny but chilly afternoon, after an eight-day trek that stretched our physical and mental limits.
- Correction: Alaska-Bear Mauling story Updated: Apr-26-16 4:08 pm
JUNEAU, Alaska - In stories April 20 and earlier about the mauling of a University of Alaska Southeast outdoors professor leading students in a mountaineering class, The Associated Press reported erroneously a student had to hike to a different area to get cell reception to call for help. Alaska State Troopers now say the student was seeking a satellite signal not cellphone reception.
- Boone police release names of victims in small plane crash Updated: Apr-26-16 7:37 am
BOONE, North Carolina - Boone police have released the names of the people in a plane that crashed on a golf course in the North Carolina mountains.
- Modest 2.5 magnitude earthquake hits N. Carolina mountains Updated: Apr-25-16 7:04 pm
WEAVERVILLE, North Carolina - Residents of a North Carolina mountain community are learning the sound of thunder accompanied by strange vibrations they felt was actually a minor earthquake.
- Ranchers, conservationists work together in eastern Colorado Updated: Apr-25-16 3:44 pm
KARVAL, Colorado - Karval, a town too small for a gas station, is preparing for its annual Mountain Plover Festival this week. That has ranchers and conservationists reflecting on a partnership that saved a buff-colored bird nearly designated endangered, and that spurred tourism on the Colorado plains.
- Bear in the 'burbs: Cub sent packing after romp near homes Updated: Apr-25-16 1:39 pm
DUARTE, California - A bear cub seen rooting through garbage cans and wandering in a suburban Los Angeles County foothill community was captured and released back into the wild.
- Body of missing hiker found on Deer Mountain Updated: Apr-25-16 6:01 am
KETCHIKAN, Alaska - Rescue crews have found the body of a missing Ketchikan man who disappeared during a hike on Deer Mountain in southeast Alaska last year.
- State conservation officers rescue cold, injured hikers Updated: Apr-25-16 12:44 am
NEW HAMPTON, New Hampshire - New Hampshire conservation officers and volunteers have rescued two hikers who spent a cold night on a mountain trail and two others who suffered injuries.
- Boone police search for missing 19-year-old man Updated: Apr-24-16 4:30 pm
BOONE, North Carolina - A helicopter has been used in the search for a 19-year-old college student who went missing from a North Carolina mountain town several days ago.
- Forest ranger documents Adirondack plane crash sites Updated: Apr-24-16 12:01 pm
ELIZABETHTOWN, New York - Hidden among the rugged mountains, spruce thickets and mossy bogs of New York's 6-million-acre Adirondack Park lie the remnants of dozens of planes that have met their doom over the decades.