- Dominion outlines new national forest route for pipeline Updated: Feb-12-16 12:52 pm
RICHMOND, Virginia - Energy companies behind the Atlantic Coast Pipeline have carved a new proposed route through parts of West Virginia and Virginia in response to federal concerns about the national gas pipeline's initial path through sensitive national forest areas.
- Obama moves to protect 1.8 million acres of Calif. desert Updated: Feb-12-16 12:49 pm
LOS ANGELES - President Barack Obama granted national monument status Friday to nearly 1.8 million acres of scenic Southern California desert, a move the White House says will maintain in perpetuity the region's fragile ecosystem and natural resources, as well as provide recreational opportunities for hikers, campers, hunters and others.
- North Carolina elk hunting approved for mountains Updated: Feb-12-16 7:22 am
RALEIGH, North Carolina - Fifteen years after elk made their return to western North Carolina, the once overhunted animals will now be targeted for hunting in the state again.
- Eagle Mountain to protect, display ancient petroglyph art Updated: Feb-12-16 2:05 am
PROVO, Utah - The small lichen-riddled boulders dot a Cedar Valley site, crumbling and splitting from age. Depending on the light, you can see the faded drawings on some of the rocks made by the natives so many millennia ago.
- Alternate sites considered for embattled giant telescope Updated: Feb-11-16 9:04 pm
HONOLULU - A group building one of the world's largest telescopes wants to start construction no later than April 2018- even if that means it will have to build the telescope somewhere other than Hawaii.
- Woman stabbed to death on Ute Mountain Ute reservation Updated: Feb-11-16 9:02 pm
CORTEZ, Colorado - An investigation is underway after a 20-year-old woman was stabbed to death at a home on the Ute Mountain Ute reservation in southwestern Colorado.
- Group questions Peabody Energy's coal mine self-bonding Updated: Feb-11-16 6:59 pm
CHEYENNE, Wyoming - An environmental group is formally questioning Peabody Energy's ability to fully bond its coal mines in Wyoming and elsewhere in the Rocky Mountain region, saying the St. Louis-based company has insufficient funding to qualify for self-bonding.
- Veteran newsman Joe Danborn named AP's Rockies news editor Updated: Feb-11-16 1:36 pm
DENVER - Joe Danborn, a veteran editor for the Associated Press, has been named Rockies news editor for the cooperative.
- Grand Teton plans to demolition, restore old park buildings Updated: Feb-11-16 1:52 am
JACKSON, Wyoming - A plan to renovate or demolish a number of historic Grand Teton National Park buildings is drawing pushback from residents.
- Owner of Echo Mountain Resort seeks bankruptcy protection Updated: Feb-09-16 12:54 am
DENVER - The owner of Echo Mountain Resort has filed for bankruptcy, citing nearly $1.5 million in debt.
- Good Washington snowpack raises hopes of calmer fire season Updated: Feb-08-16 5:51 pm
SPOKANE, Washington - Mountain snowpack came in above normal in Washington state, raising hopes the normally soggy state will not repeat last year's drought conditions that helped fuel the worst wildfire season in its history, a federal agency said Monday.
- 2016 Ride the Rockies to go from Carbondale to Fort Collins Updated: Feb-08-16 10:46 am
DENVER - The 2016 Ride the Rockies route will take cyclists 403 miles from Carbondale to Fort Collins.
- Colorado's battle over tax limits could shape future growth Updated: Feb-08-16 10:32 am
DENVER - By 2030, Colorado's population will grow from 5 million to 7 million people, thanks in part to a strong and diverse economy, the state's famed Rocky Mountain quality of life, and its constitutionally-mandated low taxes.
- Skier killed in accident at Los Angeles County mountain Updated: Feb-08-16 9:55 am
LOS ANGELES - Authorities say a 61-year-old man was killed in a weekend skiing accident on a Los Angeles County mountain.
- Where Tetons grow, continents once collided Updated: Feb-07-16 1:08 pm
JACKSON, Wyoming - Stepping back to when the Earth was just half as old as it is today, the tectonic plates that Jackson Hole now rests upon were located in a place that nobody yet knows.
- Chopper Rescue: Helicopters bring hiker off NC mountain Updated: Feb-07-16 11:36 am
ALTAMONT, North Carolina - A hiker who fell in the North Carolina mountains is safe after it took more than five hours and two helicopters to get him to a hospital in Asheville.
- Groups file suit to keep goats out of La Sal Mountains Updated: Feb-07-16 10:46 am
SALT LAKE CITY - Plant protection groups are suing the U.S. Forest Service, saying mountain goats released in the La Sal Mountains in southeast Utah are damaging rare species of plants.
- Officials: Pine beetle epidemic slowing, but not yet over Updated: Feb-07-16 10:38 am
CUSTER, South Dakota - State and federal officials say the mountain pine beetle epidemic is slowing but still continuing in the Black Hills.
- Jim Bridger: The man, the myth, the legend Updated: Feb-06-16 1:26 pm
BOZEMAN, Montana - For a 19th century mountain man, Jim Bridger has been getting a lot of attention these days.
- Professional snowboarder commits to living outside the box Updated: Feb-06-16 2:05 am
KALISPELL, Montana - After gaining recognition as Snowboarder Magazine's 2016 Big Mountain Rider of the Year, Jason Robinson celebrated the capstone in his career by settling into plush new digs - an aluminum box.
- Avalanche in Grand Teton National Park injures man Updated: Feb-05-16 12:05 pm
JACKSON, Wyoming - A Jackson resident has been injured after a wind slab avalanche in Grand Teton National Park partially buried him.
- Court upholds South Dakota vehicular homicide conviction Updated: Feb-04-16 5:26 pm
SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota - The South Dakota Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the conviction of a Lake Andes man who was drunk when he drove into two federal wildlife researchers, killing them.
- Colorado ski resort to get mini golf, mountain coaster Updated: Feb-04-16 11:21 am
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colorado - A ski resort in northern Colorado will welcome a new lift, mini golf course and mountain coaster this year.
- Video shows only known US jaguar roaming Arizona mountains Updated: Feb-03-16 11:58 pm
TUCSON, Arizona - The only known wild jaguar in the United States is seen roaming around a creek and other parts of a mountain range in southern Arizona in the first publicly released video of the giant cat.
- Red Mountain Pass back open after over 2 feet of snow Updated: Feb-03-16 10:22 am
DENVER - Red Mountain Pass in southwestern Colorado is back open after getting over 2 feet of snow from the storm that started over the weekend.