Deer disease not found in hundreds of dead UP deer
IRON MOUNTAIN, Mich. (AP) — Experts say they’ve found no new cases of chronic wasting disease in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula after testing hundreds of dead deer during the hunting season.
Judge dismisses lawsuit to block Montana forest project
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit seeking to block a tree-thinning project in the Elkhorn Mountains near Helena.
U.S. District Judge Dana Christensen on Monday rejected arguments by Native Ecosystems Council and Montana Ecosystem Defense Council that the project ...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Back-to-back California storms blanket the Sierra Nevada in snow, more than twice the snowpack level compared to this time last year, with winter still nearly two weeks away.
At the same time last year, the Sierra snowpack was 47 percent of average, the
NEW HOPE, Ala. (AP) — Residents of a small community in the northern Alabama mountains are hoping to get fresh drinking water.
Al.com reports that Bishop Mountain is one ...
Head-on bus crash in Bolivia’s highlands leaves 17 dead
LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Two buses have crashed head-on on a highway in Bolivia’s highlands, leaving at least 17 people dead and 10 injured.
Police say passengers were trapped in the wreckage of the buses, which collided Saturday in Bolivia’s Andes Mountains near the town Achacachi, about 50 ...
DENVER (AP) — The father of a Nevada man missing in Rocky Mountain National Park says park officials haven’t done enough to find him.
KMGH-TV reported Friday that Benjamin Tice says the park should have asked for more help from the military to search for 20-year-old Micah Tice. He was last ...
Green Mountain Club debuts digital download trail maps
KILLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — The Green Mountain Club says it is now offering digital trail maps that people can purchase, download and view on a mobile phone.
GMC’s Operations and Publications Coordinator Matt Krebs showed off the new technology on a trail near Killington. He
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia’s attorney general and its Department of Environmental Quality have filed a lawsuit against the Mountain Valley Pipeline for what they call repeated environmental violations.
Attorney General Mark Herring’s office said in a statement Friday that the lawsuit ...
HONOLULU (AP) — Opponents of a giant telescope planned for Hawaii’s tallest mountain have vowed to keep fighting even after the legal battle over the $1.4 billion project appears to have ended.
Dozens of University of Hawaii faculty, staff and students rallied at the Honolulu campus ...
BELCOURT, N.D. (AP) — The Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa is getting a $15 million grant from the federal Transportation Department for a major road project.
North Dakota’s congressional delegation says the money will pay to rebuild about 9 miles of the Jack Rabbit Road, which runs ...
ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK, Colo. (AP) — Rocky Mountain National Park has suspended the search for a 20-year-old man missing for 10 days in wintry weather on the park’s highest peak.
Officials said Tuesday they have few clues to the whereabouts of Micah Tice of Las Vegas, a student at ...
Grand Teton plan would trap or kill goats to help bighorns
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Spotting a mountain goat perched high on a cliff might thrill many of the millions of tourists who visit Grand Teton National Park every year, but park officials say it might be time for the agile, bearded animals to go.
Park officials announced Tuesday they’re taking ...
Stranded man rescued after setting fire on mountain
SEVIERVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee official says a man stranded for three days on a mountain after crashing an all-terrain vehicle has been rescued after setting a fire to draw rescuers to his location.
Walden Creek Fire Chief Tim Baker told news outlets that crews responded Monday ...
ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK, Colo. (AP) — Searchers haven’t been able to find an Air Force Academy’s preparatory school student missing in Rocky Mountain National Park for over a week.
Crews from several search and rescue teams searched the Longs Peak area for Micah Tice of Las Vegas ...
ATLANTA (AP) — Researchers are donning wetsuits and wading into north Georgia streams to conduct an underwater search for giant salamanders known as hellbenders.
The effort is part of a survey designed to get a sense of the state of the hellbender in the north Georgia ...
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DENVER (AP) — Warmer and drier conditions brought about by climate change could imperil a wildflower once common in the Colorado high country.
Scientists spent 25 years tracking the northern rock jasmine, a wildflower with delicate white petals. The species also is known as fairy ...
Storms heighten avalanche risks across Rocky Mountains
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Forecasters have issued warnings of potential avalanches across the Rocky Mountains as early winter snows and ongoing storms bring on the risk of fatal accidents.
Dangerous conditions were highlighted by officials on Saturday across much of Colorado, in northwest ...
High court rules against Hopi Tribe in snowmaking challenge
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The Hopi Tribe has lost a legal battle against snowmaking on a northern Arizona mountain where tribal members made frequent pilgrimages to gather plants and water for ceremonial use long before a ski resort existed.
The Arizona Supreme Court ruled Thursday the ...
ASPEN, Colo. (AP) — The U.S. Forest Service has authorized Aspen Skiing Co.’s proposal to develop an additional 0.3 square miles (0.8 square kilometers) of skiing terrain on Aspen Mountain.
The Aspen Times
Unbothered by deadly fungus, salamanders draw researchers
LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) — Scientists are trying to find out why some salamander species in the Blue Ridge Mountains are largely resistant to a fungus that’s been killing off amphibians in other parts of the world.
Liberty University said in a news release Monday that its researchers are ...
Mountain lion believed killed in Southern California fire
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Officials say a mountain lion tracked by researchers likely died in a wildfire that tore through Southern California communities and wilderness areas.
The Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area tweeted Monday that there’s been no signal from the GPS collar on ...
4 men missing after causing crash on mountain pass
SNOQUALMIE PASS, Wash. (AP) — Four men are on the run after allegedly triggering a crash near Snoqualmie Pass, west of Seattle.
KOMO-TV reports that Washington State ...
Early snow, cold bode well for New England ski season
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Early season snow and cold temperatures are helping New England ski resorts open early, carving out a blizzard of a start to the 2018-2019 season.
Many hitting the slopes are finding great November conditions across Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine.
The early ...
EAGLE, Colo. (AP) — Lt. Col. Anthony Somogyi, of the Colorado Army National Guard, hadn’t even flown a mission yet when he uncovered his dream assignment — the High Altitude Aviation Training Site at the Eagle County Regional Airport.
The age-old winning combination of hard work and good ...
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Park City open now open for winter skiers and snowboarders
PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — Park City Mountain ski resort says it is now open for the winter season.
Lifts began operating Wednesday morning at the resort’s Park City Mountain Village and the Canyons Village. The ski resort describes itself as the largest in the United States.
Park City ...
IDYLLWILD, Calif. (AP) — The Southern California town of Idyllwild has unveiled a mural honoring firefighters who saved mountain communities from a raging wildfire last summer.
The Press-Enterprise reports the
LINDSIDE, W.Va. (AP) — Authorities have arrested a protester who strapped himself to construction equipment at a Mountain Valley Pipeline site in West Virginia.
News outlets report state police haven’t released details about the Monday arrest at the Lindside site. The man was strapped that ...
Telescope foes ask Hawaii high court to reconsider ruling
HONOLULU (AP) — Opponents of a giant telescope planned for Hawaii’s tallest mountain are asking the state Supreme Court to reconsider a recent ruling upholding the project’s construction permit.
They filed a motion Monday saying the court should adopt the opinion of a dissenting justice. ...
More Colorado ski resorts opening for holiday weekend
DENVER (AP) — More Colorado ski resorts are opening in time for the holiday weekend thanks to early snow and good snowmaking conditions.
Steamboat Resort will open Wednesday with up to 60 acres of terrain, the most on opening day since 2014. The opening day festivities will include a snow ...
Groups: Nevada’s old mine sites could help meet energy goal
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A think tank and an advocacy group say Nevada could adapt old mines and former industrial sites to meet an aggressive clean energy benchmark that voters have endorsed with a statewide initiative.
Wildfire-charred movie ranch to be rebuilt over 2 years
AGOURA HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Standing amid the charred foundations and burned-out movie sets of Paramount Ranch, officials from the National Park Service said Friday that they plan to rebuild and reopen the site that holds decades of movie history and still hosts a steady stream of Hollywood ...
State-owned ski centers open for season this weekend
NORTH CREEK, N.Y. (AP) — New York’s state-owned ski centers are opening for the winter.
Belleayre Mountain Ski Resort in the Catskills is opening Saturday along with Gore Mountain and Whiteface Mountain in the Adirondacks.
The three resorts run by the Olympic Regional Development ...
Pipeline protest charges dismissed against tree sitters
ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — Charges have been dropped against a mother and daughter who lived in trees for over a month to save them from being cut down for a natural gas pipeline.
The Roanoke Times
Fire claims popular recreation spots in Southern California
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Southern California residents faced with the loss of lives and homes in a huge wildfire also are grappling with the destruction of a vast swath of public lands that are popular destinations for hikers, horseback riders and mountain bikers.
Helicopter lifts injured hiker off South Mountain in Phoenix
PHOENIX (AP) — Authorities in Phoenix performed a nighttime rescue by using a helicopter to airlift an injured hiker off South Mountain early Thursday morning.
Fire Capt. Rob McDade said the hiker injured an ankle Wednesday night and that a helicopter was used because the man wasn’t near ...
In Yemen, a race to save a boy from al-Qaida and a US drone
ATAQ, Yemen (AP) — Al-Qaida was giving away motorcycles up in the mountains — that’s what the kids in town were saying the day Abdullah disappeared.
Early that morning, Mohsanaa Salem woke her 14-year-old son to go buy vegetables. The sun had just risen above the mountain ridge, and winter ...
Forest Service authorizes Vail Mountain expansion project
VAIL, Colo. (AP) — Federal officials have approved an expansion to Vail Mountain.
The Vail Daily reports the U.S. Forest Service authorized the ...
Rare conservation win: Mountain gorilla population ticks up
WASHINGTON (AP) — There are more gorillas in the mist — a rare conservation success story, scientists say.
After facing near-extinction, mountain gorillas are slowly rebounding. On Wednesday, the Switzerland-based International Union for Conservation of Nature updated mountain gorillas’ ...
New Jersey teen who went missing for 2 weeks found safe
MOUNTAIN LAKES, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey teenager who went missing for two weeks has been found safe in Philadelphia.
Authorities didn’t provide specific details of where Thomas Kolding was found Tuesday or how he had been located. Family members say the 15-year-old Mountain Lakes boy ...
Arizona Game and Fish restores bighorns to historic habitats
PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona’s Game and Fish Department says it is restoring about 60 bighorn sheep to two historic habitats in the state.
The department said Tuesday that dozens of the animals are being taken to traditional range areas, with wildlife workers drawing from robust populations of ...
Southern California wildfire roars to life in wilderness
MALIBU, Calif. (AP) — Southern California’s huge wildfire roared to life again Tuesday in a mountain wilderness area. But in a sign of significant progress against the blaze, more neighborhoods were reopened to thousands of residents who fled last week.
A massive plume rose suddenly at ...
Maine’s 2 biggest mountains to open for ski season
WATERVILLE, Maine (AP) — Maine’s two biggest mountains are opening for the ski season.
The Morning Sentinel reports Sunday River in Newry opened last Friday on a daily basis, and Sugarloaf ...
MALIBU, Calif. (AP) — The sky was black and flames on the next ridge were fast approaching when Paul Rasmussen, his pregnant wife and 6-year-old daughter fled their mountainside Malibu home Friday for what they thought might be the last time.
His only hope that the large home, once billed ...
Snow drifts hamper efforts to keep Wyoming highway open
LOVELL, Wyo. (AP) — State transportation officials are considering closing U.S. Highway 14A over northern Wyoming’s Big Horn Mountains earlier than usual this winter as snow drifts hamper efforts to keep the roadway clear.
A 22-mile stretch of the scenic road is closed annually about Nov. ...
ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — There were some sketchy moments as Tanya Cummings thought her self-described “short, little legs,” wouldn’t get her up and over the boulders way taller than her 4-foot-11, well-coiffed and manicured frame, or out of the deep woods in the Plott Balsam Mountains.
The Latest: Court gives telescope foes time to take action
HONOLULU (AP) — The Latest on the legal battle over a permit to build a giant telescope on a Hawaii mountain (all times local):
The Hawaii Supreme Court is giving opponents of a giant telescope more time to decide whether they’ll pursue the next legal step in fighting the ...
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The young man traversed Andean mountains, plains and cities in buses, took a harrowing boat ride in which five fellow migrants drowned, walked through thick jungle for days, and finally reached the U.S.-Mexico border.
Then Abdoulaye Camara, from the poor West African ...
1 dead in rollover vehicle crash on Peavine Mountain
RENO, Nev. (AP) — Authorities say one person died in a rollover vehicle crash on Peavine Mountain northwest of Reno.
The Washoe County Sheriff’s Office says a hiker initially discovered a pickup truck about 2:15 p.m. Thursday.
Authorities say officials found the body of a male inside ...