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UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 30, 2019

Wintry blast closes schools, plunges temperatures in Rockies

Some schools in Montana took their earliest snow day in memory Monday after a blizzard dumped several feet of snow, while plunging temperatures threatened crops across other parts of the …


UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 29, 2019

Snowstorm hits northern Rocky Mountains; Montana gets brunt

Areas of the northern Rocky Mountains looked more like mid-winter rather than early fall on Sunday as a snowstorm dumped record amounts of wind-driven snow.


Storm could bring record snow to areas of Rocky Mountains

Meteorologists say a storm forecast to last three days across the northern Rocky Mountains may dump a record amount of snow in some areas


Grizzly bears push into lowland areas as legal fight drags

Grizzly bears are spreading into new areas of the U.S. Northern Rockies, expanding from remote wilderness and into farmland amid a legal fight over proposed hunting.


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 5, 2019

A mountain lion mauled a trail runner. The man fought back and killed it.

A runner in Colorado fought and killed an 80-pound mountain lion that attacked him on a nature trail in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, wildlife officials said.


Grizzly bears spotted along Rocky Mountain Front

State wildlife officials say grizzly bears have begun leaving their dens along the Rocky Mountain Front.


Majestic Mountains: The Canadian Rockies remain wild, wonderful

The Canadian Rockies and their surrounding territories have retained this ancient majesty. Thanks in part to the naming of British Columbia’s and Alberta’s four national and three provincial parks as …


UPDATED: Tue., June 20, 2017

A millionaire says he buried a hidden treasure. A man just died looking for it.

Forrest Fenn’s promised secret bronze treasure chest – filled with $2 million in gold and jewels – has been luring wide-eyed adventure seekers to the Rocky Mountains since 2010.


UPDATED: Thu., April 13, 2017

Hunter’s find leads to discovery of prehistoric sea creature

A fossil found by an elk hunter in Montana nearly seven years ago has led to the discovery of a new species of prehistoric sea creature that lived about 70 …


Amtrak offers grand views of Montana, the Rockies

NEAR WAGNER, Mont. – The train rolls past distant hills – mountains, an easterner would call them. But it’s just a tease. Out here is mostly prairie and thin wire …


Bangs retiring after leading wolf recovery

HELENA – Ed Bangs, who for 23 years led the effort to reintroduce and recover healthy wolf populations in the northern Rocky Mountains, is retiring from the U.S. Fish and …