RUTLAND, Vt. (AP) — The public is again invited to cut down a Christmas tree from Vermont's Green Mountain National Forest.
A required $5 permit can be purchased online or at Green Mountain National Forest offices in Manchester and Rochester.
PILOT MOUNTAIN, N.C. (AP) — A wildfire at Pilot Mountain State Park has burned 1,100 acres (445 hectares) and was about 80% contained Thursday, according to the North Carolina Forest Service.
Though the humidity is low and winds are gusty, officials said the fire is within the existing containment lines and the resources are adequate.
PHOENIX (AP) — The Phoenix City Council has approved a settlement of up to $450,000 for a woman whose rescue basket spun uncontrollably while she was being airlifted off a mountain hiking area.
City firefighters said at the time that the basket got caught in a downwind from the helicopter.
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Despite being one of the most well-known faces in Asia, acting never gets easier for South Korean superstar Gianna Jun.
“I feel like I climbed the mountain 1,000 times,” she said about filming her latest series, “Jirisan.”
PILOT MOUNTAIN, N.C. (AP) — A wildfire at North Carolina's Pilot Mountain State Park had grown to more than 1,000 acres (400 hectares) by Tuesday afternoon, twice its size of a day earlier, authoritiess said.
BIG BEAR LAKE, Calif. (AP) — Two Southern California ski areas will open this week despite dry fall weather.
Big Bear Mountain Resorts announced that Friday will be opening day for the general public at Bear Mountain and Snow Summit.
PILOT MOUNTAIN, N.C. (AP) — Fire crews in North Carolina are working to control a fire in Pilot Mountain State Park that has already burned hundreds of acres.
Meanwhile the N.C. Forest Service announced Monday a ban on all open burning and has canceled all burning permits statewide until further notice.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A ski mountain is set to remove a derogatory term for Native American women from its name — two decades after state law eliminated the slur from names of communities and public landmarks.
PILOT MOUNTAIN, N.C. (AP) — Firefighters in North Carolina are working to put out a fire in Pilot Mountain State Park that has already burned 180 acres.
The North Carolina State Parks and Recreation Department said the park is closed and likely will be all week.
DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — The Superior National Forest's first full-time tribal liaison says he wants to work with the federal government on proposed expansion of the Lutsen Mountains Ski Area.
Juan Martinez started his new role in January, but he didn’t move to Minnesota until July.
TOWAOC, Colo. (AP) — Drought in much of the West, 22 years running, has struck Colorado’s Four Corners tribal lands with bitter force. This year, the Ute Mountain Ute’s celebrated 7,700 acre farm and ranch operation had to lay off half its workers as thousands of acres lay fallow.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Several members of New Mexico's congressional delegation are urging the U.S. Forest Service to again allow a decades-old foot race that goes through a wilderness area and up into mountains overlooking Albuquerque.
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) —
A new historical marker in Burlington commemorates the 1910 founding of the Green Mountain Club that formed with the goal to “make the Vermont mountains play a larger part in the life of the people."
STOWE, Vt. (AP) — Smugglers Notch, the winding mountain pass between Stowe and Cambridge, is closed for the season, the Vermont Agency of Transportation announced Wednesday.
The roadway, officially known as Route 108, will reopen in the spring.
BECKLEY, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia Health officials are urging some patients at Mountain State Vascular clinic in Beckley to get blood tests checking for Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C and HIV after possible exposure.
BERLIN (AP) — Amazon says it plans to cut the use of plastic packaging in Germany following complaints that the online retailer is contributing to growing mountains of waste.
The company said Monday that its German logistics center will replace all single-use plastic packages with paper-based bags or cardboard boxes by the end of the year.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — For decades, the U.S. Forest Service’s practice of putting out wildfires was a huge success. But the policy backfired, setting the stage for the massive destructive wildfires that have flared with increasing regularity across the West.
FRANCONIA, N.H. (AP) — The latest estimate to fully replace Cannon Mountain's aerial tramway in the next few years is at least $24 million, the general manager said.
In the era of COVID-19 cost escalations, that amount could rise to a total of $32 million, John DeVivo told an advisory commission earlier this month, the Caledonian-Record reported.
DENVER (AP) — While gray wolves are under pressure from a federal delisting and increased hunting in some Rocky Mountain states, Colorado wildlife officials heard a number of detailed options Thursday for implementing a voter-approved reintroduction of the species west of the Continental Divide.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A small city in the top U.S. coal-mining state of Wyoming will be home to a Bill Gates-backed experimental nuclear power project near a coal-fired power plant that will soon close, officials announced Tuesday.
COPPER MOUNTAIN, Colo. (AP) — Three-time Olympian Adrien Théaux underwent surgery after he crashed in training in the United States and will miss the Olympic season, the French ski federation said on Tuesday.
RUTLAND, Vt. (AP) — The U.S. Forest Service is urging Vermont hunters to be careful during this year’s rifle deer hunting season that began Saturday.
Vermont's white-tailed deer rifle hunt in Vermont is a lifelong tradition for many Vermonters.
MILAN (AP) — Next year’s Giro d’Italia will feature tough ascents up Mount Etna, the Blockhaus, the Mortirolo and Santa Cristina.
The six mountain stages of the 2022 Giro were revealed on Wednesday as race organizers continued their staggered presentation of the route.
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — State and local firefighters are trying to get control of a wildfire in a rugged and remote area of North Carolina, officials said.
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — From the southern border of Germany to the highest peaks in Africa, glaciers around the world have served as moneymaking tourist attractions, natural climate records for scientists and beacons of beliefs for indigenous groups.
GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — The United Nations climate summit in Glasgow has made “some serious toddler steps” toward cutting emissions but far from the giant leaps needed to limit global warming to internationally accepted goals, two new analyses and top officials said Tuesday.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Up a winding mountain road two hours from any major city, a small parking lot appears through the fall foliage and it’s as busy as any Wawa. Cars from Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and New York wedge into spots and forge a few new ones.
ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK, Colo. (AP) — Skeletal remains found in Colorado's Rocky Mountain National Park are believed to be those of a 27-year-old man from West Germany who disappeared during a multi-day mountaineering trip nearly 40 years ago, park officials said Thursday.
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A new national monument at Sutton Mountain near Central Oregon’s Painted Hills has bgeen proposed by Oregon's U.S. senators.
Oregon Public Broadcasting reports Sutton Mountain stands in the backdrop of the iconic view overlooking the Painted Hills.
STOWE, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont Department of Transportation closed the state highway that runs through Smugglers Notch, the winding mountain pass between Stowe and Cambridge, on Wednesday afternoon because of winter weather.
SEQUOIA CREST, Calif. (AP) — Ashtyn Perry was barely as tall as the shovel she stomped into barren ground where a wildfire last year ravaged the California mountain community of Sequoia Crest and destroyed dozens of its signature behemoth trees.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Navy has determined that a submarine damaged in a collision in the South China Sea in early October struck a seamount, or underwater mountain, two defense officials said Monday.
TALLULAH FALLS, Ga. (AP) — Authorities are investigating after a man was found dead at the bottom of Tallulah Gorge in the northeast Georgia mountains.
The body of William Lang Pottle, 39, of Brookhaven was found in the gorge Friday night, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources said.
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A reclamation plan for a proposed new copper open-pit mine's site on the western slope of the Santa Rita Mountains south of Tucson has received state approval over opponents' objections that Hudbay Minerals Inc.
DURANGO, Colo. (AP) — After more than 30 years, Durango Trails has evolved from a small group of community members with a passion for mountain biking into the caretakers of a world-class trail system with more than 300 miles of trails within 30 minutes from downtown Durango.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The deluge California received from a powerful atmospheric river made streams and waterfalls come alive while coating mountains with snow, but as the storm headed east to the Plains on Tuesday it left the Golden State still deep in drought.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Three groups are asking the West Virginia Public Service Commission to reconsider a decision allowing Appalachian Power and Wheeling Power to keep three plants operational through at least 2040.
STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga. (AP) — The only bidder for management of Georgia's Confederate-themed, state-owned Stone Mountain Park is a new firm created by an official of the company that’s pulling out, the park's governing board said Monday.
FRANCONIA, N.H. (AP) — A fish ladder for trout breeding is being planned at the lake on the site where New Hampshire’s Old Man of the Mountain once stood.
The project is organized by the fund that's dedicated to help preserve a memorial to the Old Man of the Mountain.
EVART, Mich. (AP) — The new owner of a bottled water operation in western Michigan said it won't use a state permit that would allow it to significantly boost water withdrawals.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — On Jacks Mountain, where the trees showed hints of gold and orange, raptors took flight on an autumn afternoon, hitching a free ride on warm updrafts all along the ridge.
Mike Dupuy, a master in the sport of falconry, can see them, even miles away, from his front lawn.
BAKER CITY, Ore. (AP) — Employees from the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife shot and killed three more wolves from the Lookout Mountain pack on Wednesday, officials said.
Two 6-month-olds and one yearling were shot from a helicopter in eastern Oregon, The Baker City Herald reported.
DENVER (AP) — A private ranch with ponds, springs and rare wetland plants in Colorado's western mountains will be part of a new state park, Gov. Jared Polis announced Wednesday.
Joined by state and federal parks officials, Polis announced the 488-acre ranch near Sweetwater Lake in a northwestern county which borders Utah, will become part of the White River National Forest.
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — Fire crews made significant progress overnight against a wildfire burning for nearly a week in Southern California coastal mountains, officials said Sunday.
More than 1,600 firefighters were battling the blaze in the Santa Ynez Mountains west of Santa Barbara on land and by air.
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A federal report aimed at improving aviation safety in Alaska recommends improvements in providing weather information to pilots and continued work to update maps with information on mountain passes, among other steps.
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — A key Southern California highway closed for days because of a wildfire was reopened Thursday evening but authorities warned that flames still posed a threat to remote properties in a coastal mountain range.
PARIS (AP) — Next year's Tour de France will see the return of the Paris-Roubaix cobblestones and take the peloton to the summit of the famed Alpe d'Huez mountain.
Designed for complete riders such as two-time champion Tadej Pogacar, the route features two individual time trials and six mountain stages with five summit finishes.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Authorities say remains found near a mountain on the southern outskirts of metro Las Vegas have been identified as that of a 26-year-old woman missing since December 2020.
Las Vegas police announced Wednesday that Henderson police on Sept.
GRANITE FALLS, Wash. (AP) — A search-and-rescue team found two hikers stranded in whiteout conditions Monday northeast of Seattle on Three Fingers mountain in the Cascades.
The Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue unit was alerted around 11 a.m.