Mountains

August 04, 2017 - 11:39 am
GENEVA (AP) — Police in eastern Switzerland say a pilot and two teenagers connected with an aviation camp have been killed in a plane crash in the Alps. The regional Graubuenden police say the single-engine Piper PA-28 went down at the foot of the Diavolezza mountain station, near the Swiss border...
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FILE - This is a Sept. 9, 2007 file photo of the Mourne Mountains in Co Down, Northern Ireland, where a group of army cadets got into difficulties while training in poor weather Wednesday Aug. 2, 2017. (Paul Faith/PA, File Via AP)
August 02, 2017 - 10:05 am
LONDON (AP) — U.K. emergency officials said 63 youngsters between the ages of 12 and 17 together with 10 adults were evacuated from the Mourne Mountains in Northern Ireland after being stranded by poor weather. The UK Coast Guard said the Northern Ireland Ambulance Service began receiving reports...
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In this Tuesday, July 25, 2017 photo, clouds float near the Lower Carpenter Valley near Truckee, Calif. The wild Sierra Nevada meadow hidden from public view for more than a century is opening for tours after it was purchased by conservation groups. The Lower Carpenter Valley land north of Lake Tahoe contains rare carnivorous plants and threatened birds and serves as a migration corridor for other species. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
July 27, 2017 - 3:43 am
TRUCKEE, Calif. (AP) — A wild meadow hidden from public view for more than a century in California's Sierra Nevada is opening for tours after it was purchased by conservation groups. The Lower Carpenter Valley land north of Lake Tahoe contains rare carnivorous plants and threatened birds and serves...
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FILE - This Aug. 31, 2015, file photo shows telescopes on the summit of Mauna Kea on Hawaii's Big Island. A hearings officer is recommending that a construction permit be granted for a giant telescope planned for a Hawaii mountain summit that some consider sacred. Retired judge Riki May Amano is overseeing contested-case hearings for the Thirty Meter Telescope and issued her recommendation Wednesday, July 26, 2017. (AP Photo/Caleb Jones, File)
July 26, 2017 - 11:11 pm
HONOLULU (AP) — A construction permit should be granted for a giant telescope planned for a Hawaii mountain summit that some consider sacred, a hearings officer recommended Wednesday. Retired judge Riki May Amano, who is overseeing contested-case hearings for the Thirty Meter Telescope, had been...
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July 10, 2017 - 2:57 pm
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A lost Boise dog is back home after nine months and a brutal winter alone in the Idaho mountains. Mo, an elderly Chesapeake Bay Retriever, wandered away from her owners during a hunting trip last September. Darwin and Cindy Cameron stayed near the tiny hamlet of Horseshoe Bend...
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July 01, 2017 - 9:55 am
PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — A spokesman for the Alpine Club of Pakistan says two mountaineers from Spain and Argentina who went missing while scaling the country's "Killer Mountain" are presumed dead. Karrar Hyderi said Saturday that Spaniard Alberto Zerain Berasategi and Argentine Mariano Galavin...
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June 29, 2017 - 5:16 pm
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — President Donald Trump's efforts to roll back coal and climate-change regulations aren't discouraging a utility from making a $3.5 billion investment in wind energy, the bulk of which will build dozens of new wind turbines in the top coal-producing state. Rocky Mountain Power...
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In this handout photograph provide by Gilgit-Baltistan Police Department on Wednesday, June 28, 2017, Argentinian climber Mariano Galavin poses for photo in Chilas town, Gilgit Baltisitan region in northwest Pakistan. Pakistani police say aerial search has been started for two mountaineers from Spain and Argentina who went missing during expedition of Nanga Parbat aka 'Killer Mountain' in the country's north. (Gilgit Baltistan Police Department via AP)
June 28, 2017 - 5:43 am
ISLAMABAD (AP) — Two mountaineers from Spain and Argentina have gone missing on Pakistan's "Killer Mountain." A police official says Spaniard Alberto Zerain Berasategi and Argentine Mariano Galavin failed to return to base camp with the other 11 members of their expedition on Monday after the group...
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June 28, 2017 - 5:14 am
ISLAMABAD (AP) — Two mountaineers from Spain and Argentina have gone missing on Pakistan's "Killer Mountain." A police official says Spaniard Alberto Zerain Berasategi and Argentine Mariano Galavin failed to return to base camp with the other 11 members of their expedition on Monday after the group...
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FILE - In this May 23, 2014 file photo, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell speaks with the local community and other federal, state, tribal and local leaders celebrating President Obama's designation of the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument at Onate High School in Las Cruces, N.M. The Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument is among 27 monuments where a review has been ordered by President Donald Trump that might remove protections previously considered irreversible. (Carlos Javier Sanchez/The Las Cruces Sun-News via AP, file)
June 27, 2017 - 6:54 pm
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Desert ranchers in New Mexico are hoping the new GOP administration in Washington will dramatically shrink a recently designated national monument in the south of the state where outlaw Billy the Kid and Apache leader Geronimo once sought refuge. The Organ Mountains-Desert...
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