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Rocky Mountain Outlook

Rocky Mountain Outlook

In the autumn of 2000, three long-time Bow Valley residents - Larry Marshall, Bob Schott and Carol Picard - began serious planning for a new publication in the Canmore-Banff corridor, one that would cover all communities from Lake Louise to Kananaskis.

Theirs was a novel idea for the day - a free distribution weekly that would put into the hands of residents and the area's millions of tourists the news, entertainment and sports from the communities in which they lived and vacationed, and offer the area's advertisers an effective vehicle to reach those visitors.

Going head-to-head on two fronts with the area's two existing weeklies - the Canmore Leader and The Banff Crag & Canyon - meant few gave the Rocky Mountain Outlook much chance of survival. Not only did they not charge for individual copies, they debuted a mere nine days after Sept. 11, 2001, when the world's tourism market had completely evaporated.

Since those days the Outlook has grown and evolved much like the communities they serve. The challenges and pressures of the mountain parks area of Alberta play out weekly in both the print and online editions of the Rocky Mountain Outlook. A dedication to community journalism has helped maintain our relevance in an engaged community. Currently the Outlook is producing close to half a million print copies annually with close to 99% of those being picked up by our readers at over 200 locations. Visits to rmoutlook.com have more than doubled in the last few years with over 40,000 readers per month now accessing content online. Recognized both provincially and nationally for excellence in community journalism the Rocky Mountain Outlook continues to focus on being the trusted local source of news, sports and entertainment.

Recent Work by Rocky Mountain

Indigenous artists selling goods at online market

Indigenous artists selling goods at online market

"I feel like having a full-time Indigenous arts presence has made a big impact for the Indigenous arts community."
Two killed in avalanche on Banff, Jasper border

Two killed in avalanche on Banff, Jasper border

Parks Canada confirmed two people have died in an avalanche on the Banff and Jasper national parks border.
Mount Yamnuska closing for trail improvements this summer

Mount Yamnuska closing for trail improvements this summer

According to Alberta Parks, construction work planned this summer to improve the Mount Yamnuska area in Bow Valley Wildland Provincial Park would create safety issues for recreational users and contractors if hiking and climbing routes were to remain open to the public.
Ottawa Senators ink Canmore’s Jacob Bernard-Docker to entry-level deal

Ottawa Senators ink Canmore’s Jacob Bernard-Docker to entry-level deal

The Canmore defenceman got the call from the nation's capital.
UPDATED: 3.9 magnitude earthquake rocks Bow Valley

UPDATED: 3.9 magnitude earthquake rocks Bow Valley

A 3.9 magnitude earthquake shook the Bow Valley on Saturday (Feb. 13) evening. Around 6:30 p.m., buildings and homes started rumbling and the sound of a loud "boom" was reported.
Banff RCMP investigating fatal motor vehicle rollover

Banff RCMP investigating fatal motor vehicle rollover

A 23-year-old woman from Kelowna, B.C. was killed in the rollover on the Trans-Canada Highway near Banff on Wednesday evening (Jan. 27) at approximately 6:50 p.m.
Biathlon Canada pulls IBU Cup athletes out of Europe

Biathlon Canada pulls IBU Cup athletes out of Europe

With speculation around travel restrictions coming, Biathlon Canada is bringing home some athletes early from competitions in Europe.
Canadians clinch top-30 in first cross-country world cups of season

Canadians clinch top-30 in first cross-country world cups of season

FINLAND – The best Canadian cross-country skiers are finally back on the world cup circuit after plans for the season were chopped down over two months ago due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation
RCMP continue to investigate fatal rollover at Columbia Icefields

RCMP continue to investigate fatal rollover at Columbia Icefields

While the RCMP collision analyst has completed a detailed inspection report, Alberta RCMP will wait until spring 2021 to provide an update to the public on the investigation.
Banff’s Zach Belcyzk flies into career best 8th in ski cross world cup opener

Banff’s Zach Belcyzk flies into career best 8th in ski cross world cup opener

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