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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

MacDonald stepping down as YWCA Banff CEO

MacDonald stepping down as YWCA Banff CEO

YWCA Banff CEO Connie MacDonald is leaving the organization effective Dec. 31, 2020

EDITORIAL: Racism is not a 'disagreement'

To be clear, racism is not a disagreement. Racism is not a difference of opinion. It is an affront to the Charter of Rights and Freedoms and Canadian values to suggest as much. 
Banff Centre announces reopening of Walter Phillips Gallery

Banff Centre announces reopening of Walter Phillips Gallery

"Finding ways to healthfully and viably opens spaces on our campus that support artists and leaders, culture and our community, remains our top priority during this period."
Body of man who fell into North Saskatchewan River in July recovered

Body of man who fell into North Saskatchewan River in July recovered

The body of a 23-year-old Calgary man who fell into the North Saskatchewan River and was swept away at the end of July has been recovered on a small remote island west of Abraham Lake Sunday (Sept. 20)
RCMP investigating fatal collision along 1A Highway

RCMP investigating fatal collision along 1A Highway

The head-on collision between a car and cube van resulted in the highway being closed to traffic for several hours
RCMP investigating fatal collision along 1A Highway

RCMP investigating fatal collision along 1A Highway

The head-on collision between a car and cube van resulted in the highway being closed to traffic for several hours

EDITORIAL: Woodland caribou will go extinct in our lifetime

One day we will all wake up to the news that there are no more caribou in Alberta with the knowledge that we could have prevented it all along if we actually wanted to. 
UPDATED: Emergency services respond to gas leak in Canmore

UPDATED: Emergency services respond to gas leak in Canmore

UPDATE: The intersection at Bow Valley Trail and Benchlands Trail in Canmore reopened to vehicle traffic at 7:30 p.m.

EDITORIAL: UCP's Choice in Education Act should be put on hold

With everything that students, parents, teachers, administrators and school trustees across Alberta are currently dealing with, it would be a mistake for the UCP government and Minister of Education Adriana Lagrange to continues to pursue the propose
Warning issued for bold wolves at K-Country campsite

Warning issued for bold wolves at K-Country campsite

Bold wolves roaming a Kananaskis Country campsite have prompted a warning from authorities