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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

Search continues for man, dog who drowned near Canmore

Search continues for man, dog who drowned near Canmore

Calgary man drowned while attempting to save a dog that jumped from boat at Spray Lakes.
RCMP investigating homicide in Banff

RCMP investigating homicide in Banff

Police are investigating a homicide after a 26-year-old man was killed early Friday morning in Banff.
Missing boater recovered in Spray Lakes, search continues

Missing boater recovered in Spray Lakes, search continues

One of the missing people from the boat that capsized Sunday near Spray Lakes campground was found deceased Monday afternoon, police said.
Hiker killed in fall while climbing Mount Temple

Hiker killed in fall while climbing Mount Temple

A man was killed after he lost his footing when climbing on Mount Temple, south of Lake Louise, on Saturday (July 9).
1 dead, 2 missing in boating incident near Canmore

1 dead, 2 missing in boating incident near Canmore

A search for two people is underway following a tragic boating accident near Canmore on Sunday (July 10).
Bear cub killed on Trans-Canada Highway near Highway 40

Bear cub killed on Trans-Canada Highway near Highway 40

A bear cub was killed on the Trans-Canada Highway Monday afternoon just east of Highway 40.
Para nordic schedule set for Beijing; CPC pleased Russia, Belarus athletes banned

Para nordic schedule set for Beijing; CPC pleased Russia, Belarus athletes banned

Bow Valley Para athletes are competing in Para nordic skiing starting March 4.
Adam Runnalls: Bow Valley's Beijing Bound Athletes

Adam Runnalls: Bow Valley's Beijing Bound Athletes

“One of the best things is to be in the present moment."
Trevor Philp: Bow Valley's Beijing Bound Athletes

Trevor Philp: Bow Valley's Beijing Bound Athletes

“It’s that attitude of just absolutely going for it – no matter if you’re ranked first or 10th or 30th – that you’re going out there to win the medal."
Katherine Stewart-Jones: Bow Valley's Beijing Bound Athletes

Katherine Stewart-Jones: Bow Valley's Beijing Bound Athletes

“I think my best ever races were ones where I’m really able to focus, be in the zone, and not notice anything around me other than just skiing."