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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

EDITORIAL: Tribunal conclusively rules on Three Sisters-owned lands

EDITORIAL: The Land and Property Rights Tribunal left little doubt about its decision on the Smith Creek and Three Sisters Village area structure plans.
Outlook wins pair of National Newspaper Awards

Outlook wins pair of National Newspaper Awards

The Rocky Mountain Outlook won a pair of National Newspaper Awards.
EDITORIAL: Staff shortage hitting critical levels

EDITORIAL: Staff shortage hitting critical levels

One can’t help but notice the abundance of help wanted signs in the Bow Valley.
PHOTOS: The past week in photography in the Bow Valley

PHOTOS: The past week in photography in the Bow Valley

PHOTOS: The past week in photography in the Bow Valley

EDITORIAL: Photo leads to outrage, discussion on highway safety following fatality

The Rocky Mountain Outlook published a story and photo Sunday morning that raised concerns of it being insensitive and disrespectful, generated discussion on the need for increased public safety and left many questions on why it was posted. The photo
Grants announced for 2022 from Banff Canmore Community Foundation

Grants announced for 2022 from Banff Canmore Community Foundation

The Banff Canmore Community Foundation (BCCF) announced its 2022 community grants to 26 Bow Valley organizations for a total of just under $140,000 in grants.
EDITORIAL: Transit mode shift likely to be painful, but necessary

EDITORIAL: Transit mode shift likely to be painful, but necessary

As Bow Valley communities continue pushing forward in promoting public transit and active modes of transit rather than travelling entirely by personal vehicles, there are bound to be growing pains.

EDITORIAL: Preserving the past important for all communities

When history is gone, it is nearly impossible to replace it. It’s a struggle each community has to face as it needs to look forward for future generations, but not forget the past it came from.
Minor injuries at vehicle collision at Canmore's busiest intersection

Minor injuries at vehicle collision at Canmore's busiest intersection

As of 11 a.m. on Monday (April 18), the scene was cleared and traffic is flowing through the intersection.
EDITORIAL: Plan for more wildlife underpasses, overpasses needed

EDITORIAL: Plan for more wildlife underpasses, overpasses needed

The groundbreaking ceremony for the new wildlife overpass near Lac Des Arcs came as welcome news to the Bow Valley.