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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

Canmore’s Jacob Bernard-Docker named to World Junior team

Canmore’s Jacob Bernard-Docker named to World Junior team

The World Juniors is getting a piece of Canmore.
McKeever picks up his second world cup medal at para-nordic ski racing in Norway

McKeever picks up his second world cup medal at para-nordic ski racing in Norway

It’s another day and another medal for Canmore’s Brian McKeever at the season’s first para-nordic IPC World Cup in Norway on Friday (Dec. 13)
Canmore's McKeever blazes trail in first para-nordic world cup of the season, claiming gold

Canmore's McKeever blazes trail in first para-nordic world cup of the season, claiming gold

Canmore resident Mark Arendz was also on the world cup podium in Norway, taking home a bronze in the 2.5-km men's standing division para-Nordic ski race

Commentary: Why public schools matter

Universal access to publicly-funded healthcare is a source of national pride and a social policy that Canadians are willing to go to great lengths to defend.
Editorial Cartoon

Editorial Cartoon

Editorial: Bow Valley steps up to support those in need

The holidays can be a challenging time of year for many – Bow Valley residents can help by stepping up and donating time or money to the various worthwhile campaigns that are there to help those struggling as a result
ASIRT investigating after Cochrane RCMP officer shoots man

ASIRT investigating after Cochrane RCMP officer shoots man

Trevor Philp scores 7th place at Beaver Creek

Trevor Philp scores 7th place at Beaver Creek

Canmore-native Trevor Philp had the best giant slalom race of his life.
Beatty wins bronze at Opa Cup

Beatty wins bronze at Opa Cup

Canada's Dahria Beatty looks ready for the World Cup after winning bronze overseas
Canmore's Mahler wins career first world cup ski cross race

Canmore's Mahler wins career first world cup ski cross race

“The number one thing I learned after being injured is it’s not big gains you make every day, it’s the little ones, you keep moving forward.”