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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: Appreciation of workforce as important as providing living wage

EDITORIAL: Appreciation of workforce as important as providing living wage

If you invested in 'help wanted' signs before the pandemic, you are likely too busy counting your money to read this. Across the country – including the Bow Valley – employers are desperately trying to fill vacant jobs as the demand continues to outweigh
Rocky Mountain Adaptive receives $300k pledge to help adaptive sports

Rocky Mountain Adaptive receives $300k pledge to help adaptive sports

“This support from the Wim and Nancy Pauw Foundation means we can accelerate our programming and welcome more people to develop a love for mountain sports, no matter their abilities. It helps us significantly bring down socio-economic barriers as well as physical ones.”
Final men's race at Lake Louise world cup cancelled over safety concerns

Final men's race at Lake Louise world cup cancelled over safety concerns

Sunday's (Nov. 28) world cup race in Lake Louise has been cancelled.
Austria's Mayer wins men's downhill in Lake Louise, one Canuck snags world cup points

Austria's Mayer wins men's downhill in Lake Louise, one Canuck snags world cup points

Pushing speeds at more than 130 km/h, the world's fastest skiers took flight at the Lake Louise Audi FIS Ski World Cup on Saturday (Nov. 27) after a two year absence from the venue.
Trio of top 10s highlight Biathlon Canada's huge season opener

Trio of top 10s highlight Biathlon Canada's huge season opener

Career bests fell into Canadian biathletes laps on Saturday at the season-opening world cup.

EDITORIAL: Athletics defining aspect of valley communities

The Bow Valley has much to be proud of in the community. Their commitment to the environment and wildlife, the scenic views at every turn and a vibrant passion for the community are just some of what people can point to and feel a sense of satisfaction.
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: Embracing more film productions worth exploring

EDITORIAL: Embracing more film productions worth exploring

The scenic sites of the Bow Valley bring millions of visitors each year to the communities of Banff and Canmore. Now valley residents can look forward to seeing some familiar areas on their screens with HBO filming The Last of Us on Main Street and the
Winners announced for Banff Centre Mountain Film and Book Festival

Winners announced for Banff Centre Mountain Film and Book Festival

The Banff Centre Mountain Film and Book Festival, now in its 46th year, ran from Oct. 31 to Nov. 1 and announced the winners for its prestigious awards that go to filmmakers and authors.
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