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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

UPDATE: Canmore RCMP locate missing senior

UPDATE: Canmore RCMP locate missing senior

According to a social media post by Cochrane Search and Rescue, the missing senior was found on Sunday evening (Nov. 29)
'Tis the season for holiday spirits and Christmas cheers

'Tis the season for holiday spirits and Christmas cheers

New restaurants worth trying in Banff and Canmore's expansive culinary scene

New restaurants worth trying in Banff and Canmore's expansive culinary scene

The new tastes of the Bow Valley are here
RCMP warn motorists not to park along provincial highways after collision near Gap Lake

RCMP warn motorists not to park along provincial highways after collision near Gap Lake

It is illegal to park along the side of a provincial highway, however that has not deterred Albertans flocking to outdoor recreation destinations like Gap Lake – which resulted in a multi-vehicle collision along the 1A Highway on Saturday afternoon (Nov. 28)
Local artists and artisans offering new ways to shop for the perfect Christmas gift

Local artists and artisans offering new ways to shop for the perfect Christmas gift

For many, the Christmas season filled with artisan and craft markets is the perfect way to spend an afternoon shopping for gifts to give loved ones over the holidays, while also supporting local creators and businesses.

EDITORIAL: The worst of COVID-19 in our communities is yet to come

As a province, there are no pathways into the future with COVID-19 that won't damage the economy and result in the suffering of Albertans economically.
Pauw Foundation donates $100k to YWCA Banff's Thriving Futures campaign

Pauw Foundation donates $100k to YWCA Banff's Thriving Futures campaign

"As an anchor sponsor, we encourage anyone in the community who can, to get on board and support the much-needed Thriving Futures campaign. Every contribution makes a difference, and we are very proud to contribute to this important campaign.”

EDITORIAL: Proactive disclosure about COVID-19 cases is needed from all sectors

If we as a community or a society are going to point fingers, or blame and shame people or businesses that report there has been a COVID positive case, we are going down the wrong path

EDITORIAL: Transparency is more than just a word, it requires action too

Tansparency and accountability are values that almost every single government or non-government organization claims to live by. They are nice buzzwords, and convey desire to open and honest with the public.
COVID-19 case confirmed at Elevation Place aquatics class

COVID-19 case confirmed at Elevation Place aquatics class

The pool at Elevation Place is expected to reopen Sunday morning (Nov. 15) after it has been deep-cleaned and sanitized