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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

Canada Post unveils stamp to commemorate 100 years of Kootenay National Park

Canada Post unveils stamp to commemorate 100 years of Kootenay National Park

Kootenay National Park was established on April 21, 1920 after the signing of an agreement to build the Banff-Windemere Highway – now known as Highway 93 South – connecting the Columbia and Bow River valleys together
Bow Valley Naturalists launches 2020 speaker series with a look at the changing colour of alpine lakes

Bow Valley Naturalists launches 2020 speaker series with a look at the changing colour of alpine lakes

BANFF – The Bow Valley Naturalists are launching its 2020 speaker series with an informative talk that will dive into the fascinating story about the changing colour of alpine lakes in the Rocky Mountains.
McKeever bounces back to claim gold

McKeever bounces back to claim gold

Brian McKeever dominated the slushy six-kilometre Para-Nordic World Cup race dodging rocks, dirt and grass poking up through the snow to win gold
Editoral Cartoon

Editoral Cartoon

RCMP charge Canmore man with possessing, distributing child pornography

RCMP charge Canmore man with possessing, distributing child pornography

RCMP and ALERT's Internet Child Exploitation team executed a search warrant last Thursday (Jan. 9) and as a result arrested and charged a 49-year-old Canmore man with the possession and distribution of child pornography
RCMP charge Canmore man with possessing, distributing child pornography

RCMP charge Canmore man with possessing, distributing child pornography

RCMP and ALERT's Internet Child Exploitation team executed a search warrant last Thursday (Jan. 9) and as a result arrested and charged a 49-year-old Canmore man with the possession and distribution of child pornography
Banff's Pauw Foundation announces $2.5M for pedestrian bridge

Banff's Pauw Foundation announces $2.5M for pedestrian bridge

“We support the vision for a pedestrian and cycle friendly town. Getting this bridge built will expand the trail network and will help get people to more areas of the Park without increasing traffic. It will also create a beautiful viewpoint for residents and visitors.”
Editorial Cartoon

Editorial Cartoon

Editorial: The time has come to take overtourism seriously

Stoney Nakoda woman killed in hit-and-run, suspect charged

Stoney Nakoda woman killed in hit-and-run, suspect charged

After Cochrane RCMP arrived on scene Friday (Jan. 3), the 19-year-old driver of the vehicle returned to the scene and approached police