The Rocky Mountains, also known as the Rockies, are a major mountain range located in western North America. The Rocky Mountains stretch 3,000 km (1,900 mi) in straight-line distance from the northernmost part of British Columbia, in western Canada, to New Mexico in the Southwestern United States. The northern terminus is near the Liard River, while the southernmost point is near Albuquerque, adjacent the Sandia–Manzano Mountains. Located within the North American Cordillera, the Rockies are distinct from the Pacific Coast Ranges, Cascade Range, and the Sierra Nevada, which all lie farther to the west.
A major storm that dumped snow throughout the Rockies region overnight prompted a rare decision to close Salt Lake City's public schools on Monday, caused extensive flight delays and traffic accidents... USATODAY.com - Published
Midwinter-like weather clobbered the northern Rockies Sunday and into Monday, making early Autumn feel like deep winter, while as much as 4 feet (121 cm) of snow fell in places and hard-hit Montana.. Reuters - Published
It looked like midwinter in the northern Rocky Mountains on Sunday as a major storm dumped record snowfall of over 3 feet (91 cm) in places and hard-hit Montana declared a state of emergency to clear.. Reuters - Published
It may be September but a major winter storm is expected to hit the northern Rockies with heavy snow, high winds and even blizzard conditions. The storm is expected to be a historic one, potentially.. CBS News - Published
The Aragogs and Shelobs of this world have been scuttling about for more than 500 million years – well, at least their ancestors have. Scientists have uncovered a new ancient species called.. WorldNews - Published
Discovery raises new questions about the amount of plastic waste permeating the air, water, and soil virtually everywhere on Earth Plastic was the furthest thing from Gregory Weatherbee’s mind when.. WorldNews - Published
More By Alex Dobuzinskis (Reuters) - Joaquin Guzman, the Mexican drug lord known as "El Chapo," entered a Colorado prison known as "the Alcatraz of the Rockies" on Friday to begin a life sentence after.. WorldNews - Published