A motorist watches  as a wildfire burns on the side of a mountain in Lytton, British Columbia, Canada. Photograph: Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press via AP

Warnings of 45 degree temperatures in northwestern USA and western Canada, the World Meteorological Organisation report for June reads as if the Earth(...)

The National Park Service called on anyone travelling in ‘backcountry’ in the park since last Tuesday to come forward if they have any information about Mr McLaughlin. Image: Twitter/Grand Teton National Park

US park rangers are searching for a 27-year-old Dubliner missing in Grand Teton National Park in the state of Wyoming after his car was found at the s(...)

19th-century image of the main street in Butte, Montana: no longer a thriving industrial centre. Photograph: Bildagentur-online/Universal Images Group

Two hours’ drive west of Yellowstone National Park, the old, dusty mining town of Butte, Montana, edges into view. Nestled in the valleys amid the Roc(...)

 Forrest Fenn, an art collector, at his home in Santa Fe. He created the treasure hunt. Photograph: Nick Cote/The New York Times

After 10 years the chase for hidden treasure in the Rocky Mountains comes to an end. Forrest Fenn, a New Mexico art collector who had created the trea(...)

Land Rover is, finally, on the cusp of revealing its replacement for the original Defender, but it’s trying to distract us from this all-important new(...)

A view of the Utah desert from the Amtrak train that crosses the Rocky Mountains on its way from Denver to Salt Lake City. Photograph: Suzanne Lynch

In the 10th part of her series “Coast to Coast: Travels in Trump’s America”, Washington Correspondent Suzanne Lynch heads west over the Rock(...)

The Berkeley Pit in Butte, Montana, the US.

The city of Butte, Montana, was a long way from the front lines of the first World War – five thousand miles and more on the map. But as a strange coi(...)

Catherine Cleary takes a shot at an inanimate target at the end of a day of deer hunting.

It’s the half dark before dawn and we’re on an abandoned farm in south Tipperary trying to blend in. “This is all the way from America,” John Lalor wh(...)

Unmarked graves of Irish miners who died who died during the Colorado silver rush of 1877-90

A good place to start was where people were buried. Historian Jim Walsh began his research about 13 years ago and, intent on finding out more about th(...)

Irish Times pub sign in  Butte, Montana, the most Irish town in America.

On the eve of St Patrick’s Day, an email arrived from a long-lost relative in Butte, Montana, announcing that, after putting it off for decades, she w(...)

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