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  • Teen Ordered to Pay $36 Million for Oregon Wildfires gearjunkie.com - A Vancouver teen will have to adhere to a ‘payment schedule’ to address the $36 million he owes for starting the devastating Eagle Creek Fire last year.
  • Cougar Attacks Mountain Bikers, Kills 1 in Washington adventure-journal.com - Isaac Sederbaum and Sonja Brooks did the right thing when they encountered a 100-pound male mountain lion in the woods near Snoqualmie, Washington on Saturday morning. They got off their bikes, made...
  • Instructor Sentenced in Death of 12-Year-Old Climbing Prodigy gearjunkie.com - Climbing instructor Nicola Galizia was convicted of manslaughter after 12-year-old climbing prodigy Tito Traversa fell on incorrectly assembled climbing hardware called quickdraws, resulting in the young climber’s death.
  • Height of Land Publications buys Mountain Flyer magazine bicycleretailer.com - Height of Land Publications, the publisher of Alpinist, Backcountry Magazine, and Cross Country Skier, has acquired Mountain Flyer, the quarterly enthusiast mountain bike title published by Secret Agent Publishing in Gunnison, Colorado....
  • E. Coli Makes Bryce National Park Water Unsafe to Drink, County Says adventure-journal.com - Utah’s Bryce National Park’s water source for its park visitor facilities and cabins has tested positive once again for Escherichia coli bacteria, caused by prairie dog poop. The critters have burrowed within...
  • OIA’s Beth Jensen Wins Environmental Leader Award outdoorindustry.org - Outdoor Industry Association’s own Beth Jensen, senior director of sustainable business innovation, has been selected to receive an Environmental Leader 75 award from Business Sector Media. Each year the company’s editorial and...
  • Will the Nation’s Longest Trail Ever Be Completed? outsideonline.com - Decades of political infighting have stymied construction of the North Country Trail, which, if finished, would run for 4,600 miles. Now it looks like Congress may finally be ready to get its...
  • Everest Summit Bids Cut Short by Equipment Failure outsideonline.com - On May 16, Adrian Ballinger, founder of Alpenglow Expeditions, was making his way up the North Side of Everest with 13 Sherpa and 13 clients when their oxygen tanks started to expel...
  • Patagonia CEO: Public Lands Stance Having ‘Positive Effect On Business’ sgbonline.com - Patagonia CEO Rose Marcario has again spoken out in defense of her company’s campaign against the current administration’s attack on public lands, telling a popular podcast host the stance has had a...
  • DPS Skis Appoints VP of Global Sales and NA Sales Director snewsnet.com - DPS, purveyors of the world’s most advanced skis, recently hired sports industry stalwarts Sergio Kiehl as VP of Global Sales and Steve Kropf as NA Sales Director. Kiehl has worked in the...
  • Why Two Climbers Might Be Kicked Off Everest outsideonline.com - Climbers Matt Moniz and Willie Benegas are currently under scrutiny and facing a 10-year ban from Everest after illegally skiing the Lhotse face. If Nepali officials do ban the climbers, it would...
  • Want to Own a Gear Company? Grub Hub Is for Sale. outsideonline.com - Outdoor business owner needed,” reads the ad Joe Baughman posted at OutdoorIndustryJobs.com last Tuesday. The Utah tech developer is selling his camp-kitchen company, Grub Hub, for the tidy sum of $100,000.
  • Columbia Sportswear Announces Appointment of Michael Richardson as Vice President of Global Merchandising businesswire.com - Columbia Sportswear announced the appointment of Michael Richardson as VP of Global Merchandising for the Columbia brand, effective April 23. Prior to joining Columbia, Richardson was integral part of the leadership team...
  • Outdoor Retailer Brings ‘Urban Adventure’ Demo to Denver Show insideoutdoor.com - Outdoor Retailer announced that its popular demo experience, this year called “Urban Adventures,” will make its Denver debut downtown at Confluence and Commons Parks, on July 22. Urban Adventures will showcase products...
  • Helly Hansen to be acquired by Canadian Tire snewsnet.com - Canadian Tire Corporation Ltd (CTC) has announced its plans to purchase Helly Hansen, the Oslo, Norway-based maker of sportswear and workwear. CTC has agreed to purchase the company and brands for U.S....
  • Wolverine Worldwide Lifts Guidance On Strong Q1 sgbonline.com - Reported revenue of $534.1 million decreased 9.7 percent during the first quarter. Underlying revenue increased 1.8 percent and further adjusting for currency, increased 0.3 percent. Reported gross margin was 42.7 percent, compared to...
  • Merger Leads to ‘World’s Largest’ Kayak Company insideoutdoor.com - A strategic 2017 merger between Michigan’s KL Outdoor and Quebec-based GSC Technologies are officially stepping out as Hemisphere Design Works (HDW), in what could be the world’s largest maker of kayaks. The...
  • Rebirth: GoLite is back in business snewsnet.com - GoLite is back in business under new ownership. With a fresh approach on product direction to meet the needs of an evolving consumer, the new GoLite has a unique mission that encompasses...
  • Black Diamond Drops Pro Climber for Cyberbullying gearjunkie.com - Citing a “zero tolerance policy towards bullying of any kind,” Black Diamond this weekend announced it was ending its sponsorship of climber Joe Kinder. Kinder admitted to having a private social media...
  • Spokane apparel company profits after frisky bear billboard snewsnet.com - A Pacific Northwest brand’s billboard of two bears getting frisky didn’t last long. About eight hours after it was erected, the billboard company replaced The Great PNW’s design with a more PG-rated...
  • REI to Donate up to $1 million to National Forest Foundation insideoutdoor.com - As part of a multi-year partnership with the National Forest Foundation, REI will donate up to $1 million to the nonprofit in 2018. Funds will support 11 projects that steward the country’s...
  • Johnson Outdoors Q2 Earnings Jump 55 Percent sgbonline.com - Johnson Outdoors Inc. reported double-digit increases in sales and earnings driving record-high results during the company’s 2018 second fiscal quarter and first fiscal six months ending March 30, 2018.
  • GoPro stock jumps after earnings suggest strong start for cheaper camera marketwatch.com - GoPro Inc. GPRO, -0.20% shares rocketed higher in after-hours trading, after the company found some success with a new low-cost action camera and beat expectations. GoPro reported a first-quarter net loss of...
  • Hawaii Moves to Ban Anti-Green Sunscreen outsideonline.com - Depending on the vote Tuesday, some products from big names like Banana Boat and Coppertone could soon be missing from shelves in the Aloha State.
  • Patagonia Invests In NuMat Technologies sgbonline.com - NuMat Technologies, an advanced materials startup focused on programmable nanomaterials, has received an investment from Tin Shed Ventures, Patagonia’s strategic investment arm. The overall $12.4 million funding round was led by OS...
  • The Outdoor Channel is Looking for Adventurers to Take Part in a New Reality TV Show theadventureblog.blogspot.com - The television show called, The Brigade: Race to the Hudson, follows a group of adventurers from Portland, Oregon to York Factory, in Hudson Bay, Canada as they travel by canoe or on...
  • Why your mountain town could be the next Silicon Valley snewsnet.com - The rest of the country is waiting to see if remote mountain communities can create a new model for sustainable business development that can be adopted across rural America. Outdoor industry leaders...
  • Columbia’s Strong Q1 Sparks $10M Investment Plan sgbonline.com - An impressive first-quarter performance not only increased Columbia Sportswear Co.’s sales expectations for 2018 but also bolstered plans for the company to invest $10 million in e-commerce and other capabilities in the...
  • New York Wants to Get More People Camping—for Free outsideonline.com - This summer, the First-Time Camper program aims to get families who’ve never camped before into the outdoors—for free.
  • Columbia Sportswear Net Income Soars 25 Percent In Q1 sgbonline.com - Columbia Sportswear Co. reported that net income grew 25 percent to $45.1 million on 12 percent revenue surge in the first quarter, beating analysts’ estimates. First-quarter net income was $45.1 million, or...
  • Amer Sports Q1 Earnings Pick Up sgbonline.com - Amer Sports reported operating earnings before charges rose 14 percent in the first quarter as higher gross margins and robust profitability gains in the company’s Outdoor segment helped offset currency headwinds. Sales...
  • Hearst Magazines Buys Minority Stake In ‘Gear Patrol’ mediapost.com - Hearst Magazines has acquired a minority stake in Gear Patrol, an enthusiast men’s brand focused on products and stories about the outdoors, fitness, style, tech, cars and travel. The investment is an...
  • Penn State Bans “Outdoor Club” From Actually Going Outdoors theadventureblog.blogspot.com - Penn State University has banned it's Outing Club – an on-campus organization dedicated to getting students into the outdoors – from actually going outside. The school has deemed the activities conducted...
  • Cooler Companies Capitalize on Yeti’s Spat with the NRA outsideonline.com - With Yeti in the hot seat over a feud with the NRA, competitors are jumping at the chance to win over new customers by declaring their allegiance to the Second Amendment.
  • YETI Fires Back at NRA’s ‘Inaccurate Statement’ gearjunkie.com - Former NRA President Marion Hammer said, ‘YETI should be ashamed,’ claiming the company declined to do business with the NRA Foundation. YETI just issued a statement to the contrary.
  • The North Face Partners With National Park Foundation sgbonline.com - The North Face announced a new collection of t-shirts and tote bags made from cotton and recycled bottles sourced from three national parks. One dollar ($1) from each product in the Bottle...
  • Columbia Sportswear Appoints Snow Burns as Mountain Hardwear’s Head Of Marketing sgbonline.com - Columbia Sportswear Company announced the appointment of Snow Burns to serve as global VP of marketing for the Mountain Hardwear brand, effective April 16, 2018. Prior to joining Mountain Hardwear, she led...
  • Rock/Creek Outfitters sold to Uncle Dan’s snewsnet.com - Owners of Rock/Creek Outfitters have sold the business to Uncle Dan’s Outfitters, a subsidiary of Camping World Holdings Inc. Uncle Dan's Outfitters, a Chicago-based, family-owned chain, was acquired in October 2017 by...
  • Paddlesports Retailer Adds Robin Brown to Sales Team .snewsnet.com - Paddlesports Retailer, the official national tradeshow of the paddlesports industry, has announced the addition of Robin Brown to the sales team. Brown previously worked at America Outdoor Association serving as the Communications...
  • James Samuel Named President Of Canaima Outdoors sgbonline.com - Canaima Outdoors, the umbrella company for Boulder-based brands Treepod – Hanging Habitats and Slackline Industries, has appointed James Samuel as president. Samuel previously served as the GM and VP of Sales at...

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