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Industry News Archive for dates of Wednesday, May 9, 2018 thru Tuesday, May 22, 2018
  • Teen Ordered to Pay $36 Million for Oregon Wildfires 05/21/2018  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 05/20/2018  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 05/18/2018  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 05/18/2018  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 05/17/2018  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 05/17/2018  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...
  • Should I Work Out When I’m Sick? 05/17/2018  outsideonline.com - Athletes train to push through signs of discomfort and fatigue. That kind of grit is what helps competitors set FKTs, send new routes, conquer longer distances, and pull off a photo finish....
  • Will the Nation’s Longest Trail Ever Be Completed? 05/16/2018  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 05/16/2018  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’ 05/16/2018  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...
  • Spartan Expands Events with the Launch of Spartan South Africa 05/16/2018  mudrunguide.com - Spartan announced the launch of the company's first race in South Africa, set to take place on October 27 outside of Johannesburg. With this announcement, Spartan will now host events on six...
  • The North Face Endurance Challenge Series Commits to Going “Cupless” 05/16/2018  snewsnet.com - The North Face committed to eliminate disposable cups for its Endurance Challenge Series events. In an effort to reduce waste over the series of five races, Hydrapak has been named as the...
  • DPS Skis Appoints VP of Global Sales and NA Sales Director 05/15/2018  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 05/13/2018  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. 05/13/2018  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 05/10/2018  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 05/10/2018  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 05/10/2018  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....
  • Apply Now for Outside Magazine’s 2018 Best Places to Work 05/10/2018  outsideonline.com - Think you have one of the best jobs on the planet? Now's your chance to get your employer to help prove it.
  • Wolverine Worldwide Lifts Guidance On Strong Q1 05/09/2018  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...
  • ASG Group buys Ellsworth 05/09/2018  bicycleretailer.com - The ASG Group has acquired Southern California mountain bike brand Ellsworth. ASG will invest in the development of a range of Ellsworth lifestyle products and apparel to complement the bike brand. Mike...

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