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The biggest evolution in SNEWS history happens live on Tuesday

SNEWS has been around for 37 years, and in all that time, we've never undergone a change quite like this. On Tuesday, March 2, at 1:30 p.m. MST, we're launching into a new era with some radical changes to our platform: a new name, new brand, new website, and an entirely new ...read more

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The strategies behind the outdoor industry’s biggest Instagram accounts

As of October 2020, Instagram registered over a billion unique monthly users. If a picture truly is worth a thousand words, then a wide-reaching Instagram account is—well, it’s valuable. But how can outdoor companies make the most of an audience waiting on the other end of a ...read more

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Watch the N-word webinar

Is it ever okay to use the N-word? There is, of course, no definitive answer to that question, as you'll discover when you watch this webinar. A few months back, rapper and climber Devin Dabney submitted an essay to Gym Climber magazine that was riddled with the N-word: It ...read more

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Despite uncertainty, retailers prepare for a busy thru-hiking season on the Appalachian Trail

Four hundred seventy miles into a northbound trek on the Appalachian Trail, a hiker hits the town of Damascus, Virginia. Tired, thirsty, with battered poles and worn-down trail shoes, that hiker might stumble into a tan brick building sporting a sign that reads, in simple block ...read more

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