Best of 2017: Most shared on Facebook

Check out the top five most shared articles this year.
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Of the hundreds of articles we posted on Facebook this year, these five were shared and commented on the most. Check them out to see what all the buzz was about: 

Walmart acquires Moosejaw


Arc'teryx says it will donate to Conservation Alliance instead of going to OR

Photo of a climber hiking on a barren peak, above treeline, wearing Arc'teryx pants, jacket, hat and backpack.

Photo courtesy Arc'teryx.

REI Co-founder Mary Anderson passes away at 107 

Mary Anderson, right. Photo courtesy of REI.

Mary Anderson, right. Photo courtesy of REI.

Columbia CEO Tim Boyle: We're here because the U.S. was open, tolerant enough to let us in

Columbia Sportswear Company CEO Tim Boyle. // Photo courtesy of Columbia Sportswear.

Columbia Sportswear Company CEO Tim Boyle. // Photo courtesy of Columbia Sportswear.

It’s official: Denver is the new home of Outdoor Retailer

Denver Mayor Michael Hancock

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Farm to Feet wool socks

Best of 2017: Top polls

The polls are still open! We love seeing and learning from the results of our weekly poll questions. As soon as you vote, the results are magically revealed, so you know whether you’re in the minority or the majority. These are the topics that got the most people talking this more

Trump moves forward with DAPL, Keystone XL pipelines.

Best of 2017: Top political stories

What a year in politics! This year in particular, politics and the outdoor industry were so intertwined, the SNEWS team definitely covered our share of controversial stories. Here are the top five: Utah asks Trump to rescind on Bears Ears NM, Patagonia pulls out of Outdoor more

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Best of 2017: #CoolShop

The SNEWS team was so impressed this year by the number of outdoor retailers thinking outside the box, showing devotion to their community, and simply put, giving customers a cool shop to gear up for the great outdoors. Here are a few of our favorites:  Hometown Sports in McCall, more