Did you hear?... Jim Sausville wins American Whitewater's Paddle Ecuador! contest

Jim Sausville, from Saranac Lake, NY, has won American Whitewater's Paddle Ecuador! contest, one that was established to inspire paddlers to recruit new members.

Jim Sausville, from Saranac Lake, NY, has won American Whitewater's Paddle Ecuador! contest, one that was established to inspire paddlers to recruit new members. "Jim is an avid American Whitewater volunteer, having dedicated time to river restoration in hydropower relicensing proceedings on the Ausable River, building whitewater opportunities on the Saranac River, and teaching paddling to youths," said John Gangemi, American Whitewater Conservation Director. "I can't imagine a more deserving individual for this contest." Sausville commented, "In 1995, I attempted to build a beginner slalom area in our village. The village board went nuts crying about liability. At the time they were rebuilding the dam in town and I knew the FERC (Federal Energy Regulatory Commission) was hot for recreation. I contacted my friends at American Whitewater who put me in touch with a great lawyer. We won the case and as a result, hundreds of youths and adults have learned to paddle on the course." SNEWS® View: Nicely done Jim! Enjoy the well-earned paddling in Ecuador.


Did you hear?... Werner Paddles announces $10,000 donation to American Whitewater

Werner Paddles has announced that it will make a donation of $10,000 to American Whitewater, supporting both specific efforts to secure access on the Skykomish River in Washington State, and to grow American Whitewater's access efforts nationwide. "This is an exciting shift in ...read more

Did you hear?... MeetingOne Corp. and American Whitewater form partnership

MeetingOne Corp., a provider of advanced business teleconferencing services, and American Whitewater, an advocate for the protection and restoration of whitewater river resources, announced they have entered into a partnership that will benefit America's whitewater rivers. "The ...read more

Did you hear?... Extrasport pledges $1,000 to American Whitewater

Extrasport has pledged $1,000 to American Whitewater to support the group's conservation and access initiatives for 2001-02. The two will kick off their partnership with the first Extrasport Challenge, a multi-discipline freestyle event on Oct. 20-21 on the Russell Fork River, ...read more

Did you hear?... American Whitewater will receive unrestricted funds from Confluence

American Whitewater will be receiving $11,000 in unrestricted funds from corporate sponsor Confluence to support American Whitewater’s conservation and access efforts. Confluence joins Patagonia, Immersion Research, the Nantahala Outdoor Center, Watershed, Werner, Mountain Surf ...read more

Did you hear?... Robins explains decision to manufacture Harmony paddles in Mexico

When calls began filtering in to the SNEWS® offices wondering about why Harmony paddles are now being made in Mexico, we got on the phone to Duncan Robins, head of WaterMark's Gear division located in Arcata, Calif. -- Yakima racks, Earliest Explorers bike trailers, joggers and ...read more

Outdoor: Did you hear?...

>> SIA President David Ingemie called SNEWS to let us know that as of Nov. 10 the SIA.04 SnowSports Show is sold out. The association is already placing exhibitors that don't have confirmed booth space on the waiting list. SNEWS View: This marks the first time SIA has been sold ...read more

Outdoor: Did you hear?…

For the week of Oct. 19-25 >> GERMANY -- The production at Malden Mill's Goerlitz Fleece facility in Germany will continue through at least the end of November, according to a report on Oct. 16 in the local Saechsische newspaper. Negotiations are currently underway regarding ...read more

Outdoor: Did you hear?…

For the week of March 29-April 4 >> For the second year in a row, the SIA.06 SnowSports Show is officially sold out, according to SnowSports Industries America (SIA). To date, more than 320,000 square feet has been sold with exhibitors on tap to showcase more than 750 brands at ...read more

Did you hear?... My Fitness Trainer "Fit America" contest open for sponsors, entrants

A fledgling fitness and training website is promoting a free contest where entrants can try to get fit and lose weight using any program they choose -- and can win prizes based not necessarily on most weight lost or any dramatic result but rather on success. Already Nautilus has ...read more