August saw lots of big headlines, from the passing of a beloved colleague to the announcement that REI's brand-new headquarters was up for sale before a single employee had stepped onto the campus. Here are the stories that drew the most attention this month, ranked from highest to lowest in traffic.

1. Former president of Smartwool, Mark Satkiewicz, dies at age 51

2. Behind REI's decision to abandon its new eight-acre, state-of-the-art campus

3. The shady world of pro deals

4. The Voice 50: The hottest gear of next season

5. Independent reps spend thousands on samples. Fair deal, or total scam?

6. Acting National Park Service Director announces abrupt retirement

7. How the pandemic will affect the industry for years to come

8. Grassroots introduces a powerful new buying tool for members

9. The change makers: Industry players disrupting the status quo

10. The Great American Outdoors Act has become law

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