Coronavirus strains Mountain House supply chain: As coronavirus panic stirs, the backpacking food company Mountain House was forced to temporarily shut down its website in response to overwhelming demand for its freeze-dried food. [Outside Online]

Coronavirus travel tips: Traveling during the coronavirus outbreak is a challenge many of us will face. Prepare yourself with these five tips for doing it safely. [HiTravelTales.com]

The promise of a waste-free trade show: The Big Gear Show has announced some ambitious sustainability plans ahead of its debut in Salt Lake City, including a shift to zero-waste operations within three years. 

Colorado inches toward a permanent OREC office: A bill aimed at establishing Colorado’s Outdoor Recreation Industry Office as a permanent fixture of the state government is one step closer to becoming law. [Kiowa County Press]

A legacy retailer hangs its “For Sale” sign: The specialty outdoor retailer Hyperspud Sports in Moscow, Idaho—one of the city’s oldest businesses, dating to 1989—has gone up for sale. [Moscow-Pullman Daily News]

The front of Hyperspud Sports in Moscow, Idaho

Hyperspud Sports, which recently went up for sale, is one of the oldest stores in Moscow, Idaho.

Changing lives in the Himalayas: George Basch, founder of the Himalayan Stove Project, is turning 83. To celebrate his birthday, he’s asking for donations to the HSP— a nonprofit that provides clean, fuel-efficient cook stoves to people living in remote villages near Mount Everest. 

Sticker shock in the ski industry: The ski industry has largely modeled its pricing strategy on the airline and hotel industries, with big discounts for buying far in advance. The consequences of this decision have shaped business in wide-ranging ways. [Intelligencer]

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