Accused of murder: Dean Cummings, a celebrated skier and peer of Doug Coombs, has been charged with the murder of a man in New Mexico. [Outside Online]

Jeremy Jones’ brilliance: The pro snowboarder is using political tactics typically associated with right-wingers to help fight climate change. [Vice]

Everest mismanaged: After a series of shocking deaths last year, the Nepalese government promised new safety regulations, but they’ve been delayed for unknown reasons. [The New York Times]

Underdog victory: A rookie with no winter racing experience won the Iditarod Trail Invitational 350 race in Alaska. [Gear Junkie]

Planet-saving innovators: Meet Grist's annual selection of “Fixers,” 50 people who are “shaking up environmental policy, the food system, the clean-energy sector, art, commerce, and more.” [Grist]

Crowdfunding disaster: The stranger-than-fiction tale of the iBackpack starts with a promise of high-tech gear and ends with a federal investigation. [The Verge]

Help clean a river: United By Blue's 2020 Waterway Cleanup Tour schedule is now live.

The pervasiveness of plastic: One writer chronicles his successes and failures trying to live plastic-free for a week. [Los Angeles Times]

Hilarious park reviews: After an underwhelmed Yelper gave the Grand Canyon a one-star review, a brilliant Instagram account popped up to sell prints of other negative national park testimonials.


Blue mountains in the haze

Industry Buzz: CEO pay cut, national park infections, ski goggles as PPE, Jeremy Jones, a tragic coronavirus death

Industry headlines: Intriguing reads from around the web A CEO sacrifice: Columbia’s CEO, Tim Boyle, has slashed his annual pay to $10K to keep paychecks flowing to retail employees. [The Oregonian] Close the parks: The Coalition to Protect America’s National Parks has sent a more

Outdoor City at Mt. Bachelor

Industry Buzz: Outdoor City, Jeremy Jones and POW, Rue Mapp, PrimaLoft, Rumpl, and more

Keep up by reading Industry Buzz. Here are today's top headlines: Have a news tip? Email us at This weekend: SNEWS Assistant Editor Amelia Arvesen is heading to Bend, Oregon, to attend a new outdoor festival called Outdoor City USA. Bikes will be abundant, more

Blue mountains with a road leading into them and a white van in the distance.

Industry Buzz: BIPOC grants, prAna pledges to cut plastic, ORR lobbies presidential campaigns, Ikon Pass wins Telly Award, new REI

Industry headlines: Intriguing reads from around the web Grants for BIPOC students: A $34K VF Corporation grant awarded to Colorado Mesa University’s new Outdoor Recreation Industry Studies program will be used for scholarships aimed at promoting diversity in the industry. [CMU more

Misty pine trees and mountains against an orange sunset

Industry Buzz: Outdoor companies make medical supplies, Everest, national park closures, RockyMounts

The best of SNEWS: Top stories we've published recently Should Outdoor Retailer be cancelled?: We asked you if the OR Summer Market should go on as planned, be postponed, or be cancelled all together. Sixty percent agreed on one definitive answer. What do you think? Eddie Bauer more

A tag on a Patagonia shirt being lifted to reveal a message on the underside: "Vote the assholes out."

Industry Buzz: Patagonia hides political message on clothing tags, body recovered in Colorado, ski ticket changes, Jeremy Jones, outdoor voters

Industry headlines: Intriguing reads from around the web Vote the assholes out: Patagonia hid a provocative message on the back of some clothing tags this season. People just recently noticed, and the revelation is now making waves on the internet. [BACKPACKER] Body recovered in more

Everest horn

Industry Buzz: Everest rules, Jeremy Renner, POW, OutsidePR, deadly rockfall, and more

Keep up by reading Industry Buzz. Here are today's top headlines: Have a news tip? Email us at Potential new rules on Everest: Nepal’s Ministry of Tourism announced proposed changes for guiding and climbing Everest during the spring 2020 season, Alan more

Saguaro National Park sunset

Industry Buzz: #ParkSunsetWars, Vista Outdoor, United By Blue, tariffs, grizzly bears, Half Dome hiker death, and more

Don't go a day without reading Industry Buzz. Here are today's top headlines: Have a news tip? We've created a new form where you can submit tips and story ideas. In a routine filing to the Securities and Exchange Commission, Vista Outdoor said future boycotts of its outdoor more

Yosemite Valley

Industry Buzz: PPE resources, Outdoor State of Mind, death to the plastic cup, virtual adventuring

How to start making PPE: Register for a webinar on Tuesday, April 14 by OIA and SIA about pivoting your business to produce tools for healthcare workers in need. Outdoor State of Mind: To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first Earth Day, Protect Our Winters is launching a more


Industry Buzz: Remeasuring Everest, Boston Marathon cancelled, Great American Outdoors Act, bike sales

Industry headlines: Intriguing reads from around the web Updating Everest’s height: A team of researchers has summited the mountain to remeasure the peak’s height. A longstanding number could soon change. [Outside Online] The Boston Marathon is canceled: For first time in more