REI loses a store to the pandemic: The brand’s Westminster, Colorado, location is closing as a direct result of coronavirus-related difficulties. [BusinessDen]

Out of the wild: The mythical “magic bus” featured in the book and film Into the Wild has been airlifted out of the Alaskan interior due to safety concerns. [The New York Times]

Remembering Laurent Boix-Vives: Rossignol Group has announced the passing of its legendary former president and 50-year company leader.

How to be an outdoor dad: To celebrate Father’s Day, Teton Gravity Research co-founder Todd Jones opened up about raising kids “in the world of extreme skiing, mountain biking, and family road trips.” [Elevation Outdoors]

Watersports lift the economy: The group Business for Water Stewardship has released a report that estimates the annual value of water-related recreation in Colorado at nearly $18 billion. [The Denver Post]

Investing in outdoor: An op-ed from 14 industry leaders outlines how fixing the outdoors can fix our economy. [Outside Online]

Ski resort adaptations: Just like what happens after a bad snow year, the trials of the pandemic will likely lead to new types of problem solving and creative thinking at ski resorts. [SKI]