Industry headlines: Intriguing reads from around the web

Rock and Ice publisher steps down: A shocking admission by the publication’s leader precipitated the resignation.

Anti-environmentalist heads Bureau of Land Management: William Perry Pendley, a noted climate denier, was appointed by the White House last week to lead the agency.

Park ranger kills Colorado man: An employee at Carlsbad National Park shot and killed a young man from Colorado in March. After months of silence from the National Park Service, the family is now seeking answers. [CBS Denver]

Rival bike conference set for next year: PeopleForBikes and Sea Otter Classic have scheduled competing events for next April—both in California. [Bicycle Retailer]

Vail Resorts harnesses wind energy: The ski resort company has moved closer to its goal of operating on 100 percent renewable electricity by opening a wind farm in Colorado.

Remembering Gordon Davison: The co-founder of the outdoor brand Berghaus died late last month at age 85. [Grough]

TGR announces new retail location: Teton Gravity Research is opening a new retail concept in Bozeman, Montana, that will offer men’s, women’s, and children’s apparel; performance gear; headgear; and optics. 

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A conversation with Massimo Alpian: The public relations director at OutsidePR comments on the state of LGBTQIA+ inclusion in the outdoor industry.

A bleak future for the guiding industry: A new survey indicates dark times ahead.

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