Industry headlines: Intriguing reads from around the web

REI opens new location: A new store is set to open in Billings, Montana—the latest move in a series of big changes for retailers grappling with the effects of the pandemic. [Billings Gazette]

Confronting John Muir’s racism: The Sierra Club says it will begin to reckon with its founder’s problematic record of intolerant remarks. [Adventure Journal]

Malcolm Daly update: A recent post on Malcolm’s GoFundMe page confirmed that our colleague arrived home from rehab this week and is in good spirits.

Injured hiker rescued from Joshua Tree: A man stranded in the desert for 40 hours with a broken leg recorded the ordeal on his cell phone. [KESQ]

The future of Latino Outdoors: The leaders of the national organization say they want to continue growing the group in a way that caters to outdoor lovers of all types. [Outside Online]

Kelty helps the newbies: The backpack brand has released a new series of videos to introduce novices to the sport.

Bolstering “reuse and repair” businesses: The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality recently awarded roughly $125,000 to 13 businesses in the state’s “repair and reuse” industry, including several in the outdoor sector. [KTVZ]

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House passes Great American Outdoors Act: The landmark conservation bill is now all but certain to be signed into law.

2020 Inspiration Awards: Outdoor Retailer announced the winners of its annual industry awards this week.

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