Industry headlines: Intriguing reads from around the web

Colorado fires get worse: The Centennial State is fighting its largest wildfire in history. [Vox]

Hydro Flask wins prestigious award: The brand recently received the National Park Trust American Park Experience Award. It’s the first time in history a for-profit company has received the honor.

Technology and the outdoors: New tech advances are reshaping the way we approach outdoor recreation. [Fast Company]

Outdoor orgs team up: Outdoor Writers Association of America and Outdoor Recreation Roundtable have formed a new partnership to help capitalize on their aligning missions.

Support access to the outdoors: KIND Bar and BACKPACKER have come together to promote National Take a Hike Day and raise money for Big City Mountaineers, a group that helps young people enjoy parks, trails, and public lands. [BACKPACKER]

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The SHOT Show is on: The in-person trade show (which hosted more than 60,000 people last year) is still scheduled to run as planned in Vegas this January. 

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