Industry headlines: Intriguing reads from around the web

Suspicious story: Doubts have arisen surrounding the survival story of a woman who was rescued from Zion National Park last week. [The Independent]

Vintage gear stash: This Brooklyn couple is running a retro gear shop out of their basement. [Gear Patrol]

REI expanding in Colorado: The retailer is making some big upgrades to its lone Colorado Spring location. [The Gazette]

Arc’teryx grows in NYC: The brand is opening up a second location in the Flatiron District, its second in Manhattan. [Commercial Observer]

Getting girls outside: Adventure Ready Brands has set a new goal of getting 1 million girls outside by 2025 through an initiative called Adventure Ready Girls.

Helping employees vote: Pocket Outdoor Media, SNEWS’ parent company, has given its 220 employees the day off on November 3 to encourage voting.

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Industry Buzz: SOAR Act, new REI, crisis in Bangladesh, national park tragedy, Phil Powers, Columbia, OR Online education sessions

Industry headlines: Intriguing reads from around the web SOAR Act advances: A new bill that would simplify permitting for outdoor recreation on public lands has passed the U.S. House Committee on Natural Resources and moved to the floor of the House of Representatives. [America more

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Industry Buzz: Colorado fires rage, HydroFlask wins national parks award, tech's effects on the outdoors, a new outdoor industry partnership

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 more

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Industry Buzz: Missing hiker found, wildfire update, climate change on the ballot, Camber's new board leaders, CABDA show postponed, payment plans for outdoor gear

Industry headlines: Intriguing reads from around the web Missing hiker found alive: A 38-year-old woman who went missing in Zion National Park almost two weeks ago was discovered alive over the weekend. [CNN] Climate change and the election: Follow this comprehensive guide to more

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Industry Buzz: MEC sale finalized, voting to protect the outdoors, free national park entry, ConnectHub opens to vendors and retailers, Pocket Outdoor Media expands

Industry headlines: Intriguing reads from around the web MEC sale finalized: Kingswood Capital Management, a U.S. investment firm, has completed its acquisition of Mountain Equipment Co-op despite a large grassroots effort to save the struggling retailer. Voting to protect the more


Industry Buzz: Malcolm Daly, REI x West Elm, recycling examined, protect mountain economies, Nikki Smith

Industry headlines: Intriguing reads from around the web Update on Malcolm Daly: Our colleague is still doing well and making progress. Thanks to the generosity of his therapists, he will receive another 30 days of care before being discharged. Also, today is his birthday! Show more

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Industry Buzz: Latria Graham speaks out, get paid $50K to explore parks, outdoor subscription for women, outdoor education jobs

Industry headlines: Intriguing reads from around the web Latria Graham responds: After publishing a groundbreaking essay in Outside two years ago, the writer and activist has responded to the flood of readers who encountered her original piece and asked for advice about more

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Industry Buzz: Unpaid internships must go, Great American Outdoors Act, New Mexico wins grant money, insurance for skiers, algal bloom in Zion

Industry headlines: Intriguing reads from around the web Outdoor industry, pay your interns: Jon Stewart explains why unpaid internships propagate inequality, a reality many outdoor companies might do well to consider. Parks grapple with safety: Americans are impatient to visit 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

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Industry Buzz: Subscriptions for shoes, hikers trash the Appalachian Trail, an eye-opening U.S. climate map, outdoor companies acquire gun brands

Industry headlines: Intriguing reads from around the web A new way to sell shoes: The Swiss footwear company On Running is trying out a new business model for the shoe industry, borrowed from Silicon Valley—subscription memberships. [Outside Online] Respecting the Appalachian more