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- One of our own: SNEWS Assistant Editor Amelia Arvesen was featured in Voyage Denver's Most Inspiring Stories. She talks about how she came to the outdoor industry, challenges along the way, and the Plastic Impact Alliance and Promise.
- BACKPACKER celebrated its second annual National Summit Day on Saturday. Editors reached the top of Mt. Neva at 12,821 feet. If you share pictures of your hike, you could be featured in the magazine.
- New pop-up gear shop: Two women in Duluth open Great Lakes Gear Exchange every month, providing customers with consignment outdoor gear. They hope to expand.
- Class-action lawsuit: A Kentucky law firm is trying to find people who have suffered head injuries while wearing helmets lacking lacking new anti-concussion technology like MIPS.
- Retailer rebrand: E-commerce retailer Backcountry Edge, based in Pennsylvania, is now known as Enwild.
- National Park news: Researchers discovered a dangerous strain of bacteria in Hot Springs National Park, prompting a closure. A Romanian tourist died after falling near a waterfall in Yosemite National Park this weekend.
- Purist has partnered with p:ear, a long-standing organization that mentors homeless youth in Portland, Oregon. The partnership marking the first step of a project aimed at amplifying the messages of non-profit organizations focused on issues such as social justice, youth development, sustainable farming, and other causes.
- Inclusivity in the outdoors: Our favorite backcountry drag queen Pattie Gonia had a refreshing encounter this weekend in the wild.