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- President Donald Trump proposed tariffs on all imports from China, including outdoor footwear and apparel; the public comment period starts in June. Outdoor Industry Association encourages companies to take action, either by writing to officials, submitting comments, or testifying.
- On May 15, Kami Rita Sherpa led his 23rd ascent up Mt. Everest, breaking the record he himself set the previous year.
- Outdoor adventurers and athletes in Washington, D.C. will educate members of Congress on the importance of protecting our public lands and waters and the need to restore protections to the Arctic Refuge coastal plain.
- It's the last week to enter Teton Gravity Research's Tough Fun Contest, and there is still one all-expense paid trip up for grabs. All you have to do is come up with a killer idea for a short film. Submit your ideas here.
- Tailwind Nutrition received the 2019 Governor’s Award for Excellence in Exporting. “It is an honor to be recognized by the Governor’s office, the World Trade Center Denver, and OEDIT for the hard work our Durango team, international partners, and distributors have been doing to expand into international markets,” said Jenny Vierling, co-founder of Tailwind Nutrition. “We are very proud of our contribution to Colorado’s economic presence globally.”
- Dongah Aluminum Corporation (DAC) has adopted the Higg Index, proving their longterm commitment to sustainable practices, according to a recent press release.
- Columbia Sportswear is opening its first brand-only store in Meridian, Idaho.
- After 17 years of business, Canada's company-with-a-purpose Sitka has changed its name to ecologyst to avoid future conflict with U.S.-based hunting apparel giant Sitka Gear.
- The U.S. Department of the Interior today renewed two mining leases near the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, inciting immediate denunciation from various outdoor and conservation groups.
- Cotopaxi has been recognized as one of 46 companies on Women Tech Council's 2019 Shatter List. The Shatter List showcases companies that are leveling the playing technology field for women by "building inclusive cultures with meaningful measures that help women break and surpass the glass ceiling in technology."
- Corey Buhay takes on the Ice Climbing World Cup as a beginner.
- Frank Hugelmeyer resigned as president of the the RV Industry Association (RVIA) to become president and CEO of the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA). Chairman Garry Enyart assures members that there is a strong leadership team in place for the transition.