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- Cotopaxi is living up to their creed to Do Good. They announced in a recent press release that they will adopt the Higg Index standard in an effort to increase sustainability efforts.
- The Mountain Pact Executive Director Anna Peterson is urging members of Congress to continue supporting the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) as the Trump administration’s 2020 Fiscal Year budget slashes America’s best conservation program.
- Colorado’s longest-tenured trail running series will serve as the unofficial summer kick off for mountain racers when it opens on Saturday, backed by a new title sponsor and boasting ambitions to reach a wider audience well beyond Eagle County. The 2019 Dynafit Vail Trail Running Series will open with the Boneyard Boogie 11K Trail Run, the first of seven races stretching from May through September in the Vail Valley.
- The saying goes, "If you see something, say something," and now you can. The Bureau of Land Management has launched a tip line to report suspicious activity on public lands in Southwest Colorado, so keep your eyes peeled.
- The Outdoor Industry Association has a new landing page that houses the latest information on all Outdoor Recreation offices, including Utah, Colorado, and Washington.
- A climber attempted to scale the Eiffel Tower on Monday with no ropes or gear of any kind. Intentions behind the climb are still unclear, though officials say the man was threatening suicide before they brought him inside.
- Edwin Drummond, the legendary climber, activist, and poet, died at age 73. Drummond, best known for scaling monuments like the Statue of Liberty, was a well-known climber and used his skills to bring awareness to causes he thought were important.
- Skier and friend of the industry Sam Coffey passed away unexpectedly at 29 after suffering a series of strokes.
- Seirus Innovations founder and president, Mike Carey, was been inducted into the Santa Clara Hall of Fame. Carey started as a running back for Santa Clara University's football team and eventually became the first African American to referee the Superbowl in 2008. Simultaneously, he developed and launched Seirus Innovations, a brand focused on delivering premium products designed to enhance the comfort and performance of outdoor enthusiasts. Carey attributes the honor of this recognition to the talented people and crews that surrounded him throughout his career.
- Jim Angeles was recruited by BLACKYAK for North American sales representation in the Rocky Mountains. "Jim knows what it takes to build a brand from the ground up," said Jeff Krahenbuhl, North American sales manager. "He can genuinely speak to a CEO or to a shop kid about BLACKYAK's premium technical apparel."
- OOFOS announced that as part of their Project Pink for Breast Cancer Research program, the footwear company will donate 3 percent of every online sale to breast cancer research at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute through April 2020.
- And lastly, find out how David Cicotello survived six days trapped high on a ledge in a Utah canyon, with no rope and no way to call for help in the latest episode of BACKPACKER's Out Alive Podcast: Stranded on a Ledge.