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- TGR goes green: Teton Gravity Research announced that they have flipped the switch to 100 percent local green energy at their Wilson, Wyoming-based headquarters. This decision ensures that all of the electricity purchased by TGR is through verified Green Power sources. In this case, Horse Butte Wind Farm outside Idaho Falls, Idaho, Pleasant Valley Wind Farm in Evanston, Wyoming, and Swift and Strawberry Creek micro-hydro facilities in Star Valley, Wyoming. In additional, TGR is celebrating its 10 year of carbon neutrality through EarlyBird Power. This year’s offsets represent the entire carbon output from all activities emitted during the film production process, which includes global commercial travel, helicopter and snow machine use. Both TGR and EarlyBird Power are members of the Plastic Impact Alliance.
- Obituary: Gert Boyle, former CEO of Columbia Sportswear, died on Sunday at the age of 95. Nancy Bouchard wrote a beautiful tribute to the One Tough Mother.
- New ownership: Teton Mountaineering Founder Chuck Schaap recently sold his shop to his longtime manager, Rex Hong. "I certainly believe in the heritage of the shop and want to continue that forward," Hong told Jackson Hole News & Guide.
- Caught avoiding tariffs: Customs officials in Vietnam seized a shipment of more than 300 bikes for labeling them as "Made in Vietnam" rather than "Made in China." Millions of dollars worth of China-made outdoor goods including bikes are subject to new tariffs under the Trump administration.
- Elyse Rylander announced on Facebook that she is resigning from her post as executive director of OUT There Adventures, a nonprofit supporting queer youth to get outside. She said she is the new partnership manager at Camber Outdoors. "It has been a great journey for OTA and all the kiddos we have served, and I am immensely proud of the impact we have made."
- Rocky Mountain Underground is taking its ski shop-taproom concept to Whistler. "We've had long-time roots in Whistler. Right when we first got started, our first-ever distributor in Canada was based in Whistler. Then, as the company grew, all of our sales managers were in Vancouver," Founder Mike Waesche told PIQUE. "In many ways, Whistler feels like home already."
- The Access Fund added new members to its board of directors. Nikki Smith has been climbing for over 27 years and has been documenting the climbing world for more than 16 years through her photography, guidebooks, and writing. Ed Shapiro has been a climber for over 25 years and is a long-time Access Fund supporter.