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- It's October and Congress didn't reauthorize the Land and Water Conservation Fund, which means the 50-year conservation legacy has expired. This is a major blow to our industry, according to Outdoor Industry Association.
- Shout out to Tucson, Arizona's Summit Hut. The retailer raised money for several Southern Arizona organizations. Customers purchased wooden nickels for $10 each to donate to four nonprofits, and Patagonia added $50 each. “It’s just a matter of coming to terms with all parts of the environment and the outdoors, and giving money back to them that kind of gives back to what we get from the fun and the enjoyment that we have outdoors,” Co-owner Dana Davis told KVOA.
- Warren Miller Entertainment's latest film "Face of Winter" premieres worldwide on Oct. 12 at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall in downtown Portland, Oregon. Chaos Headwear with CTR-Chaos Thermal Regulation is the official headwear sponsor for its 69th annual feature film U.S. tour. Watch the trailer here.
- Decathlon is joining RE100, a global initiative by The Climate Group that unites 144 businesses committed to using renewable electricity to accelerate the shift to a low carbon economy. The French company is committing to sourcing 100 percent of its electricity—covering all retail and logistics sites around the world—from renewable sources by 2026.
- Alterra Mountain Company closed on the purchase of Crystal Mountain Resort in Washington, bringing the company’s total to 14 year-round mountain destinations throughout North America, including the world’s largest heli-skiing operation. The mountain is accessible through the Ikon Pass with no blackout dates.
- Three people are missing after a helicopter crashed near the western boundary of Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve in Alaska. A 14-year-old survived the crash and was flown to a hospital. The helicopter also had two adults and another adolescent.
- And lastly, we couldn't help but click on the story with this headline: Mountain Goats Are Being Airlifted Out of a National Park Because They Crave Human Pee.