Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows Appoints Ron Cohen President & COO

Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows and Alterra Mountain Co. announced Wednesday that Ron Cohen has been named president and COO of Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows. Cohen, who has served as interim president and COO at the resort since April, will move into the permanent position effective immediately.

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July Retail Sales Increase 4.9 Percent Over 2017

July retail sales were up 0.4 percent seasonally adjusted from June and increased 4.9 percent unadjusted year-over-year, giving the industry a solid kickoff for the third quarter as consumers continued to spend despite concerns about the growing trade war, the National Retail Federation said Wednesday.

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REI To Open First Store In Memphis, TN

Outdoor co-op REI will open the company’s first store in Memphis, TN, on August 24. The new 23,000-square-foot store will offer a wide assortment of quality outdoor gear, experiences and expertise, as well as a full-service bike shop.

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In Pursuit Of The Great Outdoors … Series Wrapup

This past weekend, The Outbound Collective held the organization’s second and final Pursuit Series event of 2018 in Bear Valley, CA. The event was a sell-out, with 500 Pursuers joining together for the ultimate adult summer camp.

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America’s Cup Announces 2018 Hall of Fame Inductees

The Herreshoff Marine Museum/America’s Cup Hall of Fame will induct John K. Marshall, Doug Peterson, Syd Fischer and Ken McAlpine into the America’s Cup Hall of Fame on August 31, 2018 at the Royal Yacht Squadron in Cowes, England.

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Best Coast To Headline REI Outessafest

Best Coast joins REI Outessafest as a headliner at Patuxent River Park in the Washington, D.C., area and, along with Mavis Staples, at Shakori Hills in North Carolina. Best Coast’s singer/songwriter/guitarist Bethany Cosentino and guitarist Bobb Bruno recently released their third full-length album, “California Nights.”

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