Stories tagged: REI
Sun., April 9, 2017, 6 a.m.
REI aims to get more women outdoors
REI has announced a refocus on women. The company, full name Recreational Equipment Inc., is a co-op with millions of members and billions of dollars in revenue.
Wed., Oct. 26, 2016, 3:36 p.m.
Doug Clark: REI’s zombie-survival lessons could come in handy after Election Day
REI’s classes in “Surviving a Zombie Apocalypse” could come in handy the day after Election Day.
Mon., Oct. 24, 2016, 8:52 a.m.
REI to close again for Black Friday
NEW YORK – Specialty outdoor retailer REI will keep its stores closed on the day after Thanksgiving for the second straight year, even though it’s one of the busiest shopping …
Fri., Sept. 9, 2016, 3:05 p.m.
SpokeFest moves to Kendall Yards
SpokeFest on Sunday will move its start and finish lines to Kendall Yards because of construction in Riverfront Park.
Tue., Aug. 9, 2016, 7 p.m.
‘You gotta bring cheese’ – and other tips for elevating campsite cuisine
Avid campers share their best advice for gourmet camp meals.
Wed., March 30, 2016, 4:17 p.m.
REI plans to move headquarters to Bellevue from Kent
Officials with REI say they’ve chosen Bellevue as the site of their new headquarters.
Tue., March 15, 2016, 9:21 a.m.
REI reaches new peak in revenue and dividends
Fueled in part by more than a million new members, REI reported record revenue in 2015 and a record amount given back to its members.
Sun., Feb. 7, 2016
As REI thrives, does it have members or merely shoppers?
REI’s original democratic fervor seems to have stayed at base camp as the Seattle outdoor gear co-op copes with rapid growth.
Fri., Nov. 27, 2015, 8:26 p.m.
Some families avoid the Black Friday shopping crush and head outdoors
Many Inland Northwest residents headed outside Friday to celebrate the region’s natural beauty. Some were inspired by outdoor retailer REI, which closed its stores so employees could take a paid …
UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 23, 2015, 8:21 a.m.
Live ones hear how to remain that way at REI
So it turns out dealing with the end of the world as we know it might be a lot like coping with a decidedly less exotic disaster. At least that’s …
Thu., March 26, 2015, 8:11 a.m.
Whittaker legend lives on 50 years after Kennedy climb
On Tuesday, Bobby Whittaker, 48, was driving from his Seattle home for a morning workout on Mount Si when he answered the phone. “It’s a 4-mile grunt with 3,150 feet …
Sun., Nov. 2, 2014
Spin Control: Spokane Valley spits centrist bit
Picking up a slightly dated copy of USA Today last week made me wonder if I’d been away from Eastern Washington so long a seismic shift in the body politic …
Thu., Feb. 7, 2013
Obama’s Interior pick is REI boss
WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama’s choice for Interior secretary is a lifelong outdoors enthusiast from the Seattle area who likes to bike, ski and climb mountains. As president and chief …
Sun., Jan. 6, 2013
Out & About: 238 bird species tallied in Spokane County ‘Big Year’
OUTCOUNT – Unless there’s a stray report still to come in, Inland Northwest Birders and Spokane Audubon tallied 238 species in their 2012 Spokane County “Big Year” effort to spot …
Sun., Oct. 7, 2012
Field reports: Volunteers spiff up Spokane River, Dishman Hills
OUTSTANDING – Volunteers celebrated National Public Lands Day in a big way last weekend with hard-working turnouts for two major annual events: • Dishman Hills Service Day – About 60 …
Sun., April 1, 2012, 6:20 a.m.
Out & About: Chapman Lake may not reopen
OUTCRY – Chapman Lake, a popular trout, kokanee and spiny ray fishing lake south of Cheney, may not reopen for public access this season. The family-operated Chapman Lake Resort did …
Sun., Feb. 19, 2012, 7:15 a.m.
Tips for buying modern snowshoes
Modern snowshoes with light aluminum frames and easy-entry bindings with crampons for traction are a pleasure to use with virtually no maintenance. Here are some factors to consider when buying …
Sun., Dec. 19, 2010
An outdoorsman’s guide for putting satellite navigation to work
Maybe you’ll get a GPS device as a holiday gift. Or maybe you were given one last year, but you still haven’t figured out how to use it to navigate …
Sun., Aug. 9, 2009
Record rainbow caught in Idaho
FISHING – Michelle Larsen-Williams of Pingree, Idaho, broke a 61-year-old state record on July 29 when she landed a 20-pound rainbow trout on the Snake River just above American Falls …