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TUESDAY, OCT. 27, 2015

MONDAY, JULY 20, 2015

MONDAY, JUNE 15, 2015

Volunteers work on Trail 10 above the Spokane River during a National Trails Day project June 14, 2015, sponsored by Riverside State Park and REI.  (Rika Ream)

Trails Day volunteers dig into Riverside State Park

TRAILS -- About 100 volunteers turned out Sunday to brave the heat and dust as they put their muscle into upgrading Trail 100 in Riveside State Park, said Carol Christensen, Outreach coordinator for REI Spokane. Partner organizations included Washington Trails Association, Backcountry Horsemen, Spokane Mountaineers,...

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TUESDAY, MARCH 24, 2015

Two floors of merchandise are featured at the flagship Recreational Equipment, Inc. store in Seattle, March 13, 2006. Started as a basement co-op in 1938 by Seattle climbing buddies, Recreational Equipment Inc. has grown to become the powerhouse in specialty outdoor retailing. In 2005, the co-op cleared  $1 billion in sales. In 2014, sales hit $2.2 billion. (Associated Press)

REI racks up record year selling outdoor gear

OUTDOOR RETAILING -- The funky economy couldn't keep outdoors enthusiasts cowering for long. Recreational Equipment, Inc., says its sales soared to $2.2 billion, up 9.9 percent from 2013 — the biggest annual increase since 2010, when the Kent-based retailer and its customers were bouncing back...

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TUESDAY, DEC. 9, 2014

THURSDAY, MARCH 20, 2014

Seven Summits climber speaks Friday at REI

CLIMBING -- Looking for a diversion from basketball? Check this out: Friday (March 21): John Mauro, the 65th American to climb the highest peak on all seven continents, will recount his expeditions, including his 2013 ascent of Everest, 7 p.m., at REI,1125 N. Monroe. He...

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MONDAY, OCT. 8, 2012

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WEDNESDAY, AUG. 22, 2012

REI Outreach Specialist Carol Christensen, center, from REI Spokane, presents Chris Guidotti, Riverside State Park ranger, and Volunteer Coordinator Jake Graham a $10,000 grant. (Courtesy REI)

Beacon Hill trails get $4K boost from REI 

PARKS -- Trail rehabilitation and restoration projects around Beacon Hill and Camp Sekani are getting a boost from the REI store in Spokane. The store's presented $4,464 to the Spokane Parks & Recreation board for use in the popular mountain biking and hiking area. This...

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TUESDAY, JULY 24, 2012

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THURSDAY, MAY 31, 2012

THURSDAY, APRIL 19, 2012

MONDAY, APRIL 9, 2012

Jeff Kruse and his daughter Ariana remove weeds during the community work project at the Dishman Hills Natural Area on Saturday, April 9, 2011. More than 330 people volunteered to help. The event was sponsored by REI and several outdoor groups.
 (Rich Landers)

Dishman Hills to get TLC; join the group

WHAT: Dishman Hills Natural Area Cleanup, sponsored by REI. WHEN: April 22, 1 p.m.-4 p.m. WHERE: Dishman Hills Natural Area, Camp Caro, 625 S. Sargent Road, Spokane Valley WHO: Community groups and volunteers needed. About 340 helpers made a big difference last year in the...

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