Stories tagged: rei
Fri., Sept. 20, 2019
Mead High School graduate Nathan Isaac, a cancer survivor, has designed hats and beanies recently stocked at five flagship REI stores and online. A percentage of sales from Stalyon products …
Wed., April 10, 2019
A documentary film following Spokane’s Brad Thiessen’s recovery from brain cancer will be shown Friday at REI (1125 N. Monroe St.)
UPDATED: Wed., April 10, 2019
Despite a business environment that is increasingly hostile to physical retailers, REI is delivering impressive results.
Tue., Feb. 12, 2019
Officials say the president and CEO of outdoor retailer REI has resigned for failing to disclose a relationship he had with the head of another organization in the outdoor industry
Thu., Jan. 31, 2019
Two years after jumping into a fight with the Trump administration over public lands, the U.S. outdoor industry is turning up the political pressure – though its impact is difficult …
Fri., Nov. 23, 2018
Spokane has been ranked one as of the best U.S. cities for outdoor access.
Wed., Oct. 31, 2018
REI will host a Pray for Snow party on Nov. 11. Those in attendance can wear retro ski outfits and have a chance at winning prizes from REI.
Mon., June 25, 2018
REI has given $15,000 in grants toward mountain biking and climbing projects in the Spokane area.
Mon., April 9, 2018
By the fall of 2020, every tent REI sells will be free of harmful flame-retardant chemicals. Sunscreens will not contain coral-reef-bleaching oxybenzone. Wool or down products will come from humanely …
UPDATED: Fri., March 2, 2018
Public pressure against companies connected to the gun industry following last month’s school shooting in Florida has hit an unlikely target: REI, the outdoors co-op better known for its public …
UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 5, 2017
Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke on Tuesday accused outdoor retailer Patagonia of lying when it said that President Donald Trump “stole your land” by shrinking two national monuments in Utah by …
Sat., Nov. 4, 2017
Finding quality outdoor gear at a price that won’t cause shock seems nearly impossible nowadays. Advancements in durability, weight reduction, and tech invariably push retail costs higher.
Sun., April 9, 2017
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
REI’s classes in “Surviving a Zombie Apocalypse” could come in handy the day after Election Day.
Mon., Oct. 24, 2016
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
SpokeFest on Sunday will move its start and finish lines to Kendall Yards because of construction in Riverfront Park.
Tue., Aug. 9, 2016
Avid campers share their best advice for gourmet camp meals.
Wed., March 30, 2016
Officials with REI say they’ve chosen Bellevue as the site of their new headquarters.
Tue., March 15, 2016
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 …