Stories tagged: REI
Wed., April 10, 2019, 4:45 p.m.
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, 12:49 p.m.
Despite a business environment that is increasingly hostile to physical retailers, REI is delivering impressive results.
Tue., Feb. 12, 2019, 3:42 p.m.
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, 11:22 a.m.
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, 5:30 a.m.
Spokane has been ranked one as of the best U.S. cities for outdoor access.
Wed., Oct. 31, 2018, 5:05 p.m.
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, 6 a.m.
REI has given $15,000 in grants toward mountain biking and climbing projects in the Spokane area.
Mon., April 9, 2018, 10:28 a.m.
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, 5:05 p.m.
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, 4:46 p.m.
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, 3:44 p.m.
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, 6 a.m.
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.
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.
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 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.
Avid campers share their best advice for gourmet camp meals.
Wed., March 30, 2016, 4:17 p.m.
Officials with REI say they’ve chosen Bellevue as the site of their new headquarters.
Tue., March 15, 2016, 9:21 a.m.
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, 8:26 p.m.
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.
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.
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, 6:20 a.m.
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.
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 …
Sun., Aug. 9, 2009
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 …