Thursday, November 10, 2016

Climbing and Outdoor News from Here and Abroad - 11/10/16

Desert Southwest:

--It appears that there was an accident in the Solar Slab area of Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area on Friday, but at this time there is no real information available.

--The Las Vegas Review-Journal is reporting that, "In the late 1980s, the Nature Conservancy helped broker a deal that preserved more than 5,300 acres at the gateway to Red Rock Canyon after talks stalled between the Bureau of Land Management and the developer of a new community called Summerlin. 'Where the visitor center is there literally would have been a subdivision of houses,' said Joel Laub, current board chairman for the environmental group in Nevada. The Nature Conservancy, the BLM, Summerlin developers the Howard Hughes Corp., and others were honored Wednesday for their work almost 30 years ago with the dedication of a plaque at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area." To read more, click here.

--Red Rock Rendezvous will take place from March 24 to 27. This is the premire climbing event of the year. Early registration is now open. Early registration allows you to save money and while also providing you with better clinic options than when you register closer to Rendezvous! To register for the event, click here.

--The Moab Sun News is reporting that, "The National Parks Conservation Association awarded its Stephen T. Mather Award last weekend to National Park Service Southeast Utah Group Superintendent Kate Cannon in honor of her decades of work on behalf of America's national parks." To read more, click here.


--Colorado Public Radio did a story on outdoor recreation jobs in the state. "When you think of job creators in Colorado the agriculture and tech sectors might come to mind. However, the state's outdoor recreation industry supports 125,000 workers earning $4.2 billion annually. Its economic impact is over $13 billion." To read more, click here.

Notes from All Over:

--Powder Magazine just published an explosive article. It appears that many of the leaders of the ski industry directly support politicians who deny climage change. To read the article, click here.

--Rock and Ice is reporting that there was a significant amount of vandalism on boulder problems in Utah's Little Cottonwood Canyon. It appears that many holds were pried off and/or smashed. To read more, click here.

--Now that the election is over, we can think about the political power that climbers do and don't have. Check out this article from Climbing magazine on the subject.

--According to a press release from Business Wire, 15 major ski resorts were sold on Wednesday, November 2. EPR Properties bought the 15 resorts from CNL Lifestyle Properties. To read more, click here.

--Over at Climbing magazine, Julie Ellison writes about the true cost of "van life." Read her article, here.

--And finally, the following video is well worth watching. It's clear that some people spend wayyyy too much time thinking about skiing:

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