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Backcountry.com breaks its silence amid trademark lawsuit controversy to apologize and say “we made a mistake”

Backcountry.com CEO Jonathan Nielsen wrote in an open letter that the retailer’s attempts to protect its brand “were not consistent with our values.” Not everyone is buying it.

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Backcountry.com faces boycotts, social media backlash over trademark lawsuits. But the company remains mum.

Backcountry.com’s legal disputes are even broader than originally thought. One Colorado gearmaker is trying to take cover by buying wildsnow.com, the snowsports blog founded by the guy who coined the term “backcountry” back in the 80s

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Backcountry.com sues anyone who uses its namesake. Is it bullying or just business?

The online retailer has filed dozens of lawsuits against makers of skis and pants -- and even Backcountry Babes, an avalanche safety course

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Outdoor adventure inspired Colorado’s Anderson brothers to create Loki Outdoor Gear. Then it took one of their lives.

Dirk Anderson was killed in a motorbike crash and nearly 80-foot fall on Aug. 24 near Grand Junction. His brother, Seth, heard his last words in an attempted call for help.

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Colorado companies struggle in search for exclusions to Trump’s tit-for-tat tariff war with China

Colorado companies making everything from kayaks to sleeping bags may be eligible for exemptions, but it's unknown territory

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China tariffs are translating into higher prices, strategic shifts for the outdoor industry. But “it’s not something you can do overnight.”

The Colorado makers of Dynafit ski boots, Hestra gloves, Flylow Gear fishing gear and more share their approach to the U.S-China trade war

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Nathan Fey, director of Colorado’s outdoor recreation office, ferries river conservation and rural economic development skills into his new job

“I want to take this office and redirect our energies toward the care and feeding of the industry in Colorado," Nathan Fey said in an interview with The Colorado Sun.