Climbers work their way up the frozen walls in the Ouray Ice Park on Dec. 29, 2018. (William Woody, Special to The Colorado Sun)

Ouray’s iconic ice park has a plan for its future that could be a blueprint for other troubled Western wonders

Ouray Ice Park to remain volunteer-managed under new plan after a thorny proposal to shift management to the city. Fees for groups could become a model for pay-to-play in popular recreation areas.

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Colorado attorney general announces alliance to address hate crimes

The announcement came less than a week after an annual FBI report showed there were 123 hate crimes reported in Colorado in 2018, a 16% increase over the previous year

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Altitude sues Comcast, says cable provider is running Denver sports network out of business

Basketball and hockey fans still can’t watch Denver Nuggets, Colorado Avalanche on Comcast as dispute gets uglier

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More Colorado workers will get breaks, must make $42,500 salary to be exempt from overtime under draft policy

The proposal represents a major win for Colorado labor groups, who have long been pushing for the changes -- although they didn’t get everything they wanted.