Climbing legend Malcolm Daly, right, helps Neptune Mountaineering customer Vicki Karn as she tests gear on the try-before-you-buy wall installed when the Boulder shop was overhauled by new owners. (Brian Metzler, Special to The Colorado Sun)

Neptune Mountaineering hit rock bottom. But new owners remade the Boulder shop as an outdoor adventure hub.

It's got a cafe and a try-before-you-buy wall. But owners see magic in innovation and in August will begin to showcase new gear from crowd-funded startups

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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.