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Ogden pledges money for ice-climbing tower

Ogden pledges money for ice-climbing tower

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OGDEN, Utah (AP) -- Ogden wants to build an ice-climbing tower, the latest attraction for a city striving to become a high-adventure hub.

The City Council allocated $100,000 toward the $1.6 million project on Tuesday.

Mayor Matthew Godfrey says the city's support will encourage private donors to step forward.

City officials say a foundation they declined to identify has agreed to contribute $400,000 to the tower. Commercial naming rights could bring another $500,000 for the venue.

Jeff Lowe, a renowned ice climber and executive director of Ogden Climbing Parks, would operate the tower.

Information from: Standard-Examiner

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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