This week’s "Colorado State of Mind" which airs Fridays on Rocky Mountain PBS asks: Should the lost foot the cost? When people get lost while hiking, hunting, skiing or snowboarding, someone has to search for them. That costs money. Should local governments make the lost parties pay, or is saving their lives – and the expense of it – the responsibility of government?
Especially timely since more people are ducking ropes and getting fined for it.
One could certainly argue charging will cause people to think before they duck, but does it also disuade the lost from calling for help?