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There are 135 comments on the KUSA Denver story from Sep 6, 2007, titled 9NEWS - Top News Article - Search for missing couple continues;.... In it, KUSA Denver reports that:

" The Larimer County Sheriff's Office says searchers looking for a missing Fort Collins couple are headed to an area where smoke was reported Thursday morning.

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aoi

Amsterdam, Netherlands

#43 Sep 6, 2007
Great news!
skibum

Denver, CO

#44 Sep 6, 2007
Tragic wrote:
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Fine? I don't recall a fine being assessed ever. If they have a valid CO fishing license the SAR effort will be paid for from that. If not, it should come out of the general fund. If not that, than we need to evaluate our general policies because we need services that help people in trouble. Crap, people are going to die if family is afraid to call help because of fear of being charged. That whole concept if bereft of anything positive. What next a credit check when you call 911?
They also have Colorado Outdoor S&R cards that yoyu can get for $12 for five years. That is like the same as a fishing or hunting license.
David

Fort Collins, CO

#45 Sep 6, 2007
I wonder if they caught any of those greenback cutthroats that are really colorado river cutthroats?

Since: May 07

Wellington Colorado

#46 Sep 6, 2007
Tragic wrote:
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Fine? I don't recall a fine being assessed ever. If they have a valid CO fishing license the SAR effort will be paid for from that. If not, it should come out of the general fund. If not that, than we need to evaluate our general policies because we need services that help people in trouble. Crap, people are going to die if family is afraid to call help because of fear of being charged. That whole concept if bereft of anything positive. What next a credit check when you call 911?
So, we as taxpayers are suppose to support every idiot that goes into the backcountry and gets lost or does something that gets them hurt?

I DON'T THINK SO!!!!

If that was the case, why do I pay insurance for my car? Going out on the highway is much more dangerous.

People need to be held accountable for their decisions and actions and QUIT putting the burden on those who make wise decisions and stay out of trouble.

I like to hike and camp but I certainly don't expect someone to pick up the tab if I make a decision that results in my being rescued from that decision. It was my decision, it should be my burden.

WAKE UP AND TAKE ON SOME PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY!!!!!
WHAT

Denver, CO

#48 Sep 6, 2007
So Evil wrote:
I'm going to be the first one to say it, when will they be fined? That's all I want to know. They'll fine every tom, dick and harry that gets lost in the mountains.
I don't recall hearing about fines either - I think there was a case recently where some of the costs were passed onto those guys stuck on the rocks maybe in the canyon by Golden though. Sounds like these people were experienced hikers enjoying the mountains when they took a wrong turn. That should not be discouraged with threats of fines.
WHAT

Denver, CO

#50 Sep 6, 2007
mcavs wrote:
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So, we as taxpayers are suppose to support every idiot that goes into the backcountry and gets lost or does something that gets them hurt?
I DON'T THINK SO!!!!
If that was the case, why do I pay insurance for my car? Going out on the highway is much more dangerous.
People need to be held accountable for their decisions and actions and QUIT putting the burden on those who make wise decisions and stay out of trouble.
I like to hike and camp but I certainly don't expect someone to pick up the tab if I make a decision that results in my being rescued from that decision. It was my decision, it should be my burden.
WAKE UP AND TAKE ON SOME PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY!!!!!
So going with your theory every child who gets lost should pay the searchers who found them, every fisherman lost at sea, how about the elderly with alzheimers who wander away, or a mentally challenged person who took the wrong bus & got lost, what about the rescue peole cutting someone from their car with the jaws of life? It happens everyday - it is the job of search & rescue to find all of these people mountains, city, town, country whatever. People should not be limited in such things because they cannot afford the possiblity of a rescue. That's what taxes are for not everyone likes everything they pay taxes for but it's not really all about what you like.
hmm

United States

#51 Sep 6, 2007
local guy wrote:
what's the deal with this couple anyway? I've never seen 9news scramble for updates about anyone like they have about these people....! it's like no one ever got lost before in the history of the world. they must have some connection to 9news...
Any time someone is lost for extended period time there is coverage and interest, regardless of connections. Many times the ending is not so beautiful as this.
I thankful they are okay.
hmm

United States

#52 Sep 6, 2007
mcavs wrote:
<quoted text>
So, we as taxpayers are suppose to support every idiot that goes into the backcountry and gets lost or does something that gets them hurt?
I DON'T THINK SO!!!!
If that was the case, why do I pay insurance for my car? Going out on the highway is much more dangerous.
People need to be held accountable for their decisions and actions and QUIT putting the burden on those who make wise decisions and stay out of trouble.
I like to hike and camp but I certainly don't expect someone to pick up the tab if I make a decision that results in my being rescued from that decision. It was my decision, it should be my burden.
WAKE UP AND TAKE ON SOME PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY!!!!!
Wow...you must have missed your meds today.
I would rather pay to help out lost hikers, than many other things my taxes go to. I don't have children, but for some strange reason, I have to pay a large sum of property taxes to help teach the chidren of people who choose to breed. Regardless, either way my money helps someone and isn't that what it is all about...
Why are you so angry about this?
Peeved

Denver, CO

#53 Sep 6, 2007
Great! I am so happy for the outcome of this.

“Give a little bit ....”

Since: Aug 07

St. Pete, FL./Denver, CO.

#54 Sep 6, 2007
Hope they have their checkbook to pay for all the rescue personnel and equipment. Oh, I forgot they are not in Golden, CO. Anyways, I'm glad they are Ok!
Fishing licence holder

Aurora, CO

#55 Sep 6, 2007
mcavs wrote:
<quoted text>
So, we as taxpayers are suppose to support every idiot that goes into the backcountry and gets lost or does something that gets them hurt?
I DON'T THINK SO!!!!
If that was the case, why do I pay insurance for my car? Going out on the highway is much more dangerous.
People need to be held accountable for their decisions and actions and QUIT putting the burden on those who make wise decisions and stay out of trouble.
I like to hike and camp but I certainly don't expect someone to pick up the tab if I make a decision that results in my being rescued from that decision. It was my decision, it should be my burden.
WAKE UP AND TAKE ON SOME PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY!!!!!
Go away troll and read up on the laws...
Iggy

Broomfield, CO

#56 Sep 6, 2007
YEA! They are ok!
denverguy

United States

#57 Sep 6, 2007
hmm wrote:
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Wow...you must have missed your meds today.
I would rather pay to help out lost hikers, than many other things my taxes go to. I don't have children, but for some strange reason, I have to pay a large sum of property taxes to help teach the chidren of people who choose to breed. Regardless, either way my money helps someone and isn't that what it is all about...
Why are you so angry about this?
I don't have kids and never will and I'm very glad to pay taxes to support education, since, I myself took part in it as a child and my neices and nephews are taking part of it. But yes, I agree...I'd just as gladly help out people who need it as well. I'm glad they're ok.
Mark Trai

AOL

#58 Sep 6, 2007

I suspect this couple underestimated the degree of difficulty of this hike and just wore out. They appear to have maintained their hiking plan. They are not hard bodies. Doing something that might get you killed beats watching TV.

I am happy to pay may share for their rescue. I pay taxes for damage done by people who smoke in bed and drive drunk. This country spends more money on a Humvee windshield in Iraq than this rescue cost. BTW SAR insurance doesn't cover aircraft or EMT transports.
Jasmine B

Fort Collins, CO

#59 Sep 6, 2007
Thank God Terry and Marion are back safe and sound! They are wonderful people and have been in our prayers every night.
Jasmine B

Fort Collins, CO

#60 Sep 6, 2007
Thank God Terri and Marion are back home safe and sound! They are wonderful people and have been in our prayers.
Bob

Gypsum, CO

#61 Sep 6, 2007
I think that the County Sheriff should make these two pay for the search and rescue effort. Plus give them a better map.
Bob

Gypsum, CO

#62 Sep 6, 2007
I think that the Sheriff's Office should make these two pay for the search and rescue. Also they need a better map or just give up hiking.
Kudos to Channel 9

Denver, CO

#63 Sep 6, 2007
Channel 9 News should know that the search was shifted to the proper location because Channel 9 put the pictures of Marion and Terry on the air, and we recognized them right away and knew where they would be. Kudos to Channel 9. And, to correct the record, the three men Marion and Terry met on the trail did not tell them to just follow the river. We told them that the trail followed the river, but they knew that already. The real problem was the total lack of any trail signs indicating where trail users should wade the river in order to stay on the Big South Trail.
Tikki

Aurora, CO

#64 Sep 6, 2007
Terry and Marion: I am so happy you two are alright.

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