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The Ice Lake Fire started Monday west of Silverton. She ultimately was able to self-extricate. “I wish La Plata County was in a better financial situation to provide them more,” he said. April 25, 2009.http://www.time.com/time/nation/article/0,8599,1892621,00.html. Spencer Cannon, the Utah County Sheriff’s Office public information officer. July 25: A 60-year-old man required a helicopter rescue after falling and injuring his head on a hike in the Weminuche Wilderness. The Colorado Outdoor Recreation Search and Rescue card program helps cover some of the costs for rescue missions around the state. This year, despite a seemingly busy summer, is on track for a normal amount of missions – about 60. He said discussions have begun in the state Legislature to make more money available to search teams. “If it’s deemed not an accident, and the result of a conscious decision, then that’s where I’ve seen a bill created,” he said. People in Durango want to give and help, and we don’t have those kinds of issues.”. July 21: Rescue mission for two motorcyclists who became stranded on the Hermosa Creek Trail north of Durango. You consent to our cookies if you continue to use our website. | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy. Other than the CORSAR fund, which consists of money from sales, and the money allocated from the Sheriff’s Office, there’s no other cost to the taxpayer, Corkish said. “But we’re an anomaly. Dec. 15, 2006.http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2006-12-14-search-debate_x.htm, Repanshek, Kurt. So far, Search and Rescue has been out on 51 calls, which include assistance to neighboring counties. Gallery: Durango High football hosts Evergreen, Durango yogurt shop vandalized; owner puts up sign threatening to shoot, Durango Transit Walmart stop to be relocated Friday, Dan Snowberger resigns as Durango School District 9-R superintendent, La Plata County has seven active COVID-19 outbreaks at workplaces, restaurants, Stranger pays for Durango woman’s groceries, lets her keep the change, Stones’ Keith Richards cools his jets at home, Report a paper delivery issue/suspend delivery. Sept. 8: A search mission was initiated for a Durango woman who became separated from her group near Grizzly Peak. Cannon said rescue operations like the climber stuck on the face of Mount Timpanogos Tuesday morning, costs “roughly several thousand dollars” – but is at no cost to the person. La Plata County Search and Rescue is made up of mostly volunteers, which help keep costs low for the agency. Sign up for our daily email newsletter or to receive breaking news delivered to your inbox: Choose from several print and digital subscription packages, © 1996–2020 Durango Herald | Ballantine Communications, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Cannon said if a person finds themselves in need of help while outdoors, search and rescue crews are prepared to respond, and said to make that call for help. RELATED: Washington County rescuers overwhelmed by calls for help. Then, the situation has the potential to get worse, which can put the person or rescue teams in a higher risk of danger. There’s a school of thought in the search and rescue world, Corkish said, that if people face the threat of a fine for rescue costs, they’ll be less likely to call for help. The first is the Colorado Outdoor Recreation Search and Rescue card, known as CORSAR – a program that allows people to purchase a card that goes into a fund that the state of Colorado uses to reimburse teams for costs incurred in search and rescue missions. June 24: A climber was rescued after falling near the northwest boundary of Taylor Ranch, a subdivision about 5 miles northeast of Durango. RELATED: Washington County rescuers overwhelmed by calls for help. If it's the Coast Guard or the National Park Service (NPS), then they pick up the bill. “Most of the state is of the opinion that we don’t want to charge,” he said. So far this year, the team of about 100 members has logged 5,800 hours on rescue missions. The rescue took nearly 11 hours, but both motorcyclists were unharmed. May 12, 2008.http://www.nationalparkstraveler.com/2008/04/national-park-search-and-rescue-should-rescued-help-pay-bills, Sharples, Tiffany. Discussions have begun in the Legislature to make more money available to search teams. Feb. 20: Search and rescue retrieved a teenage girl who separated from her group while cross-country skiing on Purgatory Flats Trail. Because an unpredictable situation may require a person to call for help, Cannon said rescue operations are funded by tax revenue, some state funds and even donations – which can be made by calling the Utah County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue office. July 8: A climber took a serious fall in the Cascade Creek area. BOUNTIFUL, Utah (ABC4 News) – A new park to honor military veterans has been dedicated in Bountiful. Neither agency has a policy for charging for SAR missions. And, not everyone who needs saving has a card. And out of the 60 or so missions a year, Corkish said about 10 to 15 people rescued, or their family members, will send a check out of gratitude. Smith said Colorado has more search and rescue missions than any other state. But there are ways to fund La Plata County Search and Rescue efforts, and in some cases, kick some money back to the people who give up their time to save others.

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