The city of Golden decided to stop billing people for rescues in the canyon. City to stop charging for canyon rescues
This is good news for kayakers because in the old days, whether you wanted it or not, if the Golden swiftwater rescue team encountered you on the river and interacted with your group then you were presented with a bill.
Sometimes when you have a swimmer or a pinned boat in the canyon a tourist who is driving by will call 911 as soon as they get out of the canyon and have cell phone coverage. The swiftwater team responds to those calls and when they are finished taking over your rescue scene they take names and start sending out bills. Thankfully, they will no longer be doing this.