Below is the main new amendment to Clear Creek County's river outfitter licensing being presented to the Clear Creek County Commissioners Monday March 28th at 11:00am.
(4) Licensee agrees to require all Trip Leaders to wear a fluorescent green armband and all Guides to wear a fluorescent orange armband to ensure identification for swift water rescue personnel responding to an emergency and minimize confusion at an accident scene. These bands will be provided by the county sheriffs’ office.
The armbands are silly enough on their own, last season it was colored duct tape. But the concerning part is the enforcement.
(5) Any river outfitter who fails to require the wearing of an armband as referred to above will be fined the amount of $25 per occurrence.
Really Clear Creek County, this is how you promote cooperation and river safety?
Of course the best part of the resolution is where they admit being confused. Have any of you ever confused a customer for a raft guide?
In Buena Vista the search and rescue/ swiftwater team asks raft guides to participate. In Clear Creek County they just give out tickets.