Join the Conversation Over HB 1188

There is an interesting conversation going on over at the post, ALERT: Vote NO on HB 118

HB 1188’s recent passage in the House (40-25) has got rafters and community members voicing their opinions, and we want you to join in on the conversation!

Read about the bill and it’s potential impact on private landowners and commercial rafting companies here.

To offer your opinion or respond to a previous comment, simply scroll to the bottom of the post and click “Reply”.  Be sure to select the “Notify me of follow-up comments via email” to stay connected to the conversation.

3 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Dorothy Nepa on February 24, 2010 at 3:34 am

    This is prompted by one firm and one property owner disagreement. It should be settled in the courts as is any other civil dispute.

    special legislation for one party is not good law.


  2. Posted by gene kleve on February 24, 2010 at 3:24 pm

    HB1188 needs to be killed. Hunters will believe they have rights to hunt in the filed when corn is being picked


  3. Posted by Alan Bol on March 5, 2010 at 4:17 am

    Dorothy and Gene,
    Please understand that right now, property owners feel that they can close a river to all that might float through. While this bill was prompted by a specific case, similar cases arise regularly. Developers think that they can increase the price of the properties they’re selling by booting rafters off the river, reserving the river for their well-heeled clients.

    I’m a rafter. I float rivers in Colorado where we know the bank is private property and we don’t stop or disturb it in any way. I think the vast majority of river users behave in a similar fashion. Nobody is seeking to intrude on private property rights, we’re just trying to keep rivers open for navigation.


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