Got a quick Hit or Miss about issues, decisions or goings-on in the valley? Send yours to firstname.lastname@example.org to be included.
HIT: From a reader to David Hoffman for transforming that part of Avon in a short time via some nice landscaping and upkeep-improvements to the commercial space.
MISS: From the same reader to the roundabouts and medians on the U.S. Highway 6 to Interstate 70 stretch on Traer Creek property, as it’s overrun with weeds, rocks and no landscaping.
HIT: To the GoPro Mountain Games, featuring our kinds of sports — running, cycling, paddling, rafting, kayaking, climbing and maybe the favorite of all, send-the-dog-dashing-into-the-water fetching. In any case, should be a nice late week and weekend in and around Vail.
HIT: To the many volunteers who help clean and fix up the national forest, along with the Forest Service’s continuing effort to make sure nothing that could possibly blow up is still left at Camp Hale, and efforts to make the Eagle River twist and turn as it should through the camp.
MISS: To the endless handout vs. cold shoulder ideologies that emerge in either-or theories about deserved poverty and legally “ill-gotten” wealth cast in stark black-and-white terms by partisans who seem far less focused on solving problems than getting their team in power.
HIT: To your chance to settle your party’s candidate for Eagle County sheriff, if a Republican, or county commissioner, if a Democrat. Not that the true believers at the core of these parties necessarily will support the candidate the wider party chooses, of course.
MISS: To high gas prices in the High Country. But why stop there? Let’s keep going with big boos for the costs of housing, rent, food, vehicles, store goods, restaurants, health care, skiing, adult beverages, seeing a movie, babysitters, plumbers if you can find one, and on and on and on … All these prices are so much lower in the Front Range. Hey, if this is driving you mad and all, why not just move where the prices for pretty much everything are more to your liking? There’s the slightest chance that just maybe it isn’t really just greedy devils out to get you that makes living in the mountains not cheap.
HIT: To surveys and other signs that the Vail Valley Partnership has value for members. Nice. Keep it going.