Daily Editorial: Hits & Misses | VailDaily.com

Daily Editorial: Hits & Misses

Vail Daily Editorial Board Vail CO, Colorado

Send your hit or miss to Opinion Editor Tamara Miller at tmiller@vaildaily.com.Hit: To Avons homegrown Liberty Skis company, which is getting kudos for its goods in national ski magazines. Company President Dan Chalfant says he and his business partner simply set out to make skis that our friends could ride on. Thats a kind of design motto we can get behind. Miss, from a reader: To Eagle County officials who continue to hide the results of a public poll surveying local support for a jail expansion bond issue. The reader questions if this is legal, considering the poll concerns an issue of interest to the public and the results were shared with some public officials. We share that readers concern. Hit: To the relatively large number of local residents who are putting their ideas, and themselves, out there by becoming candidates in the upcoming election. Seven are running for seats on the Eagle County School Board, four of whom are challengers who will face an opponent in their bid for a seat. So far, 10 Vail residents are vying for five open seats on the Vail Town Council board. It should be an interesting election season. Miss: To the property managers at Riverwalk in Edwards, who havent managed to come up with a solution to the noise that is waking up River Pines residents around 6 a.m. most mornings. The Riverwalk complex is set up so all-terrain vehicles have to drag Dumpsters to an underground parking garage next to River Pines every morning so the trash company can remove the trash. There has to be a way to give neighboring residents a little more peace in the morning. Hit: To Battle Mountain cross country runners Jonny Stevens and John ONeill for both breaking the schools 5-kilometer record of 16 minutes, 32 seconds. ONeill first broke the record with a 16:10 last month, and Stevens went lower with a 16:09 last week. We bet some Huskies will go under 16 minutes before the season is done.Hit: To the feisty Colorado Rockies for surging into the playoffs. Hit: To Celine Krueger for a life well lived. Krueger was a Vail pioneer she moved to Vail with her family in 1967. Her friend Vi Brown probably put it best when she described her as probably the most joyful character that has been in Vail. She was a wonderful artist, wonderful mother, wonderful wife, but she was her own person.

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