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Daily Editorial: Hits & Misses

Daily Editorial BoardVail CO, Colorado

Hit: To Vail Mountain opening more terrain. After a scary-dry November, nearly all of Vail Mountain is now open for skiing and boarding. And lets not forget Beaver Creek, which opened Larkspur Bowl Saturday to pass the 1,400-acre mark. Let it snow!Miss: To the Snow Daze organizers for not putting down gravel at the Ludacrious/The Roots show. The entire parking lot was an icy, slippery mess. All the the time they werent opening the gates they should have been doing something.Hit: To Avon town officials for exploring ways to cut down on energy use. Town officials say their first target will be the Avon Recreation Center, perhaps the most popular town-owned facility. Most public officials would say we all need to trim our CO2 use, so its nice to see some government officials actually walking the talk. Miss: To Major League Baseball. Bud Selig and company knew about steroids and their impact on the game for forever and a day, and stood by idly. The Mitchell Report, exposing 70-80 players for steroid use, was long overdue, yet is only the tip of the iceberg. Baseball still has a ton of work to do before restoring integrity and confidence in the game.Hit: To the countries meeting at a U.N. confab in Bali last week who are making some progress toward agreements on how best to cope with global climate change. Even the U.S. which under the Bush Administration has been woefully slow to even recognize the problem is starting to come around.Miss: To the Colorado Department of Transportation, whose http://www.cotrip.org Web site more and more people are relying on and which is poorly maintained. Oftentimes, many of the traffic cameras display No image available messages or gibberish. Theres so much more information that could be put on this site, all of which would help travelers to and from the High Country and cost a smidgeon of other proposed I-70 fixes. Vail Daily Editorial Board

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