Daily Editorial: Hits & Misses | VailDaily.com

Daily Editorial: Hits & Misses

Vail Daily Editorial BoardVail CO, Colorado

Send your hit or miss to Opinion Editor Tamara Miller at tmiller@vaildaily.com.Hit: To local politicians and business leaders, who are starting to work together on addressing the countys affordable housing shortage. The Beaver Creek Resort company has committed $5,000 to the Eagle Valley Housing Coalition, which is just being formed now. Vail Town Councilor Mark Gordon also vows that his town will help the effort as well. Miss: To professional sports and the summer of scandals. Baseball is dealing with an ongoing steroids scandal that will define a new era of the sport. Football’s biggest offseason news is Michael Vick’s dogfighting drama and the suspension of players due to criminal activity. Basketball is still investigating an official who allegedly bet on games he reffed. And the Tour de France is losing what little allure it has left from last year, dismissing riders left and right for doping. Hit: To the Vail Mountain Rescue Team, the local volunteer group that performs about 100 rescue missions a year. The team, made of rescuers of all ages, is dedicating to helping find and retrieve lost and injured backcountry enthusiasts. Miss: To Vail leaders who are considering slapping a tax on construction to help pay for spiffier streets, and more cops and construction coordinators. The towns leaders, instead, should have ensured at the beginning that the many projects that are part of Vails renaissance would bring in enough revenue for the town to afford to keep up.Hit: To the Sonnenalp Foundation, which surpassed $1 million in donations for cancer research earlier this month.

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