Editorial: Hits & Misses | VailDaily.com

Editorial: Hits & Misses

Vail Daily Editorial BoardVail CO, Colorado

Hit: To Minturn residents and officials who are helping fellow Minturnites Lisa and Steve Sprug put their life back together after a March 8 fire destroyed their home.Miss: To the Vail Town Council, for somehow ending up back at square one with the redevelopment of Timber Ridge during a time when worker beds are needed more than ever. Is the councils quest for a perfect deal getting in the way of finding a merely good one?Hit: To Colorado lawmakers who are considering handing out tax breaks to encourage the harvesting of pine-beetle infested trees. The proposal, if approved, would exempt lumber, furniture and wood chips made from the trees from state, county and city sales tax. Hit: To protecting gays and lesbians from discrimination. A bill that has received support in the Colorado Senate would add sexual orientation to the states anti-discrimination laws.Hit: To Eagle River Stations developers, Trinity Development, for trimming the commercial portion of its proposed development in response to concerns from Eagle residents.

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