Hits & Misses | VailDaily.com

Hits & Misses

Vail Daily Editorial Vail CO, Colorado

Send your hit or miss to Opinion Editor Tamara Miller at tmiller@vaildaily.com.Hit: To former County Commissioner Tom Stone and the Eagle County staffers who helped make the $200,000 Edwards spraypark more affordable. Stone got commitments from the Western Eagle County Metro Recreation District and the Edwards Metro District for $20,000 each. County staffers Siri Nelson and Pete Fralick also were able to secure a $100,000 Great Outdoors Colorado grant for the project. Miss: To those drivers who refuse to merge until the last minute when driving through a construction zone. We expect our commute to Avon and parts east to take a little longer while I-70 is undergoing repairs. But when our fellow drivers refuse to follow the construction zone rules, it just makes that drive take longer for all of us. Hit: To Eagle Valley High junior Ashley Rohweder, who took the 4A state title in the 300-meter hurdles. Rohweder became the first Eagle Valley girls to win a state title since 2003. Miss: To Gov. Ritter for effectively usurping Colorado property tax law by freezing property taxes this year to help boost funding for schools. Colorado needs to address public school funding problems, but this wasnt the way to do it. In the meantime, Eagle County property owners, who have seen the property values increase by as much as 75 percent, also had a pretty hefty increase in their property tax bill as well. Hit: Efforts by local governments to make Eagle County a little greener place to live. Avon town officials plan to require new development in Avons West Town Center to be certified by the recognized Leaders in Energy and Environmental Design program.

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