Hits & Misses | VailDaily.com

Hits & Misses

Vail Daily EditorialVail CO, Colorado

Send your hit or miss to Opinion Editor Tamara Miller at tmiller@vaildaily.com.Hit: To Kerry White, Vail resident and diabetic, for hitting the road to raise money for a Type 1 diabetes cure. White will ride in the Race Across America; while racing she will have to test her blood sugar 15 to 20 times a day and stop several times to inject insulin that controls her blood sugar level. Miss: To cyclists and drivers who havent learned how to share the road. Drivers need to be aware, especially during the summer months, of cyclists on the road and be quick to give them room, particularly on Highway 6, where the shoulder is narrow. Cyclists also need to follow Colorado law and ride no more than two abreast when there is room on the road to do so. Hit: To Robert Cuevas, principal of Berry Creek Middle School, for suggesting that his students start wearing uniforms to school, as early as next year. Cuevas believes uniforms will quell the brand-name-obsessed culture of young teens, close the gap between the haves and have-nots and get kids focused on what matters: their academic success. Hit: To local state Rep. Dan Gibbs and state Senate President Joan Fitz-Gerald for proposing, and to Gov. Bill Ritter for signing a bill that would provide $1 million to help property owners deal with the fire threat from beetle-killed pine trees. Ritter was in Frisco Tuesday to sign the bill.

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