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 Jennifer Ortiz, the 12-year-old heart transplant patient, who is taking her recovery in a stride. Praise also should go out to Denver and Eagle County social workers, who were able to bypass the red tape to get Ortizs paperwork done quickly, ensuring that the girl would on a transplant list as soon as possible. Miss: To those Minturn town officials who are considering funding repairs on the towns water lines on the backs of those who can least afford it longtime resident seniors, many of whom live on fixed incomes. Seniors who own homes smaller than 3,000 square feet should continue to get a 25-percent discount off their water bills. Hit: To Eagle County officials, who cut through their own red tape to give State Bridge owners the right to hold concerts this summer. State Bridge still has a few more hoops to get through before they will be able to resume the summer concert lineup at the end of the month, but community support will help the summer concert venue rise from the ashes, the lodges general manager, Scott Stoughton, said. Hit: To the cyclists in the Race Across America. Beaver Creek-Team Catlin took the title again in the grueling, non-stop race that spans across the entire country. Local Jimi Mortensen picks up his record fourth title, with other locals Mike Janelle and Zach Bingham earned their third win and Nat Ross picked up his second. Vails Kerry White, a type I diabetic, is on the road solo this year for the race and going strong.

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