Hits & Misses
Hit: To Vail residents Angela Larkan, Maya Casagrande and Tyler Howard for their efforts to help AIDS orphans in South Africa. The three run a nonprofit group called Thembanathi that sells jewelry to raise money for the cause. Their group aims to help, and in the process helps raise awareness here about those in need elsewhere. Miss: To the jerk who ran over snowboarder Connor Brannen on Vail Mountain and skied away while she was taken to the in the hospital. His greed for speed ruined her ski trip. Hit: To this weeks forecast, which calls for rain and snow for the next few days. We need the moisture.Miss: To Mother Nature for threatening to end winter way too early. Vails Nordic Center had to close two weeks early because of our unseasonably warm and dry conditions as of late. This is a place thats supposed to still be cold and wet now. Hit: To Mondays war protesters for exercising their constitutional right to speak out against a war they dont agree with. Hit: To those who disagree with the war protesters but respect their fellow citizens right to protest. Many are war veterans who understand that to truly fight for freedom and democracy means respecting the right for both those values to be practiced here at home. Hit: To replacing Vails clunky Chair 10 with a modern and swift Highline Lift. Keep the chair moving and turns coming. Nostalgia is fine, but really. The horse and buggy are long gone for good reason. Send your hit or miss to Opinion Editor Tamara Miller at firstname.lastname@example.org.