Hits & Misses
Send your hit or miss to Opinion Editor Tamara Miller at firstname.lastname@example.org.Hit: To local teen Samantha Katz who cut off 13 inches of her hair for the Locks of Love charity. The charity makes wigs for boys and girls with long-term hair loss. Miss: To closing the Berry Creek Equestrian Center, which will be torn down in June to be replace by a new high school. The county needs the new school, for sure, and the location makes sense. But we do mourn the loss of such a visible example of our Western heritage. It seems like horse enthusiasts should be able to find a home somewhere in the valley. Some of our web commenters have suggested Eagle might be a good fit. Hit: To Vails Julia Littman for her outstanding performance at the U.S. National Alpine Championships in Alyeska, AK. Littman was second in the downhill and fifth in the super-G, and also took fourth in another downhill race. Miss: To Vail losing affordable hotels, like the Roost Lodge. Vails push for luxury hotels is great for the resorts typically wealthy customer and for the towns economy. But, as Michael Robinson, president of the Vail Valleys chamber of commerce, put it, todays college kids are going to be tomorrows MBAs. We need to get those kids hooked on Vail before they fall in love with a ski resort they can better afford to enjoy.Hit: To the dog-mauling case in Singletree finally being resolved. The event was horrible, as was the legal gantlet and torn friendships that followed. The dog that attacked the little girl was euthanized and the dogs owner paid a fine for owning what turned out to be a dangerous dog. The saddest part, though, is the little girl undergoing surgeries and the trauma that wont go away as easily as a court judgment.