Hits & Misses: Good for the Rockies, boo to the Broncos
Send your hit or miss to Opinion Editor Tamara Miller at email@example.com.Hit: To Vail Resorts, which will begin serving more environmentally friendly organic meat and milk in all of its on-mountain restaurants this year. The ski company has teamed up with Coleman Natural foods and WhiteWave Foods Company, both Colorado companies, to supply the meat and milk. The company also vows to absorb the extra cost of using organic food. Miss, from reader Al Wayswright: To cyclists who refuse to follow laws. Now, when approaching a roundabout, they jump up onto the sidewalk and ride on the pedestrian crosswalks to bypass the roundabout and stop traffic while they pedal by. Cyclists are seen navigating three-quarters of a roundabout – stopping traffic in every lane they cross. Do you wish to be cyclists, pedestrians, or targets? If you want the same privileges (no, not rights) as motorists, you need to start behaving like adults.Hit: To those handful of Coloradans who kicked off the ski season at Arapahoe Basin this week. The Summit County ski area earned the distinction of being the first to open this year. We hope laps on that one open run were good. Miss: To the Broncos rushing defense which hasnt been able to stop anyone or anything in the last three weeks. Heres hoping the Broncos use the bye week to figure something out. Hit: To the Rockies winning their first National League playoff series and advancing to the league championships. Their improbable final sprint to reach the playoffs was terrific, as was their extra-inning victory in sudden death to get into the playoffs and then sweeping the Philadelphia Phillies. Heres to beating the Arizona Diamondbacks and getting to the World Series.Hit: To David Kunkel, who safely landed his airplane on Interstate 70 near Gypsum Wednesday. Kunkel said he lost both engines on the plane, so the highway was his only choice for a landing. The fact no one was hurt took some good flying and more than a little good fortune.Hit, from reader Marty Lich: To the Eagle County Sheriffs Office and the Colorado Department of Transportation who diverted I-70 traffic off the interstate at Eagle after the plane landed. Their quick work prevented motorists from rounding the next bend and finding themselves sitting on a shut-down interstate. Thank you, thank you for doing that for us motorists!