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Hits & Misses: Local will lead Vail Mountain

Vail Daily Editorial BoardVail CO, Colorado

Hit: To the town of Vail for voting to move forward and redevelop the Timber Ridge project for worker housing. As Mayor Dick Cleveland said, this is a bird in the hand the town should pursue not study to death as the housing crunch spirals downward.Miss: To property owners who havent cleared their roofs of heavy snowfall and dangerous icicles. Vail police warn that roofs with more than 3 feet of snow should be cleared and icicles falling from as low as 10 feet can penetrate the roof of a car. Hit: To Vail Resorts decision to name Eagle Countys own Chris Jarnot as the new top executive at Vail Mountain. Jarnot takes over for Bill Jensen, who is perhaps best known for making customer service Vails No. 1 priority during his reign. Were eager to see how the Eagle County native will lead Vail into the future. Miss: To Denver bureaucrats systematically ignoring the states county clerks advice about the best way to run this years elections. Given the persistent questions about electronic voting systems, virtually all the county clerks have recommended that state voters cast their ballots by mail this year. The mail system seems to work fine in most of the state in our odd-year elections, so whats the problem? Remember, paranoids, that hand-counting ballots statistically produces far more errors than counting paper ballots with machines. Vail Daily Editorial Board

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