Hits & Misses: Rockies get a boo this week
Send your hit or miss to Opinion Editor Tamara Miller at email@example.com.Hit: To 12-year-old Richard Trujillo, who represented the Vail Valley as the area ambassador for the People to People student leadership program in Washington, D.C. Its great to see young people volunteer to learn more about how our government works now. We hope that will lead them to become informed voters and leaders of tomorrow. Miss: To the Rockies, for bumbling ticket sales for the World Series games scheduled for Coors Field. The organization should have better anticipated and prevented the problems that caused ticket sales to be suspended on Monday. Up until this year, it hasnt been easy being a Rockies fan, and Mondays fiasco prevented plenty of fans, new and old, from the chance of seeing their team play in the World Series on the home turf. Hit: To last weekends snow and cold temperatures, which brought the valley much-needed moisture and the ski resorts a little something they can work with. October snows are typically wet and sloppy, and certainly did a number on some trees and bushes around the valley. But that first good glimpse that winter is coming is always nice. Miss: To the Rockies, because it bears repeating again. That kind of a disaster, particularly on such a national stage, just blows. Hit: To the Roost Lodge, which will stay open for six more months than originally intended, giving budget-conscious destination skiers a short reprieve from the rest of Vails much higher-priced hotel base. For now. Miss: To the Colorado High School Activities Association. There are ACTs on Saturday the same day all four county high schools have volleyball districts and Vail Mountain has a soccer match. So much for supporting student athletes.