Hits & Misses: School rumors run amok | VailDaily.com

Hits & Misses: School rumors run amok

Vail Daily Editorial BoardVail CO, Colorado

Send your hit or miss to Opinion Editor Tamara Miller at tmiller@vaildaily.com.Hit: Warren Schick, who went on a 34-day solo cycling trip to raise money for a womens school in Uganda. Shick braved rain, wind and traffic during his 2,200-mile trip across parts of Canada and raised $14,000 for the Vision for Africa Girls Vocational Training School. Miss: To the misunderstandings and hysteria that are fueling rumors about the Eagle County Schools bond issue. For the record, plans to build a bigger and better Red Canyon High School are still going forward and the school board hasnt yet decided whether to dedicate funds to improve the new Battle Mountain High School athletic fields. Hit: To the Youth Foundation, which celebrated its 10th anniversary of helping local kids. The nonprofit group provides tutoring and reading programs, and hooks kids up with sports and computer programs. The foundation was created to help disadvantaged children, and today serves about 700 kids. Miss: To organizers behind an effort to recall Commissioner Arn Menconis, who fail to see the irony of possibly costing taxpayers $37,000 for a special recall election. Among the list of complaints Menconis foes have is that he voted for another home rule election, which cost $30,000 a vote, by the way, that he was required by law to cast. Recall organizers can avoid a costly special election if they can collect the required 4,367 signatures in about two weeks. After that, a recall election will cost all of us.

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