Hits & Misses: Wendy’s deal gets kudos
Send your hit or miss to Opinion Editor Tamara Miller at firstname.lastname@example.org.Hit: To the Vail Town Councils decision to buy the Wendys property in West Vail, which will be used to build a new fire station. In general, this once-contentious issue has been resolved amicably. It looks like Vail will finally get the West Vail fire station residents and firefighters have been fighting for. And rather than using powers of condemnation to get the land, the town is making a fair purchase of the property. Miss: To Commissioner Arn Menconi, who was pulled over and ticketed for speeding in a county-owned vehicle. Menconi, who publicly apologized for the mistake, says he still supports lowering the speed limit on I-70 between Eagle and Edwards, where the speed limit is 75. Menconi was going 86 mph when he was pulled over. Despite his apology, hes lost some credibility on this issue. Hit: To the crew and support staff for the space shuttle Endeavour, which had a successful lift-off around 4:30 p.m. Wednesday. The mission includes Idaho school teacher Barbara Morgan. Morgan was a backup to school teacher Christa McAullife, the first teacher to ever go on a space mission, and who died with the rest of the crew in the 1986 Challenger disaster. Hit: To the towns and the county for doing surveys to find out whats on peoples minds. Housing seems to top the list of concerns across the board no surprise, there. The environment and transportation are other hot topics. Hit: To Vail Resorts plans to replace that slow-moving Back Bowl lift, chair 5, and add another high-speed lift to Sun Down Bowl. The sooner those improvements can be made, the better.