Vail Daily Hits and Misses
Vail, CO, Colorado
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HIT: From a reader to the Eagle County Charter Academy for bringing in an expert in school bullying, Barbara Coloroso, to speak to educators and parents at the Battle Mountain High School auditorium. The reader noted that bullying is a big problem in Eagle County schools and was very pleased to see the district bring Coloroso in to speak.
MISS: From the same reader to the failure of all but one principal in the school district to attend the presentation. The reader believes that the school district does not take bullying very seriously and is thereby failing a number of very vulnerable children as well as the misguided children who bully others.
HIT: To the passage of the Eagle River Meadows development proposal to the next step of the county approval process for a promising project that would lead to well-paying health-profession jobs while filling a growing need for services in the Vail Valley. The developers have a lot of work yet to do to flesh out their plan. But it’s a positive step forward that they will have the opportunity to do so. Let’s remember that things have changed completely from the go-go days of construction in this valley. The boom might have been crazy, but it’s even crazier to stop all development in these times.
HIT: To the Vail Valley Medical Center becoming a Colorado organization and moving out of Texas at long last. Nuthin’ against Texas. Did you know they once claimed this part of Colorado when it was just a territory? And, yes, they’ve claimed Vail as part of their own in the decades since Texans had perhaps the largest hand in funding the whole crazy venture in the first place. The medical-center organization has expanded its leadership with its new Vail health-services board in addition to the regular Vail Valley Medical Center board and reorganized legally in Colorado in an effort to continue improving services. They’ve made a lot of improvements in the past year alone, and this is another one.
HIT: To a successful Big Beers, Belgians and Barleywines Festival in Vail last weekend that only seems to get bigger and better each year. The Vail Cascade hosted this year’s festival. And the festival made a nice donation to the Vail Valley Charitable Fund, which helps locals with major illnesses and injuries get through catastrophic times. That’s a win-win in our eyes.
HIT: To ski season getting off to a good start with more folks coming to the ski slopes than last year at this time.