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Vail Daily Hits and Misses
Vail, CO Colorado

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HIT: To continuing snow and business improving over last year for the resort-oriented companies. Soon enough, that will carry over to the rest of the business community at this pace.

MISS: To the county having to sell heavy road equipment in the face of the looming property tax shortfall of an anticipated 20 percent. Mothballing the equipment now is prudent. Hopefully, the county won’t have to sell it, though.

HIT: To all the activity, as well as cultural and entertainment offerings over the Martin Luther King Jr. weekend, and indeed throughout winter. The Vail Symposium and Vilar in particular have been knocking it out of the park of late. “Spring Awakening” on Monday night might have been the highlight of the holiday for the Vilar, while the Symposium hosted a rather sobering panel discussion among national economic heavyweights on what America needs to do to remain the economic titan of the world. Both organizations have plenty more on tap.

HIT: To Eagle-Vail Metro Districht snapping up Jeff Layman as the community’s manager. Layman formerly served well as Eagle County undersheriff, Avon police chief and as a Vail police officer in his career. This looks like a nice case of a door opening for him, and for the Eagle-Vail community. He’ll do a great job.

HIT: Speaking of Eagle-Vail, to the Olympian in the neighborhood, Chris Del Bosco, getting a taste of the podium Sunday at the skiercross World Cup event in Les Contamines, France, with a first-place finish. We hope this is the first of a nice streak.

HIT: To the Broncos making a sharp choice in John Fox as their new football coach. Talk about your pendulum swings. After hiring the child for coach, with unfortunately predictable results, Denver went for an actual grownup this time.

HIT: To Gov. John Hickenlooper sounding downright Republican during his visit to Edwards to hear local officials’ ideas and other thoughts about reviving the economy. The governor, while a Democrat, has strong roots in small business, and you can hear that in his approach to governance. It’s refreshing, actually.

MISS: To record foreclosures in Eagle County, particularly in the form of proceedings on homes rather than just time-shares. We have plenty of company across the land, and sister resort communities.

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