Vail Daily Hits & Misses
July 31, 2010
You can send your Hit or Miss to Don Rogers at email@example.com or call 970-748-2920.HIT: To Savion Glover and the New York Philharmonic performing at one end of the valley and the Eagle County Fair and Rodeo happening at the other. Is this a great place or what?HIT: To the Youth Foundation’s Star Dancing Gala at the Jet Center on Tuesday night. The stars certainly did come out, off stage as well as onstage. Judy Collins sang, and pros and awfully good amateurs danced, and the foundation raised around half a million dollars during a live auction that was simply awesome. There are a lot of good causes in this community, but not that outshine what the foundation does for children.HIT: To about 800 bicyclists participating in the Colorado-Eagle River Ride last Saturday, which raises funds for another worthy youth group, SOS Outreach. The annual 100-mile ride actually offers the 100 miles, and also a 42-mile ride and a 68-mile ride too. It raised about $25,000 for the group that helps under-privileged children build character and self-esteem through outdoor sports, along with introducing kids who might not otherwise get the opportunity to ski and snowboard. HIT: To the new movie theater and bowling alley opening at Solaris, where the old Crossroads used to be in Vail. MISS: To what would be an ill-timed ballot initiative in this year of the tea party and strong “toss the incumbents” sentiment across the country that would ask Eagle County’s voters to give county commissioners the ability to serve three four-years terms in office instead of the current limit of two terms. You just have to wonder what the commissioners are thinking with this one. How do they not understand that the voters won’t just say “no” to that kind of an initiative. The answer will be a definitive “Hell, no.” HIT: To Colorado Mountain College surviving and thriving through the current downturn, and getting ready to nearly double their Edwards campus. The potential with the addition of four-year degree offerings is huge, too.