Vail Daily’s Hits & Misses
August 11, 2010
Send your Hit or Miss to Don Rogers at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 970-748-2920.MISS: From a reader to the Vail Daily calling Tom Tancredo a tea party candidate for governor. No way, the reader insists. The tea party folks are quite angry with the Republican ex-congressman insinuating himself into the race for governor. The true tea party candidate for governor was Dan Maes.HIT: To seeing that tourism is the true underpinning of the Vail Valley economy (and Eagle Valley, if you insist). But what does that mean for such long-term issues as “affordable” housing and open space if real estate and development perhaps are dead in the water for the long-term? Don’t both cease as issues as supply and demand for both possibly ebb? HIT: To people and organizations finding more ways to work together than apart. This is an instinct we can use more of.HIT: To local governments seeking and using advice from wise private citizens with real insight into the economy. Vail did it early and is in the best position to weather the downturn over the long haul. Eagle County and the Eagle County Sheriff’s Office have turned to the same idea as they rather belatedly deal with the abrupt drop to come in property tax revenue.MISS: To Rambos who shoot bear cubs unnecessarily. Why have the two incidences in recent years just happened to take place in wealthy enclaves of second-home owners? Too much TV in the big city and too little time in the real outdoors?MISS: From every young heart to the start of school just around the corner. HIT: To a reprieve from those endless recorded phone calls supporting this candidate and bashing the other guy or gal. With the primary just passed, it’s only a short break from the nonsense. How about you keep it on your Facebook pages and tweets? Much easier to ignore that way. You have to wonder: They win votes with such annoyance? HIT: To the International Dance Festival, rain and all. The dance fans seemed especially happy with the festival this year. The regular author of this column is more a hotdogs-and-baseball type, in the interests of disclosure so we’ll have to take their word for it.