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Vail Daily’s Hits & Misses

Vail Daily StaffVail, CO, Colorado

Send your Hit or Miss to Don Rogers at or call 970-748-2920.MISS: To the traffic mess created by the construction of the roundabouts next to the Interstate 70 interchange in Edwards. It will pass, but it’s a tough time for businesses in the area and for the taste of big-city traffic congestion.HIT: To Vail Resorts continuing to invest in the ski mountains through boom times and bust. HIT: To a change of season, even if the summer season could have been better businesswise. This will come, however. Meantime, time for a deep breath, maybe relax a bit and enjoy the prettiest time of year while the aspens blaze later this month. Then, soon enough, busy winter will arrive, hopefully with good snow for the ski hills a little sooner this year.HIT: To all the events closing out summer this weekend – Jazz Party, The Connoisseurs Trail of galleries and wines and fine food, Oktoberfest, Gourmet on Gore and the Vail Rotary Duck Race, among them.HIT: To The Bookworm and nine local authors the Edwards bookstore hosted Friday night. In the era of digital this and i-that, it’s nice to celebrate the humble books and the storytellers who write them. After all, the cool devices aren’t “content generators” of themselves. Never mind writers.MISS: To more evidence the GOP candidate for governor, Dan Maes, really is a loony tunes whose issues go far beyond equating bicycles in Denver with nefarious United Nations plots to make socialists of us all and the evil media controlled by … socialists, no doubt. When Tom Tancredo is the level-headed voice of reason, you know it’s a funny year. HIT: To July’s real estate business running up over last year. Hey, it’s something. Better up than not. More is looking brighter than we might realize.

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