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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: From reader Tim Savage to “July real estate figures taken by some as a sign the market is up. Most of these sales were in Solaris and these contracts were executed in 2007. These sales do not represent current market data. The market is not up!”HIT: From us to July real estate figures pointing up. Better up than down, and real estate has been on a little upswing all year long from the same months in 2009. Modest as that may be, there is a trend. No, we’re not likely to see the boom levels of 2006 and 2007 any time soon, and foreclosures march along at high rates. But better this than July real estate sales figures pointing down, don’t you think? HIT: Not to harp on positive news, but the resort communities of Vail and Beaver Creek reported pretty good business over the Labor Day weekend. Lodging and sales were … up over last year. HIT: To Jetta, the dog that helps teach children to read. Parents signed up their children for half-hour sessions with Jetta this past summer at the Gypsum Public Library. How she does it: She listens, very well, while a child reads aloud to her. A little more schooling and she’ll no doubt be qualified as a counselor, as well. There are lesser qualities than listening well.HIT: To fall coming on cue with that first little nip in the morning and tinges of color on the mountainsides. In no time it will be ski season all over again.HIT: To Jill Kovacevich putting her thinking cap on and seeing if there isn’t a better way to handle the business end of medicine in light of the health care reform starting to take effect right about now. She and husband Dr. GuyKovacevich are turning the 20-year-old Doctors on Call into the beginnings of a non-profit alled Doctors Plus, which aims to help improve patient care and lower costs through better coordination among care-givers. There are a variety of ways a non-profit can help, such as through receiving grants, providing centralized referral services, negotiation of rates. To learn more, call 970-949 5434.

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