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Vail Daily Hits and Misses

the Vail Daily Editorial Board

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HIT: To what looked like a successful World Cup stop in Beaver Creek this year. It was important as a dress rehearsal for the championships coming in February. Didn’t hurt for Ted Ligety to grab a win, either. Sign of things to come, maybe.

HIT: To the end of the “cone zone” labyrinth to enter Eagle. The roundabouts here, there and everywhere are finished and everything is rolling along nicely.

HIT: To a little dry spell ending and a splash of snow to keep our hopes up for the big Christmas and New Year’s period.

HIT: To lawyer and columnist T.J. Voboril suggesting, gently of course, that the more type A folks among us maybe give it a rest with the retainers picking or perpetuating pretty much petty conflicts during the holidays.

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HIT: To the Broncos possibly being an even better team this year than last. Of course, a few others in the NFL have done the same.

HIT: To Ken Hoeve getting a little love as a nominee for top Colorado athlete in water sports, something long overdue actually. He joins fellow nominees Lindsey Vonn and Mikaela Shiffrin, competing in the frozen water category, of course.

MISS: To Park City getting major attention in terms of infrastructure in such from new operator Vail Resorts, which will tie neighboring Canyons to the resort to form North America’s newest largest ski mountain. A miss only because we’re jealous. Never mind whether we, like the older sister, have a right to be. Then again, it ain’t that far to Park City.

HIT: OK, Vail Resorts hasn’t actually forgotten about us, and never mind all that work in Beaver Creek and Vail Mountain in time for 2015. Next up is upgrading the Avanti Express with a six-pack lift in time for next season.

HIT: To Vail Valley Cares, which raises boatloads of money for donation to other community service groups among other causes through its thrift shops, doubling its college scholarships in partnership with Colorado Mountain College.

HIT: To the hardest working river in the West, the Colorado. The hardest working river needs the smartest minds and hardest working stewards upstream here to balance the many demands on the river from the Front Range to Mexico.

MISS: To the continuing nonsense that has banks unable to deal with marijuana businesses in Colorado or other states because of federal regs trumping state ones, while state law guides the existence of these businesses, at least for the moment.

HIT: To the Vail Veterans Program. It can never get old what this group does to honor wounded war veterans through the outdoor activities so many of us take for granted — like our freedom. What they go through for us is a debt that simply cannot be repaid.

HIT: To Colorado Gives Day having its biggest day for donations yet. This event is a real hit across the state, as well as locally.

MISS: To Sheriff’s Deputy T.J. Hay, however things turn out for him in court. Hopefully, the Eagle County Sheriff’s Office will make a point of showing that the behaviors that led to a rape charge are not what the people we literally entrust our lives to protect us are all about. On or off duty.

HIT: To Bol bartender Tacy Rowland for bringing her perhaps weird and definitely wonderful gifts to her work in such a way that she recently was named Colorado’s Most Imaginative Bartender. Up here, we get all the talent.

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