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Vail Daily Hits and Misses

the Vail Daily Editorial Board

Got a quick Hit or Miss about issues, decisions or goings-on in the valley? Send yours to to be included.

HIT: From a reader “to homegrown ski company Liberty Skis for being kind enough to have a warehouse sale on last year’s gear … without having to leave the valley. Kudos!”

HIT: To the Vail Valley Partnership becoming a finalist for National Chamber of Commerce of the Year. It’s a great honor to get to this point, and it provides more than a hint that our countywide chamber has reached new heights. Congratulations and good luck from here.

MISS: To the current Republican field of presidential candidates — personalities, retreads, zealots, blowhards and the like. Is there a semblance of a leader among this pack? The Democratic pack doesn’t look much better, although leaders appear to be trying to set up their anointed one. Again.

MISS: To Vail’s trouble with trees in town, which seems much worse than in the forest at large. This might well be a consequence of humans working so hard to “fix” problems.

HIT: To the annual influx of lacrosse teams and tournaments, another solid herald of summer.

MISS: To the Vail Town Council continuing to drag out their wishy-washiness over retail marijuana sales in town, particularly on the excuse they don’t know enough about the issue. Still. Whatever lack of knowledge or research is purely self-inflicted or the product of researching in the same way as the ostrich. It’s not going away. Make a decision and live with it already, whether allowing as some towns do or banning.

HIT: To business section columnist Michael Norton being square about what he stands for, as expressed in a recent column. He, at least, isn’t claiming he needs more research while equivocating on the matter.

HIT: To the state ponying up a little extra to help fund the construction of an Interstate 70 underpass in Vail in the Simba Run area.

HIT: To Vail Resorts increasing its minimum wage and vowing to tie future increases to the inflation rate. That doesn’t exactly put the company in the preferable employer range for wages, but hey, it’s a start and perhaps more importantly, acknowledgment that they (and other employers) can do better.

HIT: To Eagle County Schools doing the right thing with a well-regarded teacher who faced being cut despite widespread support from parents. It took not quite a storming of the Bastille, although the school board might have felt that way when parents lobbied. Turns out the teacher’s principal was the one who left, resigning.

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