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Vail Daily Hits and Misses

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

MISS: From a reader to “all the dog owners who do not pick up after their dogs at Nottingham Lake. It’s disgusting. There are baggies available all around the lake, so there is no excuse.”

HIT: From the Eagle County 4-H clubs to “Sam Pothier, manager of the Avon Walmart, for the generous grant to the Eagle County 4-H clubs for year-end awards and scholarships. Thank you!”

MISS: From a reader to “the Vail Daily and its advertisers for having the ‘today’ syndrome. Time and again ads and articles about events, sales, seminars, concerts, etc. tell us the events are ‘today!’ with 12 hours or less notice for us to plan on attending said event. It would be nice to have a little more time, like a day or two to plan ahead just a little bit. Thanks.”

HIT: To moose. Just give them room. Some believe them the most dangerous of the wild animals in our midst. They are big, unpredictable and don’t like dogs very much.

MISS: To cost overruns for the Vail Golf Club clubhouse. Yes, we get that extended litigation delayed the start of construction. Surely snow and complications inherent in working an old building can’t be all that surprising, though — at least not $4 million in surprises. The finished project no doubt will be terrific. The problem lies in being able to trust government to build on budget, or even close to it. The overruns only erode what trust citizens have in these things.

MISS: To the gap in rhetoric between union organizers among Beaver Creek ski instructors expressing concerns about challenges with management and working conditions, and management extolling the successes in building a wonderful working environment.

HIT: To Mikaela Shiffrin and her rather incredible unbeaten streak in World Cup slaloms she competes in. We’re talking the past seven, going back more than a year. Girl blows out a knee and comes back in the same season to pick up right where she left off.

MISS: To local Republicans looking in about as much disarray as the national party. No vote for presidential candidates in their caucus. No local candidates for our most important position, county commissioner. Looking for the moment like they’ve been Trumped.

HIT: To the local Democratic caucus breaking attendance records. It’s not hard to tell who has the energy right now.

HIT: To new Habitat for Humanity ReStore director, long, longtime Salt Creek denizen, pick-setter and shotmaker at noontime hoops Craig Colby. Glad to have you back in town where you belong and out of the Texas frying pan.

MISS: To spring. Not yet, dammit, not yet. (Even though the early bicycle rides are kind of nice.)

HIT: To the town of Gypsum offering to maintain the baseball field at Eagle Valley High School to everyone’s benefit. Talk about your golden glove governments.

HIT: To penguins. You all know what we’re talking about.

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