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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 an article in the Vail Daily “about Zeiri Cortese, written by Mikayla Curtis. What a wonderful example for today’s young people. Love her enthusiasm. Best of luck in the future!”

HIT: To fresh snow and a reminder what we love — and maybe not so much — about winter.

HIT: To the jet stream when it blows our way.

HIT: To learning social graces at a young age. Might lead to better political campaigns down the road. While we’re at it, HIT to the notion of good old-fashioned civics classes in school, too.

HIT: To a state constitutional ballot amendment to make amending the state Constitution more difficult. Given Taxpayer Bill of Rights, Gallagher and Amendment 23, though, it comes too late. That tangle needs slicing first.

HIT: To the Ski & Snowboard Club Vail athletes who reached the podium and represented Vail very well at the Junior Championships.

HIT: To Vail’s commitment to clean up Gore Creek to a high standard.

HIT: To Eagle County going back to having its Animal Services do what it’s good at and leave the Humane Society to do what it’s good at. Seems like a commonsense ending to competition that really didn’t need to be there.

HIT: To a busy March for biz. An early Easter and our mountains closing earlier in April mean the businesses dependent on visitors need as much now as they can get.

HIT: Speaking of business, to Vail Resorts continuing to grow at a healthy clip. This is how our mountains see upgrades and a reflection of the greater snow economy by which even the crabby critics who resent the company in the company town benefit. Which really gets ’em crabby.

HIT: To Bob Pietrack, Fort Lewis College’s coach of the year for the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference.

HIT: Wow, to Walking Mountains getting an anonymous $1 million for an endowment. The science center is the envy of all the nonprofits now.

MISS: To the recent euthanizations of horses that had accidents while pulling competitors in skijoring events in Minturn and Leadville.

HIT: To an active 4-H club in our valley.

HIT: To Battle Mountain’s literary and arts magazine Spilled Ink.

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