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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 editor@vaildaily.com to be included.

HIT: To state Sen. Kerry Donovan concluding her first legislative session with a visit to Edwards with Gov. John Hickenlooper to sign three of her bills into law last week.

HIT: To the winners of this year’s Vail Valley Partnership Success Awards, including business of the year Roadhouse Hospitality Group. And to beer afterward at Crazy Mountain.

HIT: To Ski & Snowboard Club Vail winning the national Alpine Club of the Year Award for an unprecedented second year in a row.

MISS: To the loss of kayaker Logan Jauernigg in an accident on the White Salmon River in Washington, underscoring again the very real dangers of the sport.

HIT: To rain and snow. Yes, while annoying this time of year, the precipitation is doing wonders for our waterways and dampening the wildfire danger.

HIT: To Eagle’s Outside Festival last weekend. Lots of racing, riding, running, yoga and getting outside, even if Mother Nature as a bit cranky.

HIT: To Seth Ehrlich’s well-earned promotion to executive director of SOS Outreach as he helps build momentum for the nonprofit group that serves around 5,000 kids nationally each year.

HIT: To Dr. Richard Steadman picking up an honor from his alma mater, Texas A&M, which named him a Distinguished Alumni. The legendary orthopedic surgeon has meant much to Vail and his profession.

HIT: To the stars seeming to align for a strong summer for the valley and other travel destinations. A pretty good economy and favorable gas prices seem to be priming this pump. Showers now also will help later.

MISS: To crowding wildlife that drifts in among us. It’s dangerous for the people and can be deadly for the animals.

HIT: To the Vail Mountain School girls soccer team winning its first state championship.

HIT: To students who participated in The Bookworm of Edwards’ annual writing contest. Winning entries will be published in the 2015 edition of “Ungoverned Children.” The kids learn if they won in a ceremony starting at 6 p.m. Friday at the bookstore.

HIT: Of course to the latest crop of graduates, ending and beginning major phases in a lot of lives. Best wishes and luck to all of them.