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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 Lindsey Vonn breaking the career mark for most World Cup wins last weekend. All she does is build on the legacy from here.

HIT: To continuing efforts on the east side of Avon to build retail vitality the right way, through private investment in businesses that will provide sales tax revenue. The latest is the possibility of a movie theater at Chapel Square and passage over the railroad tracks in the area to make foot access easier between enterprises on each side of those tracks.

HIT: To local skiers and buddies Taylor Seaton and Pat Baskins pursuing dreams while competing in the upcoming X Games and Freeride World Tour.

HIT: To positive business numbers reflecting our strong opening to ski season.

HIT: To our snowpack running higher than average so far. Let’s call that a good start.

HIT: To Eagle County elected swearing in for their terms with high aims and most things in pretty good shape, all things considered.

HIT: To new Sheriff James van Beek’s at-times emotional and thoroughly inspirational speech at his swearing-in ceremony before an audience that packed a courtroom. A lot of perseverance, among other fine qualities, led to this moment for van Beek, who was successful in his second run for the position. Now comes the hard work of high expectations.

HIT: To the voters of Avon suggesting strongly 2-1 in this week’s referendum that the town not pursue the cheaper means of financing a purchase of the Skier Building at too high a price. The clear message, of course, was that the Town Council not buy the building at all. Let’s see if enough of the Town Council understood the message to do the right thing now.

HIT: To the very discussion over taxpayer refunds in Colorado after too many years of the state being unable to entertain the very idea.