Vail Daily Hits and Misses
Got a quick Hit or Miss about issues, decisions or goings-on in the valley? Send yours to firstname.lastname@example.org to be included.
MISS: From a reader to the “Lack of lights and pothole repair at the I-70 east entrance from Minturn to Vail, just west of the Forest Service station. For over a year now, the pothole and lights have not been repaired here. It’s a dangerous situation with the exit from I-70 side by side with the entrance to I-70. It is just a matter of time that an auto gets on I-70 going in the wrong direction as it’s very dark here. And the pothole is likely to cause an accident when the entrance is snowy or iced over.”
MISS: We concur with the MISS above. Getting ridiculous at this point.
MISS: To municipal government playing bag nanny. It’s particularly bemusing for Vail to indulge in heated streets while making a show of insisting shoppers pay extra for plastic bags at the grocery stores. Shouldn’t the market drive what grocery stores do?
HIT: To the Vail Valley Medical Center’s grand plans and vision for the hospital made available online for public scrutiny. You can find it at http://www.vvmc.com/build under “Documents and Resources.”
MISS: To the Vail Town Council openly discussing a move of Town Hall to the Chamonix property in West Vail where the new fire station now sits. Don’t they understand that they should be moving into Lionshead proper or Vail Village with a vision to improve “vitality” through the presence of a municipal building in a retail district instead of shops or restaurants? And being so open in the discussion. Tsk. Tsk.
HIT: To Vail housing lottery winners Matt, Anna and Charlie McElduff, qualifying for a relative bargain to own a home in their town.
HIT: To the Eagle-Vail Golf Club earning distinction as a Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary, which took two years of work to meet the standards required for the designation.
HIT: To Lindsey Vonn seeming to peak just before the Alpine World Ski Championships back home as she builds on her record for career World Cups wins.
HIT: To everyone being ready for the big event, or as ready as we’re gonna be. So far, word is the valley is the best prepared ever for the third Alpine World Championships we’ve hosted.
HIT: To the Avon Town Council voting unanimously to cancel the infamous contract to purchase the Skier Building. Tellingly, the owners of the building already have dropped the price, prompting eyebrows to raise at continuing statements about how the town coulda-shoulda done the deal that the voters savaged in the referendum. Really?
HIT: To Avon Mayor Jennie Fancher really taking the gavel and being most mayoral at this week’s Town Council session. It’s been awhile since a mayor showed this level of take charge assertiveness. Really refreshing, though.