Cheers and jeers |

Cheers and jeers

CHEERS: To our local firefighters and emergency crews for the extensive training they underwent this week in the Wildernest/Mesa Cortina areas. It should make us all sleep a little better knowing they’re prepared for the big one, whenever it comes.JEERS: To the Breckenridge Medical Center temporarily closing due to ongoing negotiations between the doctors and the clinic ownership. While health care is by no means a public service, it is a public need, and to see so many questions on who, what and when the clinic will be has us scratching our heads.JEERS: To our immigration policy, which came under a brutal spotlight this week in Summit County, when 34 people were arrested in a drug sting. One of the folks arrested had been deported twice already after assault arrests, but was seen again driving the same car at the time of his arrest. CHEERS: To the policy lettting underage drinkers off the hook, only when they are calling for emergency help. While the rule is strict enough to keep kids from using this as a bail out when police show up at a party, it just makes common sense to not discourage 911 calls when they are needed.CHEERS: To all the festive folks at the Basin this weekend, celebrating a grand season’s last hoorah. Be safe, have fun and most importantly, save the memories.

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