Editorial: Cheers and Jeers
CHEERS: To the local Public Works departments for tirelessly working through the night to keep our roads and sidewalks clear. Or, at least, town workers are doing their best just to make them as clear as possible. For those who don’t know or are wondering, snow removal take an enormous amount of coordination and labor for us to continue our civilized lives. Think “Dirty Jobs” on television …
CHEERS: To Summit Schools having a snow day. Now, we have to admit, we scratched our heads because we know we’ve had bigger snow days with students in school, but either way, we remember those days of waking up, looking outside and getting a day off to play. And they were good memories, of course.
JEERS: To another mass murder this week in a public place, this time at a mall in Omaha, Neb. With later headlines like, “Was it inevitable?” plastered across national media, we grow concerned that we’re starting to expect everyone to have a gun and reason to use it. We imagine this will lead to metal detectors in malls, or some increased security, but we also know increased security has not stopped school shootings. Perhaps it is time to look at the bigger picture ” how our society treats and diagnoses mental health issues.
CHEERS: To all this terrain opening this weekend, just in time for the holidays. Local businesses and riders should have nothing to complain about this weekend, as the turns will be deep and the ropes will be dropping. If you hear someone complaining, we encourage everyone to kindly remind them that, a week ago, we were still stuck in summer.
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