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Snow-bama: new presidency delivers blast of winter to the Vail Valley
Yes, but can he make it snow? Apparently so.

Snow-bama: new presidency delivers blast of winter to the Vail Valley

By David O. Williams

November 5, 2008 —  The local election numbers changed a bit since my previous post (see below) but the spirit of the blog remains, and I forgot to mention that as I write this at about 2:30 in the morning Wednesday I’m looking out my deck door at about six inches of new snow.

It seems nature had the perfect way of covering over the ugliness of the last year of campaigning and the last eight years of a failed administration and starting the healing that is only possible here in the Rocky Mountains. Colorado is a blue state again for the first time since 1992, but here in the mountains we’re in a mostly white state of mind – and it has nothing to do with race.

Snow will cure all economically and politically here in Eagle County, so let’s hear it for the same inch total of snow this season as Obama got electoral votes last night: 349, with a couple of states still left to count.

Unofficial, partial Eagle County election results

Barack Obama/Joe Biden – 9,976
John McCain/Sarah Palin – 6,013

U.S. Senate
Mark Udall- 9,421
Bob Schaffer – 5,736

2nd Congressional District
Jared Polis – 8,727
Scott Starin – 5,761

State Senate District 8 (White winning overall)
Ken Brenner -- 7,664
Al White -- 7,236

House District 56 (Scanlan winning overall)
Ali Hasan – 6,472
Christine Scanlan – 6,419

Eagle County Commissioner – District 1
Peter Runyon – 7,742
Dick Gustafson – 7,261

Eagle County Commissioner – District 1
Jon Stavney – 7,930
Debbie Buckley – 6,926

Avon Town Council
Amy Phillips – 621
Albert “Buz” Reynolds – 612
Kristi Ferraro - 601



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