Each week we’ll run through the sublime, the trivial and profound issues, decisions and goings on that strike us as Hits or Misses. you can join in, too, by emailing your Hits & Misses to firstname.lastname@example.org.
HITS (from reader Ramona Greb): To Nevada City Gas (corner of South Pine and Sacramento) which consistently keeps gas prices at $3.99 a gallon. No hiccup in prices. And they do the pumping!
MISS (from reader Nancy Guenther): To The Union continuing to report our county’s COVID-19 positivity rate averaged over the whole length of the pandemic (5.1% as of Aug. 25) instead of the rate over the past seven days (12.2%). As a comparison, the statewide rate is 5.4%. Thank you for reporting the number of hospitalizations (31). The statewide dashboard also indicates that we have zero ICU beds available, which would be a useful statistic to add. It would also be useful to know the age range of those hospitalized and their vaccination status.
HIT (from reader Carolyn Woods): To The Union and multimedia reporter Elias Funez for fascinating live video with commentary of the recent Bennett Fire.
MISS (from Woods): To those who encourage shaming and/or assaulting mask wearers.
HIT (from reader Ray Bryars): To KNCO for their excellent coverage of the Bennett Fire. Their recent lengthy, detailed coverage was very much appreciated. We are blessed to have such a community-oriented radio station in our smoky back yard.
HIT (from Bryars): To our firefighters from near and far. Without your expertise and dedication, many of us could be homeless. Thank You for your hard work.
HIT (from reader Mike Contino): To reader Susan Rogers for reporting the two misses: 1. those protesting at Nevada Union High; 2. those complaining and calling for the ouster of Dr Kellermann