Garfield County–The Garfield County Sheriff’s Office is getting an increasing number of reports of men running around naked in public and committing lewd acts. Several incidents have been reported since September of 2008, most recently along the Rio Grande Trail near Catherine’s Store.

Aspen–Emergency phone service in Aspen was restored late last night. Century Link reported an outage around 10-pm. 9-1-1 calls had to be rerouted to Vail until just after midnight. The cause of the outage has not been determined yet.

Glenwood Springs–The Colorado Mountain College Board of Trustees put off it’s decision on the construction of a natural gas compressor station. Source Gas is hoping to build the facility near CMC’s Spring Valley campus. The board says it wants more time to consider all the issues.

Denver–Colorado is closer to becoming the next state to approve civil unions for gay couples. Yesterday, a Republican-led house committee approved a civil union bill that will grant gay couples rights similar to married, heterosexual couples.
DENVER (AP) – A legal marijuana limit for drivers similar to the
blood-alcohol standard is closer to approval in Colorado. A House
committee has approved the measure after hours of testimony
debating whether drivers should be considered impaired if they test
positive for 5 nanograms or more of THC, the psychoactive
ingredient in pot.

MEEKER, Colo. (AP) – The U.S. Forest Service is looking for help
decorating this year’s U.S. Capitol Christmas tree. Over 5,000
handmade ornaments are needed to decorate the tree, which will come
from Colorado’s White River National Forest. Another 1,000
ornaments are needed for smaller trees that will decorate offices
in Washington, D.C. The Forest Service is asking children across
the state to contribute ornaments.