ASPEN, Colo. (AP) – A Woody Creek taxi driver is facing contempt
of court charges for continuing to offer rides for tips.
Phil Sullivan is scheduled to appear in court Friday to explain
why he ignored a judge’s order to stop offering rides.
Sullivan was nabbed by a sting operation by the Colorado Public
Utilities Commission, which regulates taxi service. Sullivan
has racked up more than $13,000 in fines since 2006. Sullivan says
he is offering a public service.

Aspen–Colorado skiers who buy season passes are taking
out insurance on their purchases. Skiers say they are taking out the insurance because resorts are making refunds more difficult.
The insurance being offered by most resorts covers issues like
illness or a job change that prevents skiing. insurance
on season passes to Vail’s four Colorado hills, Copper Mountain and
Intrawest’s Winter Park and Steamboat cost $20. A policy for Aspen
Skiing’s premier pass that costs more than $1,800 will run skiers
about $110.

MONTROSE, Colo. (AP) – Former Delta Mayor Roy Nelson has been
sentenced to 90 days of work release and probation for molesting a
12-year-old boy. Nelson pleaded guilty in August to attempted sexual assault on a child and unlawful sexual contact. The youth waited five years to report the crimes. Supporters filled the courtroom at sentencing Tuesday to tell
the judge that Nelson’s crimes did not represent his true

DENVER (AP) – Anti-tax activist Douglas Bruce has lost another
round in court. Bruce argued at a Denver District Court hearing
yesterday that state officials misled the grand jury to obtain the
indictment against him. But Judge Anne Mansfield said a jury should
decide. The Denver Post reports Bruce also lost a motion to move
the trial to Colorado Springs where he lives.

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) – Prosecutors have cleared four El
Paso County deputies who shot and killed a 45-year-old man from
Colorado Springs after he fired on them. The deputies were in Black
Forest responding to a call from a man who claimed his father had
shot at him during a fight. They tracked Daniel Leskinen to a
nearby house and used a stun gun on him, and the man opened fire.

DENVER (AP) – Comcast today unveils a program aimed at providing
low-income families in Colorado with Internet access and laptops at
reduced prices. Gov. John Hickenlooper and Denver Mayor Michael
Hancock will be at Denver’s South High School this morning to talk
about the program. It would allow families with children who
qualify for free school lunch to have Internet at $10 per month and
laptops for $150.