3. Aspen judge sentences 76-year old man to jail for 15 days for operating an unlicensed taxi service. The senior citizen said he does not operate a taxi for profit but merely enjoys giving friends and service-industry workers a ride home late at night. The money he collects pays for gas and upkeep on his vehicle. (HT: Armin Ghazi)
5. Chart below is from the WSJ showing how crude oil and natural gas prices have been diverging since the last week of 2008.
6. North Dakota's oil boom is fueling an energy-related education boom in the state. The North Dakota State Board of Higher Education just approved the creation of a new department of petroleum engineering at the University of North Dakota in response to the needs of the petroleum industry, especially in western North Dakota.