Mesa Ridge High School Teacher Resigns After Being Charged With Sexual Assault

Mr. French has tendered his resignation effective January 9, 2014 following an investigation by the Colorado Springs Police Department. Respecting due process for all parties involved Widefield School District 3 will continue to follow district policy and prodecure. Widefield School District 3 is cooperating with law enforcement during this on-going investigation. Detectives believe this is…

Mesa Ridge High School Teacher Arrested for Alleged Sexual Assault of Student

On Wednesday evening, January 8, 2014, a School Resource Officer with the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office informed CSPD of an allegation of an inappropriate relationship between a Mesa Ridge High School teacher and a female student. While Mesa Ridge High School is in the county’s jurisdiction, the alleged assault occurred in the city’s jurisdiction…

Hazards of Smoking and Home Oxygen Use

Wednesday, December 05, 2013 Kim Melchor Smoking when home oxygen is in use is a deadly combination. Normal air contains almost 21% oxygen. However, medical oxygen is 100% oxygen, and when used indoors it increases the oxygen levels of normal air. As a result, many items which would not normally burn in normal air will…

EL PASO COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE MAKES ARREST IN WIDEFIELD SEXUAL ASSAULT CASE

The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office received information concerning a possible sexual assault that occurred at Widefield High School and involved a teacher, 29 year old Lee Edward Riddle. Over the next several days, the deputy assigned as the School Resource Officer, as well as detectives from the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office Investigations Division conducted…

Hepatitis, Liver Failure in Persons Taking Diet Supplements

HEALTH — The Hawaii State Department of Health (DOH) is alerting local retailers and requesting the voluntary removal from sale of the product OxyElite Pro pending an ongoing investigation of cases of liver failure and acute hepatitis. DOH Food and Drug Branch today began notifying retailers and distributors to voluntarily suspend sales and remove the…

Two Vehicle Crash North of Fountain

The Colorado State Patrol is investigating a two-vehicle crash on I-25 near milepost 132, north of Fountain.  At 8:26 p.m., a pickup traveling northbound on I-25 lost control, spinning across the northbound lanes and into the center median, where it rolled.  The driver, whose identity has yet to be determined, was ejected from the pickup…

Cemetery Crawl at Fountain Cemetery

Fairview Cemetery in Fountain was recently vandalized and several headstones were damaged including historic headstones from the mid-nineteenth century. The Friends of Fountain Fairview Cemetery are hosting a first annual Cemetery Crawl on Saturday, November 3rd, 2012, from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm at the cemetery located at 757 S. Santa Fe Avenue; last tour begins at 1:00pm. …

Ask-A-Lawyer for Free

Volunteer attorneys from the El Paso County Bar Association answer legal questions from the public, in person at no charge on the 2nd Saturday of each month at the Citadel Mall, adjacent to the upper level foor court area from 10:00 a.m. to noon. “Ask A Lawyer” is completely confidential! Upcoming Ask-A Lawyer events at the…

Bobcat Near Appletree Golf Course

A bobcat was seen off Peaceful Valley Rd where the trees are in the middle of the road on Tuesday.  You may want to keep small children and pets indoors or make sure children are with an adult when outdoors.  If you see the bobcat in the area contact the Colorado Game commission.

Drug Disposal Day in Fountain

Turn in your unused or expired household prescription or over the counter medication for safe disposal in the Fountain Valley area on Saturday, September 29, 2012.  There will be two locations to drop off expired or unused drugs: Fountain Middle School Parking Lot at 515 North Santa Fe Avenue, Fountain, CO  80817 Security Fire Department Station 1 at 400…