Widefield Student Arrested for School Threat

Widefield, CO –  A student from Widefield High School was arrested for allegedly making a school threat.  Parents received the following letter regarding the threat: Dear WSD3 Parents, The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office made an arrest today off of school grounds which the district found out about late this afternoon. We were informed that…

Slick Roads Cause School and Work Delays

Weather Alert  for El Paso County.  Roads are slick and temperatures are only 7° in Colorado Springs.  Many schools have a two hour delay. Several schools are closed including Banning Lewis Ranch Academy, D38 Lewis-Palmer, D49 Falcon and Frontier Charter Academy.  All military bases have a two hour delay.  Find all weather closing on our…

Animal Food Recalls: Pet Food on the List

Animal Food Recalls and Alerts from the American Veterinary Medical Association (AMVA) website. The recalls and alerts were announced by the U.S. FDA and/or manufacturers in the last 90 days. Please be aware of the recalls and take precautions to take care of your family pet. Skippy Premium Select Cuts in Gravy with Beef &…

Body Found in Saguache County

Pueblo, CO – February 19, 2018—CBI—The Saguache County Sheriff’s Office with assistance from the Colorado Bureau of Investigation (CBI) are investigating a body discovered in the county on February 18, 2018. A hiker in the area of County Road 42 and County Road Z discovered a female body just after 10:00 a.m. and alerted authorities…

Kibble ‘N Bits Dog Food Recall

Several Kibbles ‘N Bits dog food products have been recalled due to the presence of low levels of pentobarbital. To see affected products and UPC codes, go here: http://bit.ly/2F72Mh4

Deputy Killed in Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs, CO – On Monday afternoon Deputy Micha Flick was shot and killed in the line of duty.  He is survived by his wife and 7 year old twins.  Monday was his 11 year anniversary serving with the El Paso County Sheriff Office.  Two other deputies, a Colorado Springs Police Officer and a bystander…

Colorado Sends Fire Engines to Support California Wildfires

Lakewood, Colorado – Colorado sent 17 fire engines (Type 3 and 6) to support California wildfire operations. The request was made Tuesday, December 5, 2017, through the National Interagency Resource Ordering and Status System (ROSS). The fire engines will support CalFire and are traveling from Colorado to Chino, California for staging and assignments. DFPC expects a second group of fire engines…

Fatal Crash on Southbound I-25

Colorado State Patrol is investigating a single vehicle fatal crash that occurred on Interstate 25 near milepost 134.5.  This location is about three miles south of the Colorado Springs city limits. A 2008 Chevrolet Malibu, driven by 28-year-old Shara Cardenas, of Colorado Springs, was southbound on Interstate 25 in the left hand lane.  The vehicle…

Rabid Skunk Found South of Colorado Springs Airport

El Paso County, Colorado – El Paso County Public Health is urging residents to take steps to protect themselves, pets, and livestock from rabies after a skunk found south of the Colorado Springs Airport has tested positive for rabies.  This is the fifteenth confirmed rabid animal (8 skunks, 7 bats) in El Paso County in 2017…

Colorado CBI Director Leaving Office

Denver, CO—Colorado Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Director Mike Rankin is left the Bureau to pursue a career in the private sector on September 11, 2017. Following two years of service with the Bureau, Director Rankin oversaw the opening of a new forensic science laboratory in the Denver metro area, a new regional office in Pueblo to…