More Monica Mendoza Articles

  • Drake 7 should work by end of August; utilities rate reduction could be coming

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    Colorado Springs Utilities officials hope to have a second boiler at Martin Drake Power Plant running by the end of the month. If Unit 7 is working, the Colorado Springs City Council could vote on an electric rate reduction at its first meeting in September. In May, the council...

  • El Paso County, Forest Service dueling for custody of Jones Park

    Updated: 17 hr ago

    The federal government may win a custody battle over a 1,191-acre swath of forestland owned by Colorado Springs called Jones Park despite a challenge by El Paso County. The land, which is in Pike National Forest and straddles El Paso and Teller counties, has been in the city's...

  • Supporters, opponents of Colorado Springs' City for Champions project weigh in

    Yesterday

    Tuesday's City for Champions monthly meeting at the new 21st Century Library was like a networking holiday party with 200 of your closest friends. Singers performed, desserts were served, and everyone - supporters and opponents of the proposed four tourism projects - worked the room....

  • Blog: New format at City for Champions meeting

    Updated: Mon, Aug 18, 2014

    City for Champions organizers are touting their monthly information meeting Tuesday as interactive and hands-on. Attendees will be greeted by athletes who train at the Olympic Training Center and then will have a chance to walk from station to station and to talk one-on-one with...

  • Lack of trust in IT department has Colorado Springs council reluctant to spend millions

    Updated: Mon, Aug 18, 2014

    Colorado Springs has a new vision for its Information Technology department. It will soon spend $1.1 million to make its network, which keeps all city data from personnel files to police records, more secure and begin a system overhaul that details a five-year road map. The new plan...

  • No I.D., no entry

    Updated: Thu, Aug 14, 2014

    Message from security officials at the Colorado Springs City Administration Building: No I.D., no entry. Anyone doing business at the CAB, 130 S. Nevada Ave., is now welcomed at the front doors by two large signs that say, “100 % I.D. Check, for everyone’s safety. Thank you for your...

  • Dueling press conferences could set tone for stormwater campaign

    Updated: Wed, Aug 13, 2014

    Dueling press conferences on Wednesday over a proposed stormwater funding plan may signal a long campaign season ripe with accusations, political rhetoric and name calling. Mayor Steve Bach held a press conference in the morning to announce that he will not support the proposed...

  • Colorado Springs City Council OKs regional stormwater contract

    Updated: Wed, Aug 13, 2014

    Members of the regional stormwater task force cheered Tuesday when the Colorado Springs City Council voted 7-2 to approve a contract for a stormwater funding program that was two years in the making. With a sigh of relief following the vote, council member Jan Martin said the city...

  • Colorado Springs stormwater conflict could affect SDS water flow

    Updated: Sat, Aug 9, 2014

    Pueblo County Commissioner Sal Pace has closely followed the negotiations over the proposed El Paso County stormwater initiative and is crossing his fingers that political bickering won't keep the issue from the November ballot. Pace has talked about Colorado Springs' floodwaters for...

  • Republican group: Mayor says he will not seek second term; Bach remains undecided

    Updated: Thu, Aug 7, 2014

    Mayor Steve Bach told a group of Republicans at a Wednesday breakfast meeting that he was not going to seek a second term as mayor. But Bach said later that day that he has not made a decision on whether he will run for a second term in 2015. An item posted on Champions for the...

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