More Monica Mendoza Articles

  • Colorado Springs City Council expected to choose path for Jones Park

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    The fate of 1,200 acres of forestland known as Jones Park remains undecided, but new ideas about what to do with the property emerged from the Colorado Springs City Council on Monday. Here are some of the considerations for the land, which is owned by the city and managed by Colorado...

  • Blog: Miller will ask Council to postpone vote on event center

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    Council member Joel Miller will ask City Council Tuesday to postpone the vote on a proposal that would ask voters to change the city’s charter to require a public vote on any city-sponsored sports and events center. Miller said that it has to do with the timing. If he asks for the...

  • City Attorney's Office to represent Colorado Springs police in lawsuit

    Published: Mon, Sep 22, 2014

    The Colorado Springs City Attorney's Office will represent members of the SWAT team and the city's top police officers in a lawsuit filed against them after an hours-long standoff in 2012 ended with police discharging an explosive device into a man's home. Ronald Brown, an Army...

  • Blog: Makepeace will make announcement of mayoral run in November

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    Former Colorado Springs mayor Mary Lou Makepeace said she is not ready to make a formal announcement about a possible run for mayor in 2015. "I won't make a formal announcement until after November," she said. Makepeace served 18 years on the City Council and six of those were as...

  • Colorado Springs group wants to change workings of Utilities board

    Updated: Thu, Sep 18, 2014

    Two members of the newly formed Colorado Springs Forward group sat before the City Council on Wednesday and suggested that a different group than the council could better govern the $1 billion publicly owned utility. Motives were questioned, voices raised and some City Council...

  • 5 things going on inside Martin Drake Power Plant

    Updated: Thu, Sep 18, 2014

    A fire erupted inside Martin Drake Power Plant May 5, shutting down all operations. Colorado Springs Utilities employees, contracted cleanup crews, and contracted engineers have worked around the clock since then to bring up two of the three boilers. The last boiler, known as Unit 5,...

  • Some Colorado Springs officials may want to keep Jones Park

    Updated: Wed, Sep 17, 2014

    The Jones Park land discussion took an unexpected turn Wednesday with some City Council members saying maybe Colorado Springs Utilities ought to keep the 1,200-acre swath of forestland. The notion was raised as the City Council, sitting as the Colorado Springs Utilities board,...

  • Blog: Melcher was paid more than $100K after he resigned

    Updated: Wed, Sep 17, 2014

    Maybe he’s been out of mind since January, but former City Attorney Chris Melcher was on the tax payer’s nickel until the end of August. Melcher, who resigned in October, effective Jan. 5, 2014, has been paid $91,867.88 in severance – equal to six months of his $183,736 annual salary...

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

    Updated: Tue, Sep 16, 2014

    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....

  • Politicians on hand as United Way project gets under way

    Updated: Sat, Sep 13, 2014

    A group of volunteers put on their painting pants, grabbed paint brushes and went to work on the Soda Springs Park band shell in Manitou Springs early Saturday morning. It was a small painting party of about 50 volunteers to freshen up the weathered band shell but it seemed to...