More Monica Mendoza Articles

  • City Council, county commissioners finalize stormwater deal

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    Mayor Steve Bach made a last-minute attempt to control the board of a proposed regional stormwater authority, which if approved by voters in November will oversee millions of dollars a year in construction of drainage projects. In a proposal to take the creation of a regional...

  • Colorado Springs man works with police to recover property listed on Craigslist

    Updated: Tue, Jul 29, 2014

    Colorado Springs police say a man saw his stolen property listed for sale on Craigslist and set up a meeting with the people he believed had taken his goods The man told police he had two blowers stolen on July 21 in the 700 block of Chapman Drive. On July 28, he called police and...

  • PPRTA to spend $12 million on area known as No Man's Land

    Updated: Mon, Jul 28, 2014

    The Pikes Peak Rural Transportation Authority will start a major road project in 2016 on a stretch of highway that has been neglected, deemed blighted and been nicknamed No Man's Land. The authority will spend $12 million on sidewalks, gutters, a center turn lane, bicycle lanes and...

  • Colorado Springs man gets life in prison for murder of his pregnant wife

    Updated: Fri, Jul 25, 2014

    A Colorado Springs man was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole Friday morning. Jurors found Andre Jones guilty in the murder of his pregnant wife earlier this week in 4th Judicial District Court. The only option for his sentence was life without the...

  • Passenger cited after bringing loaded gun in carry-on luggage to Colorado Springs Airport

    Updated: Fri, Jul 25, 2014

    A passenger trying to board a plane Thursday evening at Colorado Springs Airport was found with a loaded gun in his carry-on luggage, according to the Transportation Security Administration. A TSA employee discovered the loaded firearm at 7:15 p.m. at the checkpoint of the airport....

  • Colorado Springs council raises some fees, leave others intact

    Updated: Tue, Jul 22, 2014

    After much talk from elected officials about the need to reduce city fees for Colorado Springs businesses, developers and citizens, Tuesday's City Council meeting ended with all existing fees intact and an increase in golf and cemetery fees. The City Council was unable to override...

  • Stormwater task force says fee ready to be judged by voters

    Updated: Mon, Jul 21, 2014

    A typical residential property owner would pay $9.14 a month if a proposed regional stormwater fee makes it on the ballot and is approved by voters in November. The Colorado Springs City Council will consider a resolution Tuesday on whether it wants the city to be part of a regional...

  • Rain is brief, but causes a mess throughout county

    Updated: Sat, Jul 19, 2014

    The rain lasted only about one hour Saturday afternoon, but it created mud slides, sliced at least one tree to the core and left a few businesses along Academy Boulevard without power for a few hours. Sunday could be a repeat performance from Mother Nature, the National Weather...

  • Electric rates in Colorado Springs may be rolled back in September

    Updated: Wed, Jul 16, 2014

    Electric rates could be rolled back again in September when a second boiler inside Martin Drake Power Plant is expected to be up and running. Colorado Springs City Council members, in their role as the Colorado Springs Utilities Board, said Wednesday they will consider rolling back...

  • Colorado Springs Utilities to Xcel: 'Thanks, but no thanks'

    Updated: Wed, Jul 16, 2014

    Colorado Springs City Council will soon send a letter that reads something like this: "Dear Xcel Energy, thank you for your interest in buying Colorado Springs Utilities energy division, but no thanks." The council, in its role as the Colorado Springs Utilities Board, emphatically...

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