More Monica Mendoza Articles

  • Reflections on potato on the eve of Idaho Potato Bowl

    Updated: Fri, Dec 19, 2014

    You'll say potato and some will say puh-tah-to. Either way, potato has had quite a life. This Saturday, potato will be honored with a namesake college bowl game when Air Force takes on Western Michigan in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl. But who is potato? Potato has been called hot...

  • Reaction to Mayor Steve Bach's decision not to seek re-election

    Updated: Tue, Dec 16, 2014

    Mayor Steve Bach announced Monday that he will not run for a second term in April's election. Here is some of the reaction:  Council president Keith King: King said he respects Bach’s decision not to seek re-election. “I understand that these offices are time demanding...

  • Retired Air Force officer appointed to City Council's District 2, will serve 4 months

    Updated: Tue, Dec 16, 2014

    Larry Bagley, a retired Air Force officer, likes the City for Champions proposal, believes a stormwater funding plan needs to be developed soon and does not want recreational marijuana sales in Colorado Springs. Bagley was appointed by City Council on Monday to temporarily fill the...

  • A closer look at the 10 candidates for vacant Colorado Springs council seat

    Updated: Mon, Dec 15, 2014

    The person appointed to the City Council on Monday will be more than a seat-filler for the next four months. Whoever replaces Joel Miller in the Colorado Springs District 2 seat could be a pivotal member of the council as it prepares to decide in January proposed ballot questions on...

  • Money, power driving the race for Colorado Springs mayor

    Updated: Mon, Dec 15, 2014

    Political power and money have changed the atmosphere of the mayoral election, as candidates jumped into the 2015 race well before January. Money already is being raised. And for the first time in the Colorado Springs' history, the field includes a former mayor, a state elected...

  • Snowy Sunday means it feels a little more like December

    Updated: Sun, Dec 14, 2014

    It's beginning to feel a lot like December, says a National Weather Service meteorologist. Colorado Springs is expected to get 1 to 2 inches of snow Sunday morning and the temperature will be in the mid-30s, says Mark Wankowski, meteorologist. Those in the northern part of the city...

  • City for Champions project update: UCCS Sports Medicine and Performance Center

    Updated: Sun, Dec 14, 2014

    Uccs sports medicine and performance center Projected cost: $27 million. Percent covered by state sales tax, under Regional Tourism Act: 14 percent Amount of private money raised: Not disclosed. On the money: Organizers have said that the remainder of the cost of the project not...

  • Downtown Colorado Springs sports and event center far from a done deal

    Updated: Sun, Dec 14, 2014

    This week is an anniversary of sorts for City for Champions, four ambitious projects designed to fuel the tourism industry in Colorado Springs. Tuesday marks one year since the Colorado Economic Development Commission earmarked $120.5 million in state sales tax rebates to help...

  • Group drops effort to get sports and events center issue on April ballot

    Updated: Sun, Dec 14, 2014

    A group of citizens is dropping its petition drive to get a question on the April ballot asking voters to decide the fate of all future taxpayer-funded sports and event centers or stadiums. Anita Miller, the wife of former District 2 City Council member Joel Miller, said Saturday that...

  • Blog: No "thanks" for Mayor Bach via website

    Updated: Thu, Dec 11, 2014

    Somone took the time to create a special website for the citizens of Colorado Springs to send a "thank you" note to Mayor Steve Bach. But, so far no one has sent him an email via the site www.ThankyouMayorBach.com, according the results of a public records request. "A...

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