More Monica Mendoza Articles

  • Blog update: No skating in Acacia Park tonight

    Updated: Fri, Nov 14, 2014

    The weather is chilly and the holidays are around the corner. It must mean it's time to skate. Tonight is the grand opening of the skating rink in Acacia Park, at the corner of Tejon Street and Platte Avenue. The winter seasonal rink celebration kicks off at 4 p.m. with remarks...

  • Mary Lou Makepeace officially joins race for Colorado Springs mayor

    Updated: Thu, Nov 13, 2014

    Former Colorado Springs Mayor Mary Lou Makepeace stood at the podium Wednesday before a crowd of about 80 people and simply said, "I'm in." For months, people have speculated whether Makepeace, the city's first female mayor, would jump into the race for mayor in 2015. It's a new job...

  • City for Champions proposals draw crowd to Colorado Springs council meeting

    Updated: Tue, Nov 11, 2014

    City for Champions took center stage in City Hall on Monday with all the drama of a television reality show. Proponents of the City for Champions tourism project testified before City Council in attempt to stop a proposal that would ask voters for prior approval of a city-funded...

  • Blog: Second compressed natural gas filling station to open in 2015

    Updated: Fri, Nov 7, 2014

    Vehicles that run on compressed natural gas will have a second location in Colorado Springs in 2015 to fuel up. The Colorado Energy Office awarded Colorado Springs Utilities a $500,000 grant to build a second compressed natural gas fueling station at its John Pinkerton Service...

  • Results of Mayor Bach's downtown Colorado Springs stadium survey finally released

    Updated: Fri, Nov 7, 2014

    A majority of residents did not want the Sky Sox baseball stadium to move downtown, according to the results of a community survey ordered in May 2013 by Mayor Steve Bach. The results of the survey, kept secret for more than a year, were released by Bach Thursday after The Gazette...

  • Rejection of stormwater plan could mean lawsuit for Colorado Springs

    Updated: Thu, Nov 6, 2014

    A failed stormwater proposal could trigger legal action from Pueblo County and is expected to become a campaign issue in the race for Colorado Springs mayor. Voters rejected a proposal Tuesday to create a regional stormwater authority that would have collected annual fees from...

  • Election night in Colorado exciting, if anti-climactic

    Updated: Wed, Nov 5, 2014

    Election night in Colorado was nothing short of exciting - and somewhat anti-climactic. In the race of his career, Democrat U.S. Sen. Mark Udall was unable to fend off Republican challenger Rep. Cory Gardner, who had nearly 49.5 percent of the vote Wednesday morning. The race was...

  • Election 2014: Roundup of measures in El Paso, Teller counties

    Updated: Wed, Nov 5, 2014

    Voters in El Paso County opted to let the county keep about $2 million in excess revenue for park projects and overwhelmingly supported term limits for the sheriff. In Fountain, voters said "no" to raising the town lodging taxes and said its fire and police officers must live inside...

  • Stormwater fee proposal in El Paso County defeated

    Updated: Wed, Nov 5, 2014

    Proponents of the stormwater fee vowed Tuesday to come back swinging after the defeat of a proposal that would have collected an estimated $40 million a year for flood control projects. "We should be proud of what we've done - we made the community aware of a problem that had been...

  • Blog: Two more candidates for mayor, Suthers raises more than $50,000

    Updated: Tue, Nov 4, 2014

    Former Colorado Springs mayor Mary Lou Makepeace and self-employed real estate broker Justine Herring are in the 2015 race for mayor, at least they are raising money for their campaigns, records show. Makepeace, who had said she was not ready to make a formal announcement about a...