More Monica Mendoza Articles

  • Colorado Springs transit budget tiff simmers

    Updated: Mon, Mar 24, 2014

    Mayor Steve Bach says the city does not legally need to maintain a specific annual transit budget to participate in the Pikes Peak Rural Transportation Authority tax program. Bach was responding to a March 12 letter sent to the city of Colorado Springs from the PPRTA board of...

  • Drake Power Plant to remain another 9 to 15 years

    Updated: Thu, Mar 20, 2014

    It appears the Colorado Springs City Council is not interested in closing the Martin Drake coal-fired power plant in the immediate future. A majority of the council, sitting as the Colorado Springs Utilities Board, indicated this week that closing Drake in the short term is off the...

  • Colorado Springs Utilities' Forte earns high performance marks, getting $60,000

    Updated: Wed, Mar 19, 2014

    Colorado Springs Utilities CEO Jerry Forte didn't get a $171,000 salary increase last month, but he is on track to receive $60,000 in performance incentives for "exceeding expectations" in his annual job review. The Colorado Springs City Council, sitting as the Utilities board of...

  • Champions backers say it's premature to put issue on ballot

    Updated: Tue, Mar 18, 2014

    It will take at least a year to determine how to structure and pay for a proposed $92 million downtown sports and events center, according to City for Champions organizers. That is why it is premature for the Colorado Springs City Council to say it will put the issue on the ballot,...

  • 5 Colorado Springs council members want vote on proposed events center; community update today

    Updated: Tue, Mar 18, 2014

    A proposed City for Champions downtown sports and events center took a new turn Monday when five City Council members signed a letter saying they would not authorize the creation of a special taxing district to finance the $92 million center without asking voters. The move puts...

  • Details of City for Champions project included in 'milestone' report sent to state

    Updated: Fri, Mar 14, 2014

    Mayor Steve Bach will assemble and head up a seven-member board to oversee a public/private partnership that will advise the city on a proposed City for Champions downtown stadium and events center. The new information is detailed in a draft resolution that Bach's office prepared for...

  • SudSisters: Craft Week about more than just beer

    Updated: Wed, Mar 12, 2014

    Sometimes there is more to life than craft beer. There's coffee, food and spirits. Those who make these craft products share a similar mission - just getting the word out about all the good stuff. Aly Hartwig, a local craft beer brewer, thought there ought to be a Colorado...

  • Colorado Springs City Council denies appeal to halt indoor shooting range

    Updated: Tue, Mar 11, 2014

    An indoor shooting range will be built in north Colorado Springs amid office buildings, higher education campuses and retail stores despite heavy opposition from its neighbors. The Colorado Springs City Council denied an appeal of the project Tuesday in a 7-2 vote and upheld the...

  • Colorado Springs City Council focuses on economic development

    Published: Tue, Mar 11, 2014

    After nine months of mostly budget and procedure discussions, the Colorado Springs City Council has turned its focus to economic development. The council on Monday discussed ways the city can attract businesses and create jobs. It will consider creating a tax-free zone around the...

  • New ambulance service contract puts $1.17 million back into Colorado Springs coffers, council told

    Published: Mon, Mar 10, 2014

    Colorado Springs will have an extra $1.17 million in its city coffers this year because of a new contract with American Medical Response ambulance service. The City Council was briefed Monday by Fire Chief Christopher Riley and Deputy Fire Chief Ted Collas on the city's contract...

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