More Monica Mendoza Articles

  • 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...

  • Blog: Colorado Springs has new electronic campaign finance reporting

    Updated: Mon, Nov 3, 2014

    Campaign finance reporting in Colorado Springs just went paperless. The City Clerk’s Office launched an electronic campaign finance filing system for the April 7, 2015 general municipal election. The system allows candidates and committees to create contributions and expenditures...

  • Unleashed dogs interfere with weed-eating goats working in Colorado Springs park

    Updated: Fri, Oct 31, 2014

    A herd of weed-eating goats trying to do their job in Bear Creek Regional Park are being harassed on a daily basis by dogs, whose owners are illegally allowing them to run off-leash. Every year for the past 15 years, about 550 goats have worked the park, eating noxious weeds and brush...

  • Blog: Spark up the fireplace, Bristol's Winter Warlock is here

    Updated: Fri, Oct 31, 2014

    Just in time for Halloween, the Winter Warlock has arrived. Bristol Brewing Co. released its oatmeal stout this week to replace its summer seasonal Yellow Kite. Mike Bristol said recently he loves the changing seasons and matching beers to the seasons. "In Colorado, we have the...

  • Colorado Springs City Council lauds mayor's budget but wants change to process

    Updated: Fri, Oct 31, 2014

    Mayor Steve Bach's proposed 2015 budget sailed through a City Council markup session Thursday with hardly a change to spending. However, the council is expected to propose a series of changes to the budget process that would increase the number of budgeted departments, require...

  • Manitou Springs fireworks show will be covered by the chamber, not the Red Cross

    Updated: Wed, Oct 29, 2014

    The $10,000 cost for a fireworks show in Manitou Springs last weekend will be covered by the Chamber of Commerce. Originally, the bills for the show that lighted the sky the night before the Emma Crawford Coffin Races were slated to be covered by a $50,000 American Red Cross economic...

  • Blog: Binnings won't run for mayor

    Updated: Wed, Oct 29, 2014

    Local economist Tom Binnings said he will not run for mayor in Colorado Springs. Binnings was mulling the idea, but said this week he decided against it.

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