More Monica Mendoza Articles

  • 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...

  • Bach names attorney, airport manager and deputy chief of staff for Colorado Springs

    Updated: Wed, Mar 5, 2014

    Mayor Steve Bach made three appointments Wednesday that he hopes will bring stability to the city administration and improve relations with the City Council. Bach named Bret Waters as the deputy chief of staff - a new position that will work directly with the City Council, Bach said....

  • U.S. Olympic Museum names director

    Updated: Tue, Mar 4, 2014

    The U.S. Olympic museum has its first employee. Kristen Downs, a community activist who planned the 2013 Winterfest events and downtown ice skating rink, has been named the museum's executive administrative coordinator. She'll be the person to move the project forward, said Dick...

  • Cory Gardner makes U.S. Senate candidacy official

    Updated: Sun, Mar 2, 2014

    It's a risky move for Rep. Cory Gardner to leave his seat in the U.S. House and make a run for the U.S. Senate. "There are people around this country that have taken risk to make lives better," he said Saturday in Denver, shortly after he officially announced his candidacy for the...

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