More Monica Mendoza Articles

  • Water for Colorado Springs parks may cut into 2015 budget

    Updated: Mon, Sep 8, 2014

    The price of watering the city's parks may be why the 2015 city budget faces a deficit. Mayor Steve Bach said he needs to slash about $6 million from the 2015 budget, and hinted that the nearly $4 million parks watering bill from Colorado Springs Utilities is among the reasons....

  • United Way teaming with Colorado Springs Forward to shape public policy

    Updated: Mon, Sep 8, 2014

    A longtime community organization that relies on a corps of volunteers for quality of life issues is working with a newly formed organization that has the goal of shaping Colorado Springs public policy. Pikes Peak United Way is ready to appoint a task force to study three issues that...

  • It's all fun and games, and beer, at Bristol's Beer Field Day

    Updated: Fri, Sep 5, 2014

      Remember Field Day from when you were a kid? Well how about Beer Field Day now that you're all grown up. Bristol Brewing Company is hosting its inaugural Beer Field Day on Saturday, Sept. 6 at its historic Ivywild School, 1605 S. Cascade Ave. "This event will allow guests...

  • John Cassiani tapped to head up Colorado Springs Forward

    Updated: Thu, Sep 4, 2014

    John Cassiani, a real estate consultant and broker, is heading up the newly formed Colorado Springs Forward group. Cassiani has been named executive director of the group, which was "born out of frustration with the performance of local government observed in 2013," its website...

  • Colorado Springs economist mulling run for mayor

    Updated: Thu, Sep 4, 2014

    The job of mayor is looking attractive to Colorado Springs economist Tom Binnings. The senior partner at Summit Economics said Thursday he is considering a run but will not make a decision until after the November election.   “While I consider myself uniquely qualified...

  • Utilities competes in gas rodeo

    Updated: Wed, Sep 3, 2014

    How fast can a team of utilities workers set a meter, make it wrench tight, level and meet national standards?   Colorado Springs Utilities aims to find out when it hosts the 2014 National Gas Rodeo competition Sept. 13.   Fifty crews from across the country will...

  • More than 500 sign Colorado Springs Forward letter

    Updated: Wed, Sep 3, 2014

    More than 500 people have signed an open letter in support of the newly formed Colorado Springs Forward group, which still is a little mysterious. A group of business leaders formed the organization this summer to become civically and political involved in major decisions in the...

  • Mayoral proclamation is Bach's last word on stormwater issue

    Updated: Wed, Sep 3, 2014

    Mayor Steve Bach said what he had to say about the proposed stormwater initiative and he won't say anymore. The El Paso County Commission on Tuesday gave final approval to a stormwater intergovernmental agreement and OK'd a ballot measure that will allow voters to decide on funding...

  • John Suthers throws hat in the ring to become Colorado Springs mayor

    Updated: Wed, Sep 3, 2014

    The race for Colorado Springs mayor is on, and two well-known political figures are first out of the gate with intentions of becoming the city's next CEO. On Tuesday, Colorado Attorney General John Suthers said he is in the race for mayor. Suthers, 62, had been mulling the option for...

  • Colorado Springs council may need a year to have a Drake decommission plan

    Updated: Mon, Sep 1, 2014

    It could be a year before the Colorado Springs City Council makes a decision on when to decommission the Martin Drake Power Plant. The council, which doubles as the Colorado Springs Utilities Board, asked Utilities staff Aug. 20 to run a number of scenarios describing what life would...

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