More Monica Mendoza Articles

  • Colorado Springs councilman: Voters should decide on stadium portion of City for Champions

    Updated: Wed, Aug 27, 2014

    Colorado Springs City Council member Joel Miller says voters should decide if local tax money is spent on a sports and event center. He will ask his colleagues to put a question on the April 2015 ballot asking voters if they will amend the city's charter to require voter approval for...

  • Colorado Springs electric rates could soon be less than before Drake fire

    Updated: Wed, Aug 27, 2014

    A second turbine at Martin Drake Power Plant has powered up and that coupled with lower natural gas prices means residential Utilities customers might soon pay 36 cents less a month for electricity than before the fire at the plant. Colorado Springs Utilities CEO Jerry Forte said a...

  • Colorado Springs Council OKs new Public Works director

    Updated: Wed, Aug 27, 2014

    The Colorado Springs City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to confirm Mayor Steve Bach's appointment of Travis Easton as the city's new Public Works director. Easton, an engineer and former mayor of Monument, will be paid an annual salary of $150,000 and is expected to begin Oct. 1,...

  • SUDSISTERS: It's summer, time to start thinking about fall and winter beers

    Published: Wed, Aug 27, 2014

    The summer sun may be blazing but Colorado brewers have fall and winter on their minds. Brewers are on the hunt for holiday spices like pumpkin, pecan, orange peel and coffee and readying for warm, big, winter flavors. Already released: New Belgium's Tour de Fall and Left Hand...

  • Recreational marijuana ballot question remains unresolved in Colorado Springs

    Updated: Tue, Aug 26, 2014

    The Colorado Springs City Council is still undecided about a retail, recreational marijuana ballot question. Council member Jill Gaebler had hoped the council would agree this month to a resolution - a promise to the community - that it would put a question on the April ballot asking...

  • Mayor's appointee to Public Works was to be secret until Tuesday

    Updated: Mon, Aug 25, 2014

    The name of Mayor Steve Bach's appointee for director of Public Works was to remain secret until Tuesday. Some Colorado Springs City Council members are miffed that they are being asked to approve a new director of public works but the resolution in the public notice does not have...

  • Stormwater issue heading toward November ballot, organizers call it the 'fourth quarter' of long game

    Updated: Mon, Aug 25, 2014

    It's the end of the third quarter in the proposed stormwater funding plan, and a group of residents who have been working on the issue for two years have their game faces on. They saw a contract approved by the El Paso County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday that outlines how a...

  • Colorado Springs hires outside attorney for advice on City for Champions

    Published: Mon, Aug 25, 2014

    The city of Colorado Springs has hired an outside attorney to give a legal advice about a citywide Tax Increment Financing district for the City for Champions project. In an Aug. 19 email from city council member Joel Miller to the city’s City for Champions project director Bob...

  • Former Monument mayor up for Colorado Springs Public Works director

    Published: Fri, Aug 22, 2014

    Colorado Springs City Council will be asked Tuesday to confirm Mayor Steve Bach’s appointment of a new public works director -- the former mayor of Monument Travis Easton. The city public works director is among the positions appointed by the mayor and who answer directly to the...

  • Rate hike likely for Colorado Springs Utilities customers, along with staff cuts

    Updated: Fri, Aug 22, 2014

    Hefty price tags on emission control projects and possible fuel price increases could force the Colorado Springs City Council to increase electric rates, defer maintenance on water main lines and make staff cuts at Colorado Springs Utilities in 2015. The projected budget is expected...