More Monica Mendoza Articles

  • Colorado Springs man gets life in prison for murder of his pregnant wife

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    A Colorado Springs man was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole Friday morning. Jurors found Andre Jones guilty in the murder of his pregnant wife earlier this week in 4th Judicial District Court. The only option for his sentence was life without the...

  • Passenger cited after bringing loaded gun in carry-on luggage to Colorado Springs Airport

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    A passenger trying to board a plane Thursday evening at Colorado Springs Airport was found with a loaded gun in his carry-on luggage, according to the Transportation Security Administration. A TSA employee discovered the loaded firearm at 7:15 p.m. at the checkpoint of the airport....

  • Colorado Springs council raises some fees, leave others intact

    Updated: Tue, Jul 22, 2014

    After much talk from elected officials about the need to reduce city fees for Colorado Springs businesses, developers and citizens, Tuesday's City Council meeting ended with all existing fees intact and an increase in golf and cemetery fees. The City Council was unable to override...

  • Stormwater task force says fee ready to be judged by voters

    Updated: Mon, Jul 21, 2014

    A typical residential property owner would pay $9.14 a month if a proposed regional stormwater fee makes it on the ballot and is approved by voters in November. The Colorado Springs City Council will consider a resolution Tuesday on whether it wants the city to be part of a regional...

  • Rain is brief, but causes a mess throughout county

    Updated: Sat, Jul 19, 2014

    The rain lasted only about one hour Saturday afternoon, but it created mud slides, sliced at least one tree to the core and left a few businesses along Academy Boulevard without power for a few hours. Sunday could be a repeat performance from Mother Nature, the National Weather...

  • Electric rates in Colorado Springs may be rolled back in September

    Updated: Wed, Jul 16, 2014

    Electric rates could be rolled back again in September when a second boiler inside Martin Drake Power Plant is expected to be up and running. Colorado Springs City Council members, in their role as the Colorado Springs Utilities Board, said Wednesday they will consider rolling back...

  • Colorado Springs Utilities to Xcel: 'Thanks, but no thanks'

    Updated: Wed, Jul 16, 2014

    Colorado Springs City Council will soon send a letter that reads something like this: "Dear Xcel Energy, thank you for your interest in buying Colorado Springs Utilities energy division, but no thanks." The council, in its role as the Colorado Springs Utilities Board, emphatically...

  • Council president wants Colorado Springs to explore electric power options

    Updated: Wed, Jul 16, 2014

    Colorado Springs City Council president Keith King does not want to sell the city's electric division but he does want to explore other options for the city's electric power, like buying natural gas on the market. In its deliberations over the future of the coal-fired Martin Drake...

  • No deals on fees between Colorado Springs council, mayor

    Updated: Fri, Jul 11, 2014

    Mayor Steve Bach is pitching a plan to waive park and school fees for downtown residential developers, but it may be shot down by Colorado Springs City Council members. Some said they wouldn't support it if Bach vetoed their business license fee legislation. On Wednesday, Bach did...

  • Minnesota company interested in buying Colorado Springs Utilities' electric division

    Updated: Thu, Jul 10, 2014

    Xcel Energy has an interest in buying Colorado Springs Utilities' electric division, which includes the controversial Martin Drake Power Plant. The Minneapolis-based company, which has Colorado operations, asked Colorado Springs Utilities if it would entertain the idea of selling its...

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