More Monica Mendoza Articles

  • Live blog: Black Friday is here and Colorado Springs shoppers are looking for bargains on quality merchandise

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    Note: Scroll down in this article for live Colorado Springs-area Black Friday shopping updates via Twitter (#csBlackFriday). Black Friday shopping has become a tradition, and sport, for the Zadah and Khoshnaw clan of Colorado Springs. This year, the family upped its shopping plan...

  • Disc golfers, residents at odds over proposed Colorado Springs course

    Yesterday

    Colorado Springs park officials traversed the city in search of a place to build the city's second disc golf course. They found one at Rampart Park, at Lexington Drive and Union Boulevard next to Rampart High School, where 78 acres is home to soccer and baseball fields, a dog park, a...

  • Colorado Springs Mayor wastes no time vetoing City Council's budget demands

    Updated: Wed, Nov 26, 2014

    Mayor Steve Bach wasted no time vetoing sections of the 2015 city budget approved Tuesday by the City Council - something the council anticipated based on the opinions it received from the City Attorney and last year's vetoes of similar items. Bach said in a press release Wednesday...

  • Blog: Teen likes at-large Council seat

    Updated: Wed, Nov 26, 2014

    Local political campaign volunteer Dylan Sparks had his sights on one of the at-large Colorado Springs City Council seats open in 2015. He spent the past several months knocking on doors on behalf of Republican candidates in the November election: Colorado House District 16...

  • Colorado Springs City Council has few problems with proposed budget

    Updated: Wed, Nov 26, 2014

    For all the kicking and screaming over last year's city budget, the 2015 Colorado Springs budget was approved by the City Council on Tuesday with nary a squeak. Councilman Andy Pico was the only one to comment on the 
$259 million general fund budget, saying he is concerned that not...

  • Colorado Springs voters might decide stormwater funding

    Updated: Tue, Nov 25, 2014

    Colorado Springs Chief of Staff Steve Cox presented a capital improvement and stormwater funding plan to the City Council on Monday that he's hoping will go to voters in April. He's asking that the City Council put a question on the ballot seeking voter approval to issue $160 million...

  • City Councilman Joel Miller resigns his seat, will run for mayor in 2015

    Updated: Tue, Nov 25, 2014

    Colorado Springs City Councilman Joel Miller dropped a double bombshell Monday with an announcement that he is resigning from City Council and will turn his attention to the 2015 mayor's race. Miller, 44, beat District 2 incumbent Angela Dougan for a council seat in April 2013. He is...

  • Blog: Panel will evaluate, grade, mayoral candidates

    Updated: Fri, Nov 21, 2014

    A Colorado Springs consulting firm is looking for volunteers to evaluate mayoral candidates. Candidates Plus in seeking applicants for the panel, which will interview and evaluate mayoral candidates based on networking ability, employment and positions of responsibility, character...

  • Spirt of the Springs Awards hits 111th mark

    Updated: Fri, Nov 21, 2014

    Mayor Steve Bach handed out 111th Spirit of the Springs Award this week to the Vanguard School at Cheyenne Mountain Charter School.   The school was ranked as the No. 1 school in Colorado and 16 out of 500 schools nationally ranked in Newsweek’s 2014 list of America’s Top High...

  • Blog: City hosts "Bring a Turkey to Work Day" -- goal is 500 birds

    Updated: Thu, Nov 20, 2014

    For the past seven years Colorado Springs employees have hosted a turkey drive and they’ve made a little contest among the departments to see which can bring in the most birds. The city’s annual drive, which is part of Care and Share’s “Take a Turkey to Work Day” was started by now...

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