More Monica Mendoza Articles

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

    By monica mendoza monica.mendoza@gazette.com -
    Updated: 4 hr ago

    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 question...

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

    By monica mendoza monica.mendoza@gazette.com -
    Yesterday

    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...

  • Fight over City Attorney position may end with April election

    By monica mendoza monica.mendoza@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sat, Aug 30, 2014

    The City Council fight over the role of the City Attorney's Office continued last week and took a new turn when one resident said she will collect signatures to make the position an elected post. In one move, council President Keith King asked the council to consider a resolution...

  • Colorado Springs business leaders forming group to influence civic, political decisions

    By monica mendoza monica.mendoza@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sat, Aug 30, 2014

    Local business leaders are forming an organization to become involved in major civic and political decisions in Colorado Springs. Their stated beliefs include: keeping tabs on city infrastructure; electing politicians who share their vision and values; taking a stand on major issues...

  • Bach uses proclamation to officially oppose stormwater initiative

    By monica mendoza monica.mendoza@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Aug 28, 2014

    In another volley fired in the campaign on a proposed stormwater initiative, Mayor Steve Bach issued a proclamation Tuesday listing reasons he believes the plan is flawed. Bach, who has issued one other proclamation since he took office in June 2011, said this is an important...

  • Colorado Springs business alliance funding a hot potato for council, mayor

    By Monica Mendoza monica.mendoza@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Aug 27, 2014

    It seems that city funding for an economic development organization in Colorado Springs has become a game of hot potato. The City Council, which gave the Colorado Springs Regional Business Alliance $70,000 last year from its Lodgers and Automobile Rental Tax, is tossing the...

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

    By monica mendoza monica.mendoza@gazette.com -
    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

    By monica mendoza monica.mendoza@gazette.com -
    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

    By monica mendoza monica.mendoza@gazette.com -
    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

    By monica mendoza Monica.Mendoza@gazette.com
    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...

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