More Monica Mendoza Articles

  • Blog: Panel will evaluate, grade, mayoral candidates

    Monica Mendoza
    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

    Monica Mendoza
    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

    Monica Mendoza
    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...

  • Colorado Springs informed lawsuit could be coming for lack of stormwater plan

    By Monica Mendoza monica.mendoza@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Nov 20, 2014

    ROCKY FORD - Colorado Springs City Councilman Merv Bennett threw himself on the mercy of the Lower Arkansas water board Wednesday asking for more time for the city to develop a permanent stormwater funding plan. Colorado Springs has had plenty of time, said Melissa Esquibel, a board...

  • Blog: Newly formed watchdog group targets Council member Miller

    Monica Mendoza
    Updated: Wed, Nov 19, 2014

      A new Colorado Springs government watchdog group has formed and its first target is Colorado Springs City Council member Joel Miller.   In its first public move, Colorado Springs Government Watch, headed by Dede Laugesen – the wife of The Gazette’s editorial page...

  • SudSisters: Sales of seasonal AdAmAn Ale to help Empty Stocking Fund

    Monica Mendoza
    Updated: Wed, Nov 19, 2014

    Mmmm, the smell of cinnamon, ginger, honey and orange peel in the morning. The Gazette's SudSisters recently were treated to a behind-the-scenes look at beer-making at Pikes Peak Brewing Co. in Monument. We helped, we got in the way and we got a sneak smell and taste...

  • Black Forest fire started by humans, but how or by who still unknown, says new report

    By Ryan Maye Handy 
and monica mendoza The Gazette -
    Updated: Wed, Nov 19, 2014

    The trail leading to the cause of the Black Forest fire has officially gone cold. After more than a year of investigation, the El Paso County Sheriff's Office announced Tuesday that how the state's most destructive fire started remains a mystery. "We don't have any further leads,"...

  • El Paso County commissioner launches campaign for Colorado Springs mayor

    by monica mendoza monica.mendoza@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Nov 18, 2014

    Amy Lathen's first campaign speech for Colorado Springs mayor was a salvo against the style of the city's current executive leadership. "I do not believe that the strong mayor form of government ever intended for there to be a holy war between City Council and the mayor's office,"...

  • Blog: Voters could still decide C4C sports center, debate heats up

    Monica Mendoza
    Updated: Mon, Nov 17, 2014

    Voters still may get a chance to decide the fate of a proposed City for Champions downtown sports and events center. City Council postponed a decision on council member Joel Miller’s proposal to ask voters to change the city’s charter so citizens would forever have prior approval on...

  • Woodland Park pool measure was decades in the making

    By monica mendoza monica.mendoza@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Nov 17, 2014

    The idea for a Woodland Park community swimming pool may have been conceived 70 years ago. But it wasn't until 1995 that enthusiasts presented a financing plan to voters. The plan was to increase property taxes to pay for a city-owned and -operated aquatics and recreation center. The...

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