Gail Binkly

Gail Binkly is a career journalist who has worked for the Colorado Springs Gazette and Cortez Journal. She is currently a freelance writer as well as the the editor of the Four Corners Free Press, based in Cortez.

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  • Montezuma County Commissioners have second thoughts about refusing to participate in BLM's Master Leasing Plan process.
  • City of Cortez set to purchase Cortez Journal building for $2.9 million.

  • Fire departments in Montezuma County responded to a blaze at a senior housing five-plex in Towaoc on Saturday.
  • Two local citizens sharply criticize the Montezuma County commissioners for their recent decision not to participate in a Master Leasing Plan process initiated by the BLM.

  • Fire-mitigation consultant calls for Montezuma County to do more to ensure that people moving into wildfire-prone areas create defensible space around their homes.
  • Forest Service ordered to release more documents related to a land swap that would give highway access for the controversial Village at Wolf Creek.

  • Water attorney urges local residents to be proactive in creating a National Conservation Area on the lower Dolores River.
  • Cortez area weather has been abnormally warm and dry.

  • Montezuma County commissioners have kind words for public land managers at BLM's Canyons of the Ancients National Monument.
  • Federal government will move ahead with plans to reintroduce the endangered Mexican gray wolf into New Mexico despite opposition.
  • Monticello newspaper The San Juan Record celebrates its 100th anniversary.

  • Montezuma County commissioners refuse to take part in a Master Leasing Plan proposed by the Bureau of Land Management.
  • Former Montezuma County Sheriff’s deputy will receive a settlement of nearly $159,000 from the county.

  • Montezuma County commissioners are not backing down from their stance on recent property-tax assessment for farmers.
  • Dolores County also adopts defiant attitude towards state in regard to its assessments of farmland.
  • Good turnout expected for September 30th meeting regarding draft legislation to create a national conservation area along the Dolores River.

  • Montezuma County ranks 25th among the 25 most populous counties in Colorado in child well-being.
  • Cause of death for two beavers found along the Animas River after the Gold King Mine toxic spill remains a mystery.

  • Decision by Canyons of the Ancients National Monument to hold off reopening two grazing allotments has Montezuma County commissioners concerned.
  • Hazardous-materials unit responds to a two-vehicle crash on Highway 491 near Towaoc.

  • Montezuma-Cortez Re-1 School District Board under pressure to decide what to do with the old M-CHS building that contains asbestos.
  • State of Colorado questions Montezuma County commissioners over blanket tax abatement given to farmers in July.