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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  • One hundred seventy-seven people enjoy a free Thanksgiving Dinner at St. Barnabas Church in Cortez.
  • Teec Nos Pos chapter house on the Navajo Nation is scheduled for some major improvements.

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  • Charges filed against former Mancos Marshall
  • Housing rental prices too high in Southwest Colorado

  • Mancos Marshal John Cox resigns after being arrested for DUI.
  • Huge hurdles remain for better public access to Yucca House National Monument.

  • Montezuma County commissioners decide that the Four States Ag Expo is going to stay alcohol-free, and spar with a Forest Service official over the Dolores-Norwood Road.

  • Long-outstanding dispute between Montezuma County and Kinder Morgan could soon be resolved.
  • Montezuma County’s Planning and Zoning board endorses proposal to protect Phil's World mountain biking area.

  • Mancos Marshal put on paid administrative leave for an undetermined period of time.
  • Montezuma County Planning and Zoning Commission seeking applicants to fill three openings.

  • Executive director of the Bridge Emergency Shelter says their Justice Building facility is more needed than ever.
  • Cortez City Council considers a request to remodel and reopen a former Circle K convenience store as a liquor outlet.

In this episode of Talking Heads, KSJD's Jeff Pope and Gail Binkly of the Four Corners Free Press discuss the latest on the conviction of San Juan County Utah Commissioner Phil Lyman on trespassing charges, why the Montezuma County Commission is considering pay raises for elected county officials, and the situation around homelessness in Cortez as winter sets in.

  • Montezuma County Commissioners ponder pay raises for elected county officials.
  • 19-year-old arrested in connection with destruction of more than 35 mailboxes in Montezuma County.

  • Fees at the Montezuma County landfill will rise 5 percent next year.
  • U.S. Forest Service has more time to turn over documents concerning a land swap on Wolf Creek Pass.