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 editor of the Four Corners Free Press, based in Cortez.

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Environmentalists are reacting with dismay to a one-year delay in implementation of a rule designed to reduce methane waste associated with oil and gas drilling.

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San Juan County, Utah, has filed suit against the federal government to win control of a route through Recapture Canyon near Blanding.

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The battle has already begun over whether President Trump acted within his authority in drastically downsizing two national monuments in Utah. On Monday, Trump issued two proclamations from the state capitol in Salt Lake City that reduced Bears Ears National Monument by some 85 percent and Grand Staircase-Escalante by about half. Just hours later, the nonprofit Earthjustice filed suit in U.S. District Court on behalf of eight conservation organizations.

President Trump’s executive order on Monday slashing the size of two national monuments in southern Utah was hailed in advance by locals in San Juan County.

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Montezuma County Commission Chair Larry Don Suckla was named Commissioner of the Year at the annual meeting of Colorado Counties Incorporated last week in Colorado Springs.

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