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.

Emily Rice / The Journal

Only Mother Nature can extinguish the Burro Fire east of Dolores. That was the message given by fire officials at a public meeting Thursday night in the town’s community center.

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A partial closure of Mancos State Park at Jackson Lake is being implemented in response to severe fire danger across the region.

Austin Cope

The walls of the old Montezuma-Cortez High School building are about to come down at last.

Austin Cope

In the latest development in a long-running dispute, the Montezuma County commissioners have forbidden Tom Hooten of the Colorado State University Extension Office from entering the extension’s new quarters in the county annex.

Montezuma County Sheriff Steve Nowlin suggested Monday that the county consider adopting regulations on growing marijuana for personal use or as a caregiver.

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