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.

  • Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment says fish from the Animas River are safe to eat after Gold King Mine waste spill.
  • Study shows energy development adversely affects mule deer habitat.


  • Elderly man in San Juan County, Utah dies from the plague
  • New judge is assigned to trespassing case involving San Juan County, Utah Commissioner Phil Lyman


  • Montezuma County budget hit by declining oil and gas production.
  • Montezuma County hires new fleet manager to oversee vehicle operations and maintenance.


In this episode of Talking Heads, Gail Binkly of the Four Corners Free Press and KSJD's Jeff Pope discuss the departure of construction company Skanska from Cortez, San Juan County Commissioner Phil Lyman's ongoing legal troubles, Cortez's ranking as the 8th worst place to live in Colorado, and an update on the "Bong-a-Thon" cannabis event planned near Stoner.

In this episode, KSJD's Jeff Pope and Gail Binkly of the Four Corners Free Press discuss the recent Montezuma County permitting issues facing the organizers of a "Bong-a-Thon" cannabis event planned at Stoner, Colorado, and the latest news surrounding the proposed Village at Wolf Creek resort development.

In this episode, KSJD's Jeff Pope and Gail Binkly from the Four Corners Free Press talk with Montezuma County Assessor Scott Davis about the latest in Montezuma County's tax case against CO2 producer Kinder Morgan.

In this episode of Talking Heads, KSJD's Jeff Pope and Gail Binkly from the Four Corners Free Press discuss the latest conversations surrounding public lands management in Montezuma County, and the movement to transfer management of Federal public lands to the state.

In this episode of Talking Heads, KSJD's Jeff Pope and Gail Binkly from the Four Corners Free Press discuss the implications of the conviction of San Juan County Utah Commissioner Phil Lyman on Federal misdemeanor charges of conspiracy and driving on public lands closed to motorized vehicles, and the latest on fracking in northwest New Mexico.

In this episode of Talking Heads, KSJD's Jeff Pope and Gail Binkly from the Four Corners Free Press sit down with Bob Bragg, agriculture educator and co-host of KSJD's Ag Markets & More program, to discuss the outlook for water for the upcoming growing season, and what it means for Montezuma County producers who rely on irrigation, and for consumers.

In this episode of Talking Heads, KSJD's Jeff Pope and Gail Binkly from the Four Corners Free Press discuss Montezuma County's membership in an organization dedicated to the transfer of multi-use public lands to state control, the passing of a deadline to avoid a national monument near Canyonlands National Park, and who can and should manage a marina at McPhee Reservoir.

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