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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More than 9 pounds of processed marijuana and $20,000 in cash were reportedly found in the room of a 20-year-old Cortez man, Samuel Gordon, who was shot to death early Tuesday in La Plata County.

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With McPhee Reservoir rising about a half-foot a day, reservoir managers are planning a "boating spill" starting Thursday or Friday, June 5th or 6th.

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A square mile of state-owned land six miles west of Bluff, Utah, on scenic Comb Ridge will apparently be put up for auction in October.

Supporters of the proposed Bears Ears National Monument in southeastern Utah are denouncing a fake news release, flier, and letter that have popped up in public places in San Juan County.

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The Navajo Nation is reiterating its official support for the proposed Bears Ears National Monument despite opposition from some Navajo tribal members in San Juan County, Utah.

At a community event May 18th, Navajo council delegates issued a statement supporting an inter-tribal effort to persuade President Obama to take executive action to create the monument. Delegates said Bears Ears represents an importance piece of Diné history as the birthplace of their leader, Chief Manuelito, and that it faces constant threats, including desecration of cultural sites. 

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The Montezuma County commissioners are moving forward with plans to provide broadband countywide, but have not decided whether to ask voters for a sales tax to pay for its construction or for other services jeopardized by an expected revenue shortfall.

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Construction of the new Montezuma County combined courthouse may begin nearly on schedule, despite cost concerns.

 

 

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A long-held dream of environmental activists gained new legitimacy in Sunday’s New York Times.

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  • Would Montezuma County voters consider passing a sales tax if it were allocated to a single purpose such as broadband?


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  • Various advocacy groups release studies and information for and against national monument designation for the Bears Ears
  • Inter-tribal coalition and San Juan County Commission at odds over monument designation 


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