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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Two Colorado men are dead following a plane crash Wednesday in the Telluride Ski Area. The Montrose Daily-Press reports the pilot was Robert "Glider Bob" Saunders of Telluride. His passenger was not identified. The fixed-wing, motorized glider reportedly crashed for an unknown reason around 2 p.m.

WildEarth Guardians

Two nonprofit citizens' groups have filed a federal lawsuit against the Interior Department and Bureau of Land Management, challenging nearly 400 oil and gas leases on 380,000 acres of public land.

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The Cortez City Council gave preliminary approval Tuesday to moving forward with a revamp of several blocks of Main Street downtown to make them safer and more pedestrian-friendly.

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Five citizen-initiated proposals have made it onto Colorado’s November ballot so far.

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After a groundbreaking ceremony last Friday, dirt work on the Montezuma County combined courthouse project is expected to begin early in September once the mass-grading permit is approved by the city of Cortez.

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The president of the Navajo Nation has vetoed a bill that would have put a question on the November ballot asking whether the tribe’s 110 chapters should be consolidated into 24 regional governments over a four-year period.

NASA-JPL Caltech

When scientists first discovered a methane hot spot over the Four Corners, it was so large they assumed that their satellite detection technology had malfunctioned.


United States Navy

Sailors with the USS Mesa Verde will travel to Mesa Verde National Park on August 25th to support the centennial birthday celebration of the National Park Service.

Colorado Preservation, Inc.

The Durango School District 9-R is seeking to leave the San Juan Board of Cooperative Educational Services, or BOCES.

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Rico Town Manager Mike England has been terminated, effective immediately.