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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The Cortez City Council may formally endorse keeping Canyons of the Ancients National Monument despite previously saying it would stay neutral.

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Environmental groups have scored a win in the long-running battle over a controversial resort proposed on Wolf Creek Pass.

National Park Service

Colorado Parks and Wildlife reports that a buck deer found dead near Nucla in March has tested positive for chronic wasting disease.

San Juan National Forest

Taylor Mesa Road in the San Juan National Forest northeast of Dolores is closed by landslides approximately 3.5 miles from its intersection with Highway 145. Forest officials said in a release that the route is expected to be closed until at least June 2nd.  Wet weather and failing drainage structures have reportedly caused multiple problems on the road.

Gail Binkly

Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper made a brief appearance in Cortez on Sunday to sign a bill that supports the growing of industrial hemp.