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.

  • Death of Navajo man in 2013 prompts family members to sue Montezuma County Sheriff's Office and Southwest Memorial Hospital.

  • Montezuma County and the City of Cortez grapple over homelessness issues and fees for permits, road impacts, and landfill.

  • Voters in Dolores County say yes to two ballot questions, but no to some others.
  • Montezuma County decides to take part in a master leasing plan process organized by the BLM, at least for now.

  • Montezuma County Commission considers beer sales at the Four Corners Ag Expo.
  • One million pound transformer arrives at the Latigo Wind Farm being constructed in southeast Utah.

  • Colorado property-tax expert is coming to Dolores County to investigate three factors that may justify lower assessments for farmers.
  • Voters in Montezuma and Dolores counties will be weighing in on a number of questions on election day.

  • Montezuma County commissioners join in call for a new citizens’ group to work on a National Conservation Area along the Dolores River.
  • Maintenance and future ownership of the Dolores-Norwood Road remain a topic of dispute between the Montezuma County commissioners and the Forest Service.

  • Woman dies while in custody at the Montezuma County Detention Center.
  • Cortez Cultural Center will keep their historic building and continue annual events.
  • National Park Service seeks public input on parking issues at Arches and Canyonlands National Parks.

  • The Rico Hotel is purchased by the Telluride Ski and Golf Company for employee housing.
  • Two men who organized a motorized protest ride through a southeast Utah canyon ordered to pay $96,000 in restitution.

  • Dolores residents troubled by two recent burglaries at the same residence.
  • The Montezuma County commissioners choose seven citizens to possibly serve on a Master Leasing Plan committee.

  • 22nd Judicial District seeks a $56,000 budget increase to hire an additional attorney.
  • Crow Canyon Archaeological Center to reorganize, lays off six staff members.
  • Jackson Lake State Park will close to boating on November 1st.