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.

Anne Hillerman, daughter of best-selling mystery writer Tony Hillerman, continues her father's popular book series with her books based on the adventures of characters Joe Leaphorn, Jim Chee, and Bernadette Manuelito as they solve mysteries set in the American Southwest. KSJD's Gail Binkly spoke with Hillerman about her transition from journalist to fiction writer, and how she creates new stories based on her father's books.

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As the oil and gas energy industry declines in our area, local leaders are looking for ways to fill the economic gap. But to do that, they need data. 

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Representatives of For Pets’ Sake Humane Society, a regional nonprofit, urged the Montezuma County commissioners on Monday to continue giving financial support to the Cortez Animal Shelter.

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Don Coram, who represents Montezuma, Dolores, San Miguel and Montrose counties in the Colorado House of Representatives, is set to become a state senator.

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Winter has been warm and wet so far in Southwest Colorado.