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.
Montezuma County held a groundbreaking ceremony Monday for its new, $8.2 million combined courthouse project. Officials wielded golden shovels as they launched the construction project for a 28,000-square-foot building at Park and Driscoll streets in Cortez.
Coloradoans are now allowed to collect rainwater, thanks to a new law. But the district manager for Colorado Mosquito Control in Montezuma County, Jason Carruth, warns rain barrels can become mosquito breeding grounds and sources of disease.