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.

  • Southwest Colorado was highly successful in the latest cycle of funding from the state Department of Local Affairs.


  • San Juan County, Utah, is firing back over charges it violated the Voting Rights Act by moving to a mail-in ballot system in 2014.


  • City of Cortez awarded $2 million for its renovation of the former Cortez Journal building to become the new city hall.
  • Cortez City Council votes unanimously to send a letter to the Bureau of Land Management supporting a master leasing plan.


  • A case involving the 2013 death of a 38-year-old Arizona man in the Montezuma County Detention Center appears to be moving toward a settlement.

  • Colorado's 3rd Congressional District Representative Scott Tipton will face challengers in both the Republican primary and the November general election.
  • Citizens urge the Montezuma County Commissioners to support a Master Leasing Plan, but opposition remains.


  • The Four Corners states could use more precipitation according to a report from the Natural Resources Conservation Service.

  • The Montezuma County commissioners have not decided whether to renew their membership in the American Lands Council, a group that lobbies for the transfer of federal public lands to the states.


  • Election results from Mancos and Dolores.
  • Leaders in San Juan County, Utah, are expressing concern about a plan by the Navajo Nation Human Rights Commission for redrawing county-commission districts.


  • Club 20 group says Colorado may need more sales tax.
  • Wolverines may be listed under the Endangered Species Act.


  • Montezuma County may not have to join a regional council in order to be eligible for funding for broadband expansion.
  • Tuesday is election day for municipalities across Colorado.

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