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 unanimously approved a liquor license for a new micro-brewery Tuesday night in front of a jovial crowd of nearly 50.

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Legislation intended to stave off a Bears Ears National Monument designation in Southeast Utah is finally moving forward.

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The Montezuma County commissioners indicated Monday they do not want to be part of the Southwest Colorado Council of Governments, or COG, and will pursue county-wide Internet on their own.

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Montezuma County officials are growing concerned about a delay in starting foundation work for the new combined courthouse project in Cortez.

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Colorado has the fourth-highest number of reported cases of West Nile virus in the country this year, and Larimer County in northern Colorado leads the state with 28 of those.

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A federal judge has ruled that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service erred when it excluded Colorado from critical habitat for the threatened Canada lynx.

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The Bureau of Land Management is accepting comments until September 15th on a proposed doubling of the popular Phil’s World trail system east of Cortez.


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A coalition of environmental groups is urging the Bureau of Land Management to abandon plans to auction close to 900 acres of public lands in the Greater Chaco area in northwestern New Mexico for oil and gas drilling.

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San Juan County, New Mexico, is already reeling from an extended downturn in the oil and gas industry brought on by low energy prices.

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More than 200 solar LED lights have been installed along U.S. Highway 160 near the Ute Mountain Ute Reservation.