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.

  • Cortez School District Superintendent Alex Carter’s last day will be February 29th.
  • For a fourth consecutive year, spruce beetles have caused widespread tree mortality in Colorado.


  • The benefits of pumped-up recreation would be many, but to truly harvest them, Montezuma County may need a sales tax.


  • New report shows that many Coloradoans who are eligible for food stamps are not receiving them.


  • Voters in the town of Mancos are set to choose a new mayor and decide a ballot question in April.
  • Environmental groups are praising a newly proposed Interior Department rule aimed at reducing venting, flaring, and leaks of natural gas.


  • Municipal elections in some southwest Colorado towns may be canceled if not necessary due to unopposed candidates.
  • A decision on Superfund status for mining pollution near Silverton may be delayed.


  • The Montezuma County commissioners sparred with Dolores District Manager Derek Padilla of the Forest Service on Monday over two perennially contentious issues: weed control and roads.


  • Environmental groups denounce a sweeping public-lands bill proposed for eastern Utah.


  • A proposed trail for cyclists, pedestrians, and equestrians leading from Cortez to Mancos has been named one of the highest priority trail projects in Colorado.


  • Montezuma-Cortez RE-1 School District struggles with what to do with their old high school building that contains asbestos.

In this episode, Gail Binkly of the Four Corners Free Press and KSJD's Jeff Pope discuss the American Lands Council and their efforts to transfer public lands to state control, the recent departure of Montezuma-Cortez RE-1 School District Superintendent Alex Carter, and the potential impacts of falling oil prices on the economy of Montezuma County.

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