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.

On Monday, March 13th, Montezuma County Commissioners moved to enter executive session-- clearing the meeting room of the public--without clearly explaining the reasons for doing so.  Colorado Open Meeting Laws (CRS 24-6-402) require local governing bodies' meetings to be open to the public except under specific circumstances.  KSJD’s Austin Cope and Gail Binkly discuss the issue further.

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Two local artists came before the Cortez City Council on Tuesday to express dismay over the city’s call for artists to “loan” their works to beautify the new City Hall.


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The City of Cortez may be able to spruce up its South Broadway entrance if a proposed land exchange with the Cortez Fire Protection District goes through.


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Montezuma County Sheriff Steve Nowlin said Monday he opposes a bill before Congress that would terminate the law-enforcement functions of the Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management.


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County commissioners in Garfield County, Utah, have passed a resolution calling for shrinking the 1.9-million-acre Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, which is partially located in their county.

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