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.
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.