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 size of the new Montezuma County Combined Courthouse may have to be reduced to about three-fourths of its original design in order to stay within budget.

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  • Utah legislator persuades state attorney general to probe ties between Bear Ears Inter-tribal Coalition and environmental non-profits.
  • Rangers with Arches National Park are dismayed over the appearance of deeply carved graffiti in a red-rock formation known as Frame Arch.

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  • Local ranchers want to hire their own rangeland technician to analyze the condition of grazing allotments rather than relying on public-lands agencies’ studies.
  • Voters in the sprawling Cortez Fire District will have to go to the polls literally Tuesday if they want to have a say in choosing board members.

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  • Montezuma County not yet ready to reconsider its current moratorium on commercial cannabis sales.
  • Montezuma County Planning and Zoning Commission discusses the idea of asking voters to approve a countywide sales tax.

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  • Cortez city planners draft new land use codes covering zoning, subdivision, and development processes and procedures.