Austin Cope

Morning Edition Host/Reporter

Austin grew up in Cortez and hosted a show on KSJD when he was 10 years old. Since graduating from Montezuma-Cortez High School in 2010, he has lived in Belgium, Ohio, Spain, and northern Wyoming before returning to the Cortez area. He enjoys live music, outdoor activities, and listening to NPR every morning when he wakes up.

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The Assessor of San Juan County, Utah has been removed from his position due to certification issues.

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Environmental groups and the Federal Government are once again at odds over protection of a Colorado species.

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The Dolores River Boating Advocates are hosting a presentation by author Kevin Fedarko at their permit party on Friday, January 19th at 6pm.

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KSJD's Austin Cope spoke with new Montezuma County Commission Chair James Lambert about issues facing the county this upcoming year. Click below to listen. 

Colorado Senator Cory Gardner is continuing a public standoff with U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions after the Department of Justice announced plans to allow for stricter enforcement of federal marijuana laws last week.