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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Master Sgt. Ken Hammond, U.S. Air Force / Creative Commons

The group Resource and Environmental Advocacy and Protection of Southwest Colorado, also known as REAP, will screen a documentary on Wednesday, April 26th at 8pm at the Cortez Elks Lodge. Called the Age of Consequences, the film discusses how climate change “impacts resource scarcity, migration and conflict through the lens of national security,” according to the film's website. 

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Many locals know spring is wind season in the Four Corners.

Colorado Preservation, Inc.

Just east of Cortez, near the Montezuma County Fairgrounds, an old wooden structure crosses McElmo creek.

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The Bridge Emergency Shelter in Cortez is on a journey to find a new home.

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On Monday, the town of Mancos held a groundbreaking ceremony for the town’s second crosswalk across Highway 160, located at the intersection of Beech Street across from the Mancos Vet clinic.