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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Emily Rice / The Journal

Reporter Jim Mimiaga of The Journal has been following the Burro Fire north of Dolores extensively since it started at the end of last week.

Austin Cope

The City of Cortez is encouraging businesses to liven up their premises this summer by partially funding beautification projects.

Austin Cope

In March of 2017, shortly after President Obama designated the Bears Ears National Monument, KSJD spoke with two people who lived near the monument's new boundaries. Slightly over a year later, after drastic cuts to the monument and the beginning of a legal fight over the Antiquities Act, KSJD's Austin Cope reached back out to the people with whom he had spoken.

US Forest Service

The US Forest Service began the first-ever closure of the San Juan National Forest on Tuesday. According to a Forest Service statement, the decision is based on exteme wildfire danger.

Courtesy of Wynn Jones

At the end of May, the Community Radio Project Board of Directors chose Wynn Jones to be the next Executive Director of KSJD and the Sunflower Theatre.

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