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 City of Cortez has received almost $170,000 from the State of Colorado's Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO) to purchase land to build a park in the former location of the Montezuma-Cortez High School.

National Integrated Drought Information System

This winter’s dry weather is hitting the state of Utah hard.

Gail Binkly

At least 200 students from Montezuma-Cortez High School walked out of class on Wednesday to show their support for school safety and remember victims of recent school shootings.

photo courtesy of Rebecca Pugh

After the Rico School closes in June, the Telluride schools will accept its students, according to Dolores County Schools Superintendent Bruce Hankins.

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In November of 2016, the San Juan School District in Utah received almost one million dollars from the U.S. Department of Education to support programs for about 1600 Navajo and Ute students.