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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KSJD's Austin Cope spoke with Montezuma-Cortez RE-1 School District Superintendent Lori Haukeness for an update on the status of the district's accreditation. 

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The playground at Joe Rowell Park in Dolores has been an emotional topic of discussion after the Dolores Town Board voted to close the structure on September 11th, citing safety reasons.


KSJD's Austin Cope talked with Montezuma-Cortez RE-1 School District for an update on the demolition project for the retired Cortez High School. Click below to listen.

The Cortez Public Library and the Pinon Project are offering a free screening of the documentary The Mask You Live In on Thursday, September 14th at 7pm at the Sunflower Theatre in Cortez.

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The Colorado Children's Campaign presented the results of the 2016-2017 Kids Count survey to local education, social service, and health and wellness leaders Monday afternoon. After their presentation, KSJD's Austin Cope spoke with a representatives from the Campaign to talk more about the results of the data.