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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Gail Binkly / Four Corners Free Press

May 29th marked the 20th anniversary of the shooting death of Cortez Police Officer Dale Claxton.

Fire officials’ campaign to discourage people from flying drones over the 416 fire burning north of Durango appears to be working.

416 Fire Facebook Page

San Juan National Forest Fire Prevention Team Public Information Officer Anne Janik joined KSJD's Austin Cope on Wednesday morning for the latest on the 416 Fire burning north of Durango, as well as the newly-implemented Stage 2 Fire Restrictions in the region. Click below to listen.

DDAT Website

Northern New Mexico-based group DDAT will return to the Sunflower Theatre in Cortez on Thursday, May 31st at 7:30pm. The band was a finalist for NPR's Tiny Desk Contest in 2016, and were recently featured in Smithsonian Magazine.

Robstotz / Creative Commons

Students in Santa Fe, Texas are headed back to school today, after a gunman opened fire and killed eight students and two teachers.

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