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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For the first time in several years, there is space for enrollment in kindergarten and high school in Dolores School District Re-4A.


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If you’ve been perfecting your chili or salsa recipes this summer, you have a place to test them out this weekend. The Montezuma County Fair has been happening all week at the County Fairgrounds, with a long list of events scheduled from Wednesday until Saturday. Exhibits will be open from 9 am to 5:30 pm on all four days, and prizes will go to the top rabbit, goat, sheep, bird, cow, and pig, plus many other contest categories.

Six months remain of the Obama administration, and as the clock ticks down, anticipation and apprehension are growing around the possibility that the President will use his executive authority to name one or more new national monuments.

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The role of women in the military is often misunderstood or viewed as secondary to the role of men. In this episode of KSJD's monthly Veteran's Affairs program, Austin Cope talks with military veterans Darla Sanders and Nancy Nelligan about their experiences as women in the military and how the perception of women serving in the armed forces has changed over the past few years.

Supporters of the proposed Bears Ears National Monument in southeastern Utah are denouncing a fake news release, flier, and letter that have popped up in public places in San Juan County.

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