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.

Ways to Connect

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A bill is making its way through the Colorado State Capitol that would fund efforts to promote rural broadband. In the meantime, governments in rural regions southwestern Colorado are continuing to talk about the benefits of faster internet.

courtesy of Berta Benally / KSJD

The word "Sihasin" in the Dine (Navajo) language means "hope."

KSJD's Austin Cope spoke with Jodi Jahrling, one of the performers at the Sunflower Theatre's upcoming Readers Theatre performance of historical love letters, about what goes into her acting and what the letters say about the expression of love throughout history.

courtesy of Kirbi Vaughn

A group of volunteers calling themselves "Common Ground Cortez" is expanding a community garden outside the Cortez Recreation Center. To learn more about the project and the future of the organization, KSJD's Austin Cope spoke with its Outreach Coordinator, Kirbi Vaughn.

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After multiple high-profile legal battles over the past two years, legal costs for San Juan County, Utah have reached almost 2 million dollars.

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