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 small town of Mancos has never seen a violent attack on its school campus, but its school board members said during their Monday meeting that because of other attacks and school shootings recently, they want to be proactive.

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KSJD's Austin Cope sat down with the superintendent of the Dolores School District, Scott Cooper, to talk about this year's earlier school start, new secondary school schedule, and need for more teachers.


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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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