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Colorado Lawmakers Hope To Arrange Land Swap to Build Fire Station Along West Fork of Dolores


Colorado Senators Michael Bennet and Cory Gardner, along with Representative Scott Tipton, have introduced bipartisan legislation to facilitate the construction of a fire station along the West Fork of the Dolores River. The legislation would convey some four acres of Forest Service land to Dolores County. An anonymous donor connected with Dunton Hot Springs is reportedly contributing $100,000 to build the station.

Austin Cope is a former Morning Edition host for KSJD and now produces work on a freelance basis for the station. He grew up in Cortez and hosted a show on KSJD when he was 10 years old. After graduating from Montezuma-Cortez High School in 2010, he lived in Belgium, Ohio, Spain, northern Wyoming, and Himachal Pradesh, India before returning to the Cortez area. He has a degree in Politics from Oberlin College in Ohio.
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