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Veteran's Affairs
Airing on the last Friday of each month between 8:30-9:00am

Join Bert Valencia and Darla Sanders from local Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5231 and the Disabled American Veterans for a monthly discussion of the issues facing veterans in the Four Corners area, their challenges and successes.

Latest Episodes
  • In this month's Veterans Affairs Segment, host Bert Valencia talks with Rick Torres, the Montezuma County Veterans Service Officer. They discuss Rick's temporary role, the hiring of a new Veterans Service Officer, support for veterans and their surviving spouses, and share important emergency contact information.
  • KSJD's Veterans' Affairs Host Burt Valencia sits down with John Davis, Adjutant/Quartermaster of VFW Post 5231, to talk about Memorial Weekend activities in Montezuma County held recently. Topics include American flag placement, Buddy Poppy distribution, and the Memorial Day ceremony.
  • In this month's Veterans' Affairs segment, host Burt Valencia discussed how the Cortez Elks Lodge supports local veterans with Coordinator Carol Click.
  • Bert Valencia interviews Darla Sanders, Commander of DAV Colorado, discussing DAV Transportation System and NWVA's mission in Cortez.
  • Burt talks with local veteran, Mike Whitaker, about the roadblocks and difficulties vets experience when trying to find care here in the 4 Corners region.
  • David Nelson is a dedicated advocate for veterans, specializing in addressing housing needs and other specific concerns for veterans. As the American Legion Veterans Service Officer, he is empowered to provide financial assistance to veterans facing urgent needs. We hear from him with KSJD's Veterans Affairs Host, Bert Valencia.
  • In this episode of KSJD's monthly Veteran's Affairs program, a conversation about women veterans, why they tend to stay away from participation in service organizations, and how they can access the military benefits they deserve.
  • KSJD's monthly Veterans Affairs program is back, airing on the last Friday of the month with information important to vets in the Four Corners area. This morning KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Bert Valencia of local VFW Post 5231 about the services being provided to vets through the Montezuma County Veterans Service Office, how veteran's benefits support the local economy, and grants that are available for additional support.
  • KSJD’s Veteran’s Affairs has returned from a brief hiatus with an update on how local veterans are doing during the coronavirus pandemic and with a…