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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 preview of this year’s Montezuma Stand Down For Veterans. 

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In this month’s edition of KSJD’s Veteran’s Affairs, KSJD’s Tom Yoder has a look at how local veterans are faring during the coronavirus pandemic and what they can do to stay connected and safe. 

Veteran's Affairs: A Look Back at 2019

Jan 31, 2020
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In this episode of KSJD's monthly Veteran's Affairs program, Tom Yoder talks with Bert Valencia of local VFW Post 5231 and Montezuma County Veterans Service Officer Rick Torres about how his office served local vets in 2019, changes in veteran benefit programs over the past year, and how the widow of a local veteran received the benefits she was due after four years.

Ann Jones tried everything short of surgery for her chronic migraines, which have plagued her since she was a child.

"They've actually gotten worse in my old age," says Jones, who is 70 years old and lives in Tucson, Ariz.

Jones would have as many as two dozen migraines a month.

Over the years, some treatments might work initially, but the effects would prove temporary. Other medications had such severe side effects she couldn't stay on them.

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Have you seen green lights going up on porches in your neighborhood? 


Proclamations signed in October by the mayor of Cortez and the Montezuma County commissioners are supporting them — all in the hope of shining a light on veterans in the community.