Suicide among our nation’s veterans has been estimated to be about 50% higher than those who have not served in the military. In this episode of KSJD's monthly Veteran's Affairs program, Tom Yoder talks with Bert Valencia of local Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5231 and Albert Gomez, a readjustment counseling therapist from the Veterans Center in Farmington, New Mexico, about why vets are struggling with mental health issues, and how they can find help.
KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Jardyn Angell, sports report for the Journal, about high school sports across the region. In this week's roundup: the M-CHS tennis team gets cut, results of the Cortez Panther Invitational golf tournament, and previews of the season openers for the M-CHS and Mancos football teams, and a look at the Dolores volleyball team.
Two Colorado men are dead following a plane crash Wednesday in the Telluride Ski Area. The Montrose Daily-Press reports the pilot was Robert "Glider Bob" Saunders of Telluride. His passenger was not identified. The fixed-wing, motorized glider reportedly crashed for an unknown reason around 2 p.m.
Southwest Open School in Cortez, or SWOS, started its school year at the beginning of August. SWOS is an alternative charter high school that serves 90 percent at-risk students. Its new director Charlotte Wolf is in the process of learning what they call SWOSology—a character education course required for everyone on the school campus. KSJD's Austin Cope sat down with Charlotte Wolf to talk more about her background and experience before she came to SWOS, and what perspectives her new job has brought her so far.
Austin Cope--Interview with Charlotte Wolf-- August 25th, 2016