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A 33-year-old energy-company worker drowned Friday when he tried to drive across a water-filled wash in San Juan County, New Mexico.

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Although exact counts are impossible to come by, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development estimates that nearly 48,000 veterans are homeless on any given night. To take a local look at this issue for KSJD's monthly Veterans Affairs program, Tom Yoder talked with Bert Valencia and Darla Sanders from local Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5231 and Disabled American Veterans Chapter 44, about homelessness among vets in the Four Corners area, and what is being done to help them.

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The elderly are the fastest-growing segment of the homeless population, and that trend is being reflected locally.

Homelessness In Montezuma County

Feb 25, 2016
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Homelessness in Montezuma County in many ways exemplifies what homelessness looks like across rural America. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Deb Keel and Laurie Knutson from the Bridge Emergency Shelter in Cortez about how homelessness has changed in the past few years, how they go beyond just providing a warm meal and a bed for their clients, and what to expect at their upcoming "Soups Of The World" event.

  • Executive director of the Bridge Emergency Shelter says their Justice Building facility is more needed than ever.
  • Cortez City Council considers a request to remodel and reopen a former Circle K convenience store as a liquor outlet.