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VA resumes normal operations as government shutdown ends

SUN Columnist Employees at the Department of Veterans Affairs are working to resume normal operations as quickly as possible.  Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA) regional offices have re-opened their doors and…

Veterans for Veterans group has information, support for local vets

By Mike Hayward Special to The SUN The Veterans for Veterans of Archuleta County meet weekly at the Quality Resort on the west end of town every Tuesday at 10…

Volunteer veterans make a difference

SUN Columnist My thanks to the American Legion Post 108 Honor Guard, who are local veterans. The members of this group are the volunteers who perform the burial ceremonies for…

Veterans’ field guide to government shutdown

By Raymond Taylor SUN Columnist Following are the services not impacted by a potential lapse in appropriations. • Military Sexual Trauma Counseling. • Readjustment Counseling Services (Vet Centers). • Interments…

Dora Manzanares: Gold Star Mother, a veteran’s friend

It is with great sadness that I write this. Dora Manzanares passed away last Friday. Dora was a Gold Star Mother who lost her son in Vietnam while he was…

Veterans for Veterans provides vital services

By Mike Hayward Special to The SUN The Veterans for Veterans of Archuleta County meet weekly, at 10 a.m. Tuesday, at the Quality Resort. There are a lot of things…

Holiday mailing deadlines announced

SUN Columnist The Navy has released the deadlines for mailing cards, letters and packages for arrival before Christmas Day. Customers should contact their local or civilian or military post office…

Guidelines for emergency care in non-VA facilities

SUN Columnist A medical emergency is when you have an injury or illness that is so severe that, without immediate treatment, the injury or illness threatens your health or life.…

VetSuccess now serving veterans at 94 campuses nationwide

SUN Columnist The Department of Veterans Affairs has announced it is expanding the availability of services through the VetSuccess on Campus (VSOC) program to an additional 62 new locations this…

VA, HUD announce more vouchers to help homeless vets

SUN Columnist The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) today announced the second round of HUD-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) funding…