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Gardner Questions VA Over Wait Times

Senator Cory Gardner sent a letter this week to Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin asking for an explanation for the long wait times veterans are still experiencing at Colorado VA facilities. In the letter, Gardner says that The Veterans Access, Choice and Accountability Act of 2014 was implemented to fix long wait times for vets, but it Continue reading

MOCO Broadband Improvement On The Horizon?

Plans to strengthen Moffat County’s broadband infrastructure took another step forward this week. The Moffat County Broadband Committee is currently looking to secure funds for the first stage of the plan, which will include building broadband infrastructure to Craig’s anchor institutions, including health care, education and public safety facilities. This stage of the plan is expected to cost approximately $3.6 million. Craig-Moffat Economic Development Partnership Continue reading

Congress Passes VA Accountability Bill

The VA Accountability and Whistle-blower Protection Act, a bill that would make it easier to discipline and fire Department of Veterans Affairs employees was passed last week by the US House of Representatives.  The legislation would make it easier for the Department of Veterans Affairs to discipline or fire employees who do not provide Continue reading

Bill To Make It Easier To Discipline VA Employees

Both Colorado Senators Bennet and Gardner voted to advance the Department of Veterans Affairs Accountability and Whistle-blower Protection Act out of the Senate Tuesday. The legislation would make it easier for the Department of Veterans Affairs to discipline or fire employees who do not provide proper care to veterans. The legislation Continue reading

VFW To Host Town Hall Thursday

The Craig VFW will host a meeting and Town Hall this week at the Veterans Hall in Craig.  Paul Sweeny from the Grand Junction VA Hospital will be at The Veterans Experience Board meeting Thursday from 3 to 5.  Following the board meeting, there will be an open Town Hall starting at 6.  The Craig VFW has Continue reading

VBA Outreach Coordinator At Craig VA Tuesday

A  Veterans Benefits Administration Outreach Coordinator will be at the Craig VA Clinic Tuesday.  They will be at the clinic to assist local veterans with filing disability and pension claims, checking the status on pending claims and appeals and answering general VA Continue reading

Women Still Have To Pay For Birth Control

BC-PILLA Bill that would have prevented woman in the state of Colorado from having to pay for birth control was shot down in a Senate State Affairs Committee yesterday. The bill would have changed existing law, and would have required insurance companies to pay for approved forms Continue reading