Tag Archives: veterans

Legislation Introduced To Improve Veteran Care

Legislation was introduced last week that would increase access to care for our nations’ veterans and would also reform the Veterans Affairs hiring process to make it easier to fill staffing shortages at the agency. Colorado Senator Cory Gardner introduced The Veterans Improved Access and Care Act following a damaging report from the VA Inspector General, which revealed secret wait lists Continue reading

Gardner And Bennet Question VA Over Wait Lists

Colorado Senators Cory Gardner and Michael Bennet recently sent a letter to Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin, regarding the recent report from the VA Inspector General, which found unofficial wait lists at a Continue reading

Donate Items For Veterans At The VA Hospital

Donations are being accepted now that will be distributed to patients at the Veterans Hospital of Denver for the Christmas season. Christmas cards that have not been written on are needed so veterans can send them to family members for the holiday season. Donations of books, both Continue reading

Colorado VA Facilities Used Improper Wait Lists

Colorado Veteran Affairs facilities used improper wait lists, according to a new report from the VA’s Office of Inspector General. The agency released a report last week confirming that VA staff kept unauthorized wait lists for group therapy sessions, instead of using the department’s official wait list Continue reading

Free Park Entry For Veterans

Colorado Parks and Wildlife is offering free park entrance to active-duty military and veterans to celebrate Veterans Day this Saturday. All veterans and active-duty military, including Reserve and National Guard members, can gain free entry, along with all the other people in their vehicle, to any of Continue reading

Events To Honor Veterans Next Week

With Veterans day next Saturday, events will be held next week in Craig to honor the area’s Veterans. Flag raising ceremonies will be held Wednesday and Thursday morning at Sandrock and Sunset Elementary schools. The flag raising ceremony will be at 8 Wednesday morning at Continue reading

Free Flu Shots For Vets

Free flu shots are now being offered to veterans in Northwest Colorado through the Craig Veterans Clinic. Flu shots are available at the clinic now, Monday through Friday from 8 to 3 for vets who can provide proof of military service. In addition to the clinic hours Continue reading

Tipton Visits Moffat County To Talk Local Issues

Colorado United States Representative Scott Tipton visited with Moffat  County business leaders, economic development, and education officials earlier this week in Craig. During his visit, Tipton was given information about priority growth projects, the challenges business owners Continue reading

Poker Run Saturday

The Craig VFW is holding a motorcycle Poker Run this weekend. The route will run through Yampa, Kremmling and Steamboat. The entry fee is $30 which will include a poker hand, pig roast and a beer, with additional poker hands available for $10. The poker run Continue reading

Free Park Entry For Colorado Vets

Colorado Parks and Wildlife is offering free park entrance to active-duty military and veterans during the entire month of August. All veterans and active-duty military, including Reserve and National Guard members, can obtain Continue reading

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

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