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Vets Riding to Sturgis will Stop in Craig

sturgisMore than a dozen veterans will make a trip to the 2015 Sturgis Rally from California using motorcycles supplied by Indian and sidecars offered by Champion for those who have been severely injured…and they’ll stop in Craig along Continue reading

Parks and Wildlife Offering Free Veterans Admittance in August

colorado parksAs a result of a law passed just this year, Colorado Parks and Wildlife offers free park entrance to active-duty military and veterans during the month of August. Eligible individuals can get their passes in advance at any CPW office or state park to avoid delays at the gate. Activities like fishing and camping will still require a valid Continue reading

Tipton Seeks to Improve Health Care Access for Veterans

SCOTT-TIPTON-NEW-300Congressman Scott Tipton (R-CO) is working to advance a measure in the House of Representatives to ensure that veterans living farther than a 40 mile drive from a Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) healthcare facility are able to receive and use Veterans Choice Cards to access alternative care providers closer to home. Continue reading

Sunset Students Invite Public to Veterans Display

wyman-museumStaff and students from Sunset Elementary are inviting the public to view a new display at Wyman Museum today. Local veterans of World War 2, and the Korean, Vietnam and Gulf Wars were interviewed by the students at Sunset, Continue reading

Hickenlooper Declares November “Hire a Veteran Month”

JOHN-HICKENLOOPER-300Governor John Hickenlooper has issued a proclamation declaring November as “Hire A Veteran Month” and during the next four weeks, the Department of Labor and Employment will be spotlighting the full spectrum of services the agency makes available to veterans. Workshops and special hiring events will take place statewide Continue reading

Veterans Encouraged to Get Flu Shots

seasonal-flu-300Veterans can receive flu shots, at no cost to themselves, at four locations across the Western Slope, including Craig. Veterans do not have to be enrolled at the Grand Junction VA Medical Center to receive the flu shot, but will need to provide proof of military service. In some cases, the VA will bill a Veterans private insurance. The Grand Junction VA has just over 3,000 remaining doses of this year’s vaccine on hand. Continue reading

Veterans Given Free Pot

MARIJUANA-300A marijuana giveaway for veterans attracted about 1,000 people to a Colorado Springs hotel. The “Grow 4 Vets” giveaway aimed to bring cannabis-based treatments to veterans with service-related conditions as an alternative to pain medications. Veterans were given a bag of items that included cannabis oil, an edible Continue reading

Bears Ears Patriots to Hold Fundraiser This Weekend

bears-ears-tea-party-300The Bears Ears Tea Party Patriots will hold a fundraiser Saturday afternoon at the Moffat County Fairgrounds. The event is a family oriented event, with live music and a barbecue. Hot dogs and Hamburgers will be served. There is a suggested donation of $5 per person, and $3 for kids. Seniors and veterans Continue reading

Gardner, Tipton Vote for Legislation to Improve Health Care to Veterans

VETERANSYesterday, Congressmen Cory Gardner and Scott Tipton joined an overwhelming bipartisan majority of the House of Representatives to pass H.R. 4810, the Veterans Access to Care Act. This legislation, which both cosponsored, allows the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to Continue reading

Audit Shows Long Wait Times for Veterans

VETERANSAn internal audit of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) showed over 57,000 veterans are currently waiting more than 90 days to get a first appointment, while another 64,000 may have never received an appointment at all despite enrolling and requesting one.  Last week, Continue reading

Colorado Lawmakers Want Bonuses Eliminated at Department of Veterans Affairs

VETERANSYesterday, Colorado Congressmen Cory Gardner, Scott Tipton and Doug Lamborn introduced legislation to prevent senior employees at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) from receiving bonuses until the backlog of disability claims at the VA has been resolved. This legislation also Continue reading

State Lawmakers Upset Over Treatment of Veterans

VETERANSColorado lawmakers are furious over the treatment of the nation’s veterans at Government hospitals around the country.  Mike Coffman says he has no faith at all in the entire system.  Recently, the U-S Department of Veterans Affairs has been accused of falsifying information to show that Continue reading