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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

Memorial Day – What You Should Know

memorial-day-wallpapersMemorial Day is a U.S. federal holiday wherein the men and women who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces are remembered. The holiday, which is Continue reading

Hickenlooper Signs Bills

JOHN-HICKENLOOPER-300Governor Hickenlooper has signed a couple more bills into law.  The first bill extends the ReHire program for an additional three years. Last year, Colorado lawmakers set aside $3.6 million to establish ReHire Colorado, a transitional jobs program that connects Coloradans who are ready to work with local employers by providing job training, wage assistance, and support services. The program targets veterans and low-income, low-skill Colorado workers who are unemployed or underemployed, helping them get off of public assistance and back into the workforce. The new law takes effect on August 6th.  The second bill expands the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency for Schools loan program. The program provides school districts with loans for wind, solar, or other energy efficiency projects. The projects help ensure that schools are efficient and conducive to learning. The law takes effect immediately.  Pictured: John Hickenlooper