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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

Group To Provide Free Work In Craig Next Month

Cross country bike riders will be coming to Craig next month. Participants of the ride, sponsored by the Fuller Center for Housing, will spend a day in Craig volunteering their time and labor to work on 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

MOCO Democratic Party Meeting Wednesday

The Moffat County Democratic party will host a reorganization meeting tomorrow in Craig. The meeting will take place at Veterans Hall, formerly the VFW Continue reading

Craig Moves Towards Vote On Recreational Pot

Craig citizens may soon be given the opportunity to cast a vote to legalize recreational marijuana sales, cultivation and testing facilities in Craig. The first reading of three ballot measures concerning recreational marijuana were approved by the Craig City Council at their meeting last night. The measures must now go through a second reading Continue reading

Help Out By Hiring A Veteran First

hire_a_vetTo help thank Colorado Veterans for their service to our country, Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper has declared the month of November “Hire a Veteran First Month”. Colorado business owners are encouraged to hire a Veteran for their job openings, whenever possible. According to the Executive Director of the Department of Labor and Continue reading

Free Park Entrance For Veterans Friday

PARKS AND WILDLIFEAll Veterans and current active military members will receive free admission to all State Parks next Friday for Veterans Day. The military member or veteran will have to provide proof of military service, then they and anyone in their vehicle will be able to enter the park for free. CPW Director Bob Broscheid says that this is just a small gesture of Continue reading

Free Admission To Colorado Parks

colorado parksAny active military person or veteran will get free admission to all Colorado Parks next month. Colorado Parks and Wildlife is offering the free admission in accordance with a Colorado House Bill that was signed in 2015. Qualifying individuals can obtain a military park pass good for free admission by showing a CPW staff member a valid form of Continue reading