Vets get free state park entry in August

RBC I Colorado Parks and Wildlife offers free park entrance to active-duty military and veterans during the month of August as a result of House Bill 15-1045, signed into law May 27.



Veterans’ group enjoys county camping, fishing

Bruce Clatterbaugh of Adams Lodge Outfitters leads a group of veterans on a trail ride across a stream in the Flat Tops northwest of Meeker near Marvine Lake.

RBC I In 2005, Freedom Alliance founder Lt. Col. Oliver North stated during a TV segment of Hannity & Colmes that Ramadi, Iraq, was “one of the most violent places on the planet.” Ramadi is the capital of al-Anbar province and, in 2005, the U.S. Army’s 2nd Battalion, 69th Armor was fighting the growing insurgency.

Free entry to state parks for military in August

RBC I Colorado Parks and Wildlife offers free park entrance to active-duty military and veterans during the month of August as a result of House Bill 15-1045, signed into law May 27.



Injured vets to spend time in Flat Tops

RBC I Freedom Alliance is set to host four injured service members on an outdoor expedition through the scenic Flat Top Mountains in the White River National Forest of Colorado this month.

Veterans sought to join Range Call parade

RBC I This year, the Meeker Fourth of July parade will be led by members of our local American Legion Post No. 74, VFW Post No. 5843 and Ladies Auxiliary No. 5843, and all three groups are inviting any veterans from all services to march or ride with them during the parade.

Veteran services to be provided at Meeker’s new VFW home

MEEKER I On March 26, Dr. David Hildebrandt of the Grand Junction Veteran Center visited Meeker VFW Post No. 584 to evaluate the feasibility of providing ongoing counseling for Meeker veterans. The new VFW is located at 290 Fourth St.

VA to amend 40-mile rule for veterans needing health care

WASHINGTON, D.C. I The Department of Veterans’ Affairs (VA) announced Tuesday it will alter its “40-mile rule” to improve access to health care for veterans living in rural areas.

Tipton continues with plan to improve care for rural veterans

RBC I U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton (R-CO) is working to advance a measure in the U.S. House to ensure veterans living farther than a 40 mile drive from a VA healthcare facility are able to receive and use Veterans Choice Cards to access alternative care providers closer to home.

Non-VA health care for vets

RBC I President Obama signed into law the Veterans’ Access, Choice and Accountability Act of 2014 on Aug. 7, allowing eligible veterans to elect to use non-Veterans Administration health care for a period of up to three years, based either on the distance a veteran lives from a VA facility or if he or she […]

Veterans should be paid for travel expenses to VA hospitals

RBC I If there are Rio Blanco County military veterans who do not currently receive travel compensation for trips to Veterans Administration (VA) hospitals or clinics, your county veteran service officers want to know.

VA mobile vet center…

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The mobile Veteran Center, which is under the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs out of Denver, made a stop in Meeker last week.

Letter to the Editor: Open letter to veterans in county

Dear Editor: This is an open letter to all Rio Blanco County veterans.