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…


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.

Cell phones sought for soldier calls

RANGELY I Each week, the Cell Phones for Soldiers program mails approximately 12,000 calling cards to veterans at home and soldiers overseas. Each card provides veterans and troops 2-1/2 hours of talk time with family and friends.

Concert for veterans in Grand Jct.

The Grass Roots will play at the historic Avalon Theatre in Grand Junction Feb. 14, in the first ever Valentines for Veterans concert, presented by the Grand Junction VA Medical Center to honor all veterans. No admission will be charged to attend “because the price has already been paid,” by the sacrifices of American’s veterans.

RBC I Grand Junction VAMC will host its first ever “Valentines for Veterans” concert featuring The Grass Roots on Thursday, Feb. 14 at the historic Avalon Theatre. Doors open at 6 p.m.

Glasscock receives medal

Brice Glasscock (above), a Staff Sergeant for the National Guard and member of the 928th Area Support Medical Battalion (ASMC) received the prestigious Meritorious Service Medal of Honor last week. Glasscock first enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1988, has been deployed three times and just reenlisted for six more years.

MEEKER I Brice Glasscock, an IT technician for Rio Blanco County and a Staff Sergeant in the 928th Area Support Medical Battalion (ASMC) National Guard Unit based in Montrose, Colo., was surprised when his commander, Major Ed McLean, presented him with the Meritorious Service Medal last weekend when he reported for training.

Veterans clinic to be dedicated

The Medal of Honor is the highest military decoration awarded by the United States government.

CRAIG I The Craig Veterans TeleHealth Clinic will be dedicated to Maj. William Adams, Medal of Honor recipient, on July 20 at 10 a.m. The ceremony is open to the public. The clinic is located at 785 Russell St. in Craig.

Service statue…

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Family and friends of Peg Rector have placed a statue of a service person representing all branches of the United States armed forces on the east corner of her property at Silver Sage RV Park. A wreath was placed next to the statue for Memorial Day and a flag pole will soon be placed nearby.

All veterans invited to Rifle for benefit information

RBC I The Colorado State Veterans Home at Rifle invites all veterans, seniors and children of seniors to an information fair on May 16, from 9 a.m. until 12 noon during National Nursing Home Week.

VFW memorial …

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RBC | Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 5843 in Meeker and VFW Post 5261 in Rangely are currently raising funds for the Rio Blanco County Veterans Memorial to be placed on the courthouse lawn in Meeker.

History many don’t know

RBC I There are 58,267 names now listed on the polished black wall of the Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington, D.C., including those added in 2010. The names are arranged in the order in which they were taken from us by date. Within each date the names are alphabetized. It is hard to believe it […]