Richard Schleeter

Position: Serving Veterans

Email: schleeterrs@co.laplata.co.us

President Franklin Roosevelt

Program uses fly fishing to help heal

Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing strives to effectively serve past and present members of our armed forces who have made great sacrifices in the service of our nation. The mission of this project...

DATE: Oct. 1, 2011 | COLUMN: Serving Veterans

Disability, pension: How to file a claim with the VA

When you file for a disability or pension claim from the Veterans Administration, you will be scheduled by your VA Regional Claims Center for a Compensation & Pension Exam. The information from...

DATE: Aug. 27, 2011 | COLUMN: Serving Veterans

A review of major benefits available to veterans

A variety of benefits are available to veterans and members of their families. Here is a brief summary, plus information about benefits the state offers and a Western Slope program. Veterans...

DATE: June 25, 2011 | COLUMN: Serving Veterans

Memorial Day events to honor fallen service members

Memorial Day is a federal holiday in the United States observed on the last Monday of May. Formerly known as Decoration Day, it was initiated to commemorate U.S. soldiers who died while in the...

DATE: May 21, 2011 | COLUMN: Serving Veterans

Transportation program helps veterans travel to VA hospital

The Disabled American Veterans transportation program is designed to assist veterans who have no other means of transportation in getting from Durango to the VA hospital in Albuquerque. The program...

DATE: April 23, 2011 | COLUMN: Serving Veterans

Local events part of County Government Month

National County Government Month is celebrated each April by the nation’s counties to raise public awareness and understanding about the roles and responsibilities of county government. The 2011...

DATE: March 26, 2011 | COLUMN: Serving Veterans

VA expands aid to Korean War veterans exposed to Agent Orange

Veterans exposed to herbicides while serving along the demilitarized zone in Korea will have an easier path to access quality health care and benefits under a Department of Veterans Affairs final...

DATE: Feb. 26, 2011 | COLUMN: Serving Veterans

The basics of veterans’ benefits: Here’s an overview

Happy new year 2011! Nobody really knows what the future holds; it’s a brand-new year, so start it out right by paying a visit to your local Veterans Service Office to find out what VA benefits you...

DATE: Jan. 22, 2011 | COLUMN: Serving Veterans

Coordination key to health care in, out of VA system

Patient comanagement means that the Veterans Administration and a private physician must work together in coordinating a veteran’s health care. If you are a veteran getting care from the VA and you...

DATE: Dec. 25, 2010 | COLUMN: Serving Veterans

VA Clinic now offering flu shots, social worker

The Durango Veterans Clinic has received its flu vaccine. Any Veteran enrolled for VA health care is eligible to stop by the clinic for the vaccination. No appointment is required for the...

DATE: Oct. 23, 2010 | COLUMN: Serving Veterans

VA institutes new regulations on PTSD claims

The Department of Veterans Affairs on July 12 published a final regulation that will make the claims process and access to care easier for veterans seeking compensation for post-traumatic stress...

DATE: Aug. 21, 2010 | COLUMN: Serving Veterans

Disability compensation available to veterans

The Veterans Administration provides disabled former servicemen and women with compensation programs designed to assist these veterans and their dependents. The disability compensation program...

DATE: July 24, 2010 | COLUMN: Serving Veterans

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