Veterans affairs

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State parks free to veterans, military in August

Colorado Parks and Wildlife will offer veterans and active-duty military personnel, including reserve and National Guard members, free entry to state parks during August. “We are very appreciative...

DATE: July 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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VFW slams House plan to fix VA budget gap as hurting vets

WASHINGTON – The leader of Veterans of Foreign Wars is taking aim at President Donald Trump over a House plan to fill a sudden budget shortfall at the Department of Veterans Affairs. VFW National...

DATE: July 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

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Pilot’s remains back on US soil from Vietnam after 52 years

SAN DIEGO – Deborah Crosby touched her father’s flag-draped casket as her three brothers hugged her in a tearful embrace on the tarmac at the San Diego airport Friday – ending a more than half...

DATE: May 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

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Pot pioneer Colorado just now taking look at PTSD treatment

DENVER – The first state to legalize marijuana is just now taking steps to consider the drug medicine for people suffering from post-traumatic stress. Colorado has authorized medical marijuana for...

DATE: Jan. 31, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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Veterans’ Services Office to close for winter holidays

The La Plata County Veterans’ Services Office, 1970 East Third Ave., Suite 102, will be closed from Friday to Jan. 2, 2017. The office will reopen Jan. 3. Call 382-6150 to schedule an appointment...

DATE: Dec. 21, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Justice Department considers probe of VA perjury allegations

DENVER – The Justice Department is considering whether to investigate allegations that Veterans Affairs Department executives lied to Congress to conceal massive cost overruns at a $1.7 billion VA...

DATE: Dec. 13, 2016 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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One man’s leadership fuels Elks breakfast benefiting veterans

When Demetrius Lewis joined the Elks Club in late 2014 the Veterans Committee had been dormant, but under his leadership, the group has started to flourish and help meet veterans’ needs. The...

DATE: Nov. 28, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Hundreds turn out for parade to honor veterans

Less than a week after a divisive presidential election concluded in America, hundreds of Durango-area residents came together Friday to line Main Avenue in support of veterans who served the...

DATE: Nov. 11, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Volunteers of America housing veterans in need

In 2009, the federal government set a goal to end veterans homelessness in five years. While that deadline has passed, additional housing programs have reached veterans across the region. “We are...

DATE: Nov. 10, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Veterans Day parade entry forms available at the VFW

The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 4031 members and members of the Ladies Auxiliary are again sponsoring the annual Veterans Day Parade. The parade will start at 11 a.m. Friday with check-in...

DATE: Nov. 8, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Veterans Day Parade planned Friday

Bagpipes, the Miller Middle School Band and the Shriners will help honor veterans on Friday in the 16th annual Veterans Day Parade. A clear morning is expected for the parade, just like years past,...

DATE: Nov. 6, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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‘Almost Sunrise’ to be shown Nov. 15 in Durango

“Almost Sunrise” tells the inspiring story of two young men, Tom Voss and Anthony Anderson, who, in an attempt to put their haunting combat experiences behind them, embark on an extraordinary...

DATE: Nov. 3, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News