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Craig Telehealth Clinic to be renamed

Ed Wilkinson, Moffat County Veterans Service Officer

The public is invited to a ceremony at 10 a.m. on July 20, 2012 to rename the Craig Telehealth Clinic at 785 Russell.

Colonel Adams will be there to honor his father, Major William Adams, for whom the clinic will be named. Major Adams was a Congressional Medal of Honor recipient for his heroic actions in Vietnam.

Dr. Best still available to Vets

There has been a rumor going around that Dr. Best will not be taking care of Veterans from Craig. This is not true. He will continue to care for us, so if anyone mentions this please set him or her straight.

Rifle winner

The winner of the rifle raffled off by the American Legion was by George Knoll of Ignacio.

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A little history

1936 — Initial flight of the Focke-Wulf Fw 61, the first practical helicopter.

1942 — The first flight of the Grumman F6F Hellcat.

1959 — The St. Lawrence Seaway opens, connecting North America's Great Lakes to ocean-going ships.

2008 — The U.S. Supreme Court rules in District of Columbia v. Heller that the Second Amendment of the United States Constitution protects an individual right, rendering the District of Columbia's handgun ban unconstitutional.

Craig Telehealth Clinic reminder

The Craig Community Telehealth Clinic offers U.S. veterans state-of-the-art technology as well as onsite nursing support and remote practitioner availability.

Our goal is to provide an extensive array of healthcare services to our veterans in a setting that is both accessible and professional.

In order to appropriately plan and coordinate your visit, access to the clinic is by appointment only. The clinic can not handle emergency needs.

Flu shot walk-ins are still on-going for Vets currently enrolled in the VAMC Healthcare system.

Call 824-6721 for more information.

Tele-psych services now available

Veterans can now get tele-pysch services at the Craig VA Telehealth clinic.

All they need to do is call 970 263-2824 to set up a follow-up appointment for their mental health visit to be done there.

If there are any questions contact Jayne Scribner at VAMC Grand Junction via phone or email. Her email address is

For more information

For information on these programs and/or other veterans' benefits, call or stop in the Moffat County VSO office at 480 Barclay St. (west of the Bank of Colorado parking lot).

Call 970-824-3246 or use the fax 970-824-7108. Our e-mail address is

The office is open from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday. Other times can be arranged by appointment only.

Bring a copy of your separation papers (DD-214) for application for VA programs and for filing at our office.

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