Veterans Hotline: Veteran news, notes and event happenings |

Veterans Hotline: Veteran news, notes and event happenings

Ed Wilkinson

A free spaghetti dinner will be served at 5:30 p.m. Saturday for all veterans at the Elks Lodge, 43 W. Victory Way, in Craig. Please RSVP to telephone number 620-4174

The district meeting for American Legion Post 62 will be Sept. 26 at the post headquarters, 1055 Moffat County Road 7. The meeting’s time and agenda will be announced later.

At 6 p.m., Sept. 2, there will be free bowling for veterans and law enforcement officers at Thunder Rolls.

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4265 is raffling off an AR 15. Call any VFW member if you are interested in buying tickets.

The American Legion is raffling off a Tika 243 with a Nikon 3-by-9 scope. Call any Legion member if you interested in buying tickets.

Historical veteran/national dates of note

• Aug. 19, 1909 – First race held at Indianapolis speedway. The winner had average speed of 59 miles per hour.

• Aug. 20, 1911 – First round-the-world telegram sent from New York.

• Aug. 21, 1959 – Hawaii becomes the 50th state.

Craig Telehealth Clinic reminder for veterans

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

The goal is to provide an extensive array of health care services to veterans in a setting that is accessible and professional. To appropriately plan and coordinate your visit, access to the clinic is by appointment only.

The clinic cannot handle emergency needs. Flu shot walk-ins are still ongoing for veterans currently enrolled in the VAMC Healthcare system. Questions? Call 824-6721.

Tele-psych services now available at Craig VA

Veterans now can 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 e-mail.

Her e-mail address is

For more information about veterans’ benefits

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 824-3246 or use the fax 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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