Although 95 percent of “Boots on the Ground” Vietnam veterans are automatically eligible for health care through the Department of Veterans Affairs, less than half of the Vietnam veterans living in Glenwood Springs are enrolled. The same applies for “Brown Water Navy” Vietnam veterans and those who served on the Korean DMZ from April 1968 through August 1971. All of these veterans are now considered to have been exposed to Agent Orange.
In addition, many of the veterans enrolled with the VA are paying for health care related to their Agent Orange exposure because they have not filed for a service connected disability.
To assist these veterans a VA representative will be at the Glenwood Springs Veterans TeleHealth Clinic, 2425 S Grand Ave., Suite 101, from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 11. He will also be available to assist all veterans who have benefit questions.
Safari Club International’s 29th Annual Banquet is set for Saturday, April 14, at The Hotel Colorado. The banquet will have some of the best hunts, fishing trips, photo safaris, guns and sporting equipment available in the valley. Other items include bronzes, paintings, jewelry and furs. The night will include a great meal, wine and beer, auctions and raffles.
Cocktail hour starts 5 p.m. with dinner and auctions later followed by an After Party at the Historic Hotel. Price is $75 single, $140 couple and $520 for table of 8.
This past year the chapter has sponsored several students to CMC’s outdoor leadership school in Leadville, veteran’s programs, Pheasant Forever youth hunts, CWO research and Sportsman Against Hunger Programs that feed the less fortunate. Go to http://www.2012glenwoodsci.com or call Beth Dotson at 702-308-4896.
Garfield County Public Health will be offering free children’s immunizations from 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 19; from 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Friday, April 20; and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 21, at both the Glenwood Springs (next to Valley View Hospital) and Rifle (across from City Market) locations. There is no charge for children ages newborn through 18 years old. Bring immunization records. Call 970-625-5200 for more information.
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