Tag Archives: Veterans

IRS backs down from invasive requirements on Veterans groups

Once again America’s veterans have showed the rest of the public that standing up can make a difference, this time against one of the most feared agencies in the country, the Internal Revenue Service.   In August the IRS had … Continue reading

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Aurora VA hospital builder claims cost overrun of $1 billion

(Ft. Morgan Times) — The builder of Colorado’s troubled Veterans Affairs hospital says overruns bring the cost above $1 billion, far higher than the red ink already acknowledged, and has asked for the right to quit the project.   The … Continue reading

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Group draws line in sand over San Diego cross

by Peter Grady – In asking the Supreme Court to intervene in a case over a war memorial, a legal group says if atheists prevail then no war memorial will be safe. The issue involves the Mt. Soledad Veterans Memorial … Continue reading

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Evans Senior Center

by Betty Grauberger   Senior Friday Lunches are back.  These are in the format of soup/salad/baked potato type lunches where it is not necessary to make a reservation.   We will be serving from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and the … Continue reading

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Veterans organization to hold meeting calling for Obama impeachment

by Jack Minor – A Veterans group is planning to hold a rally on Nov. 11th in Washington D.C. calling for President Obama’s impeachment for “treasonous” activities. Veteran Defenders of America, which features members such as Maj. Gen Paul Vallely, … Continue reading

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VA to offer free flu shots for verterans

Staff Reports —   The Cheyenne VA Medical Center is conducting an aggressive seasonal flu campaign again this year. Free seasonal flu shots will be given to all Veterans on October 22 at the Fort Collins VA Clinic. The flu shot … Continue reading

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Evans police officer receives award for superior service

Story and photo by Jack Minor  –  An officer on the Evans Police Force was presented with the Officer of the Year award at the city council meeting April 5th.  William Haslett, an officer with over 9 years experience in the department, … Continue reading

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“Sensitivity training” to prepare troops to accept gays

by Jack Minor   Training troops for the repeal of a Revolutionary war ban on homosexuals serving in the military will extend to front line troops in combat zones rather than wait for their return stateside despite no urgent reason … Continue reading

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VFW members irate over PAC endorsements

By Jack Minor Members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars are upset that the Political Action Committee formed to represent them has refused to endorse candidates more closely aligned with their interests and instead is choosing to endorse incumbents. The … Continue reading

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Verlin Edwin Spurgeon

Verlin Edwin Spurgeon April 25, 1928 ~ June 19, 2010 Age:  82 Verlin Edwin Spurgeon of Greeley died June 19, 2010 at the Colorado State Veterans Home in Aurora.  He was born on April 25, 1928 in Davis County, Iowa … Continue reading

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Evans remembers the fallen

By Jack Minor for the Greeley Gazette This year the city of Evans conducted its annual Memorial Day service, it was not an elaborate commercialized ceremony rather it was a simple ceremony that was every bit a community event. The … Continue reading

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