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Commissioners Recognize Lee Berndt for 12 Years to Service to Area Veterans

Commissioners Recognize Lee Berndt for 12 Years to Service to Area Veterans

      Lee Berndt has been a volunteer driver for the Prowers County Veteran Service Office for 12 years. His last day of service was July 1st, 2018. Lee has transported thousands of veterans to their medical appointments and has driven thousands of miles traveling to VA hospitals in Colorado. Lee’s devotion to helping […]

Veteran’s Mobile Center Postpones June 22nd Lamar Visit

Veteran’s Mobile Center Postpones June 22nd Lamar Visit

  The planned visit by the Mobile Vet Center out of Pueblo on Friday, June 22nd at Walmart in Lamar has been cancelled and will be rescheduled at a later date.  The Mobile Vet Center serves as a traveling office to accommodate local veterans on issues of concern to them. Gary Harbert, Prowers County VA […]

Veteran’s Representatives Meet for Information Exchange

Veteran’s Representatives Meet for Information Exchange

    John Griego, Military and Veterans Constituent Advocate from US Senator Bennet’s office, visited with the Prowers County Commissioners along with Dwight Gardner, Regional Director for Senator Bennet. Gardner said the visit was part of the Senator’s general community outreach program intended to visit each county in the state and allowing residents one-on-one opportunities […]

Local VA Needs Volunteer Drivers

Local VA Needs Volunteer Drivers

The Prowers County Veterans’ Administration office helps veterans get to their out-of-town medical appointments using four vans and volunteer drivers. Gary Harbert, the county’s Veteran’s Service Officer recently noted the need for some additional drivers. “We transport veterans for their appointments to Pueblo, Colorado Springs and Denver, Monday through Friday,” he explained, adding that the […]

Tax Relief for Retired Military Wins First Victory

Tax Relief for Retired Military Wins First Victory

Denver — Military retirees in Colorado could enjoy a lot more financial security in the future if a tax relief bill heard at the Statehouse today keeps moving forward. Senate Bill-75, authored by Senator Larry Crowder (R-Alamosa), eliminates current caps on how much military retirees are able to deduct from federal taxable income. The bill […]

Colorado VA Alerting Vets Whose Personal Information May Have Been Compromised

Colorado VA Alerting Vets Whose Personal Information May Have Been Compromised

DENVER – The VA Eastern Colorado Health Care System (ECHCS) is notifying 2130 Veterans that their personal information may have been compromised when a VA employee emailed unencrypted documents containing Protected Health Information (PHI) to their personal email account. Information at risk include the Veteran’s full name, last four digits of their social security number […]

Trustees Take Action on Holly Well, Consider ARPA Proposal

Trustees Take Action on Holly Well, Consider ARPA Proposal

The Holly Trustees voted to refurbish the town’s south well which has been out of service for several months. The decision was based on new and more specific information they’ve received concerning high sediment levels in water produced by the well.    Recent and clearer pictures from the shaft now indicate that the level of sediment […]