Veterans Resource Center openThe Jesse Beckius/Casey Owens Veterans Resource Center at 801 Colorado Avenue in Glenwood Springs is again open following an expansion of its offerings and grand reopening ceremony on June 13. From the office, the Western Slope Veterans Coalition (WSVC) provides a hub for information, programs and activities for local veterans. The WSVC’s mission is to improve the quality of life for service members, veterans and their families by connecting them with the resources they need.
Pruett appointed new Garfield County VSO
Garfield County has appointed David Pruett as new veterans’ services officer for a two-year term. An honorably discharged Navy veteran (Navy Special Warfare), Pruett works as an appraiser in his hometown of Rifle and has volunteered in the past as a firefighter for the Rifle Fire Protection District, ski patrol at Sunlight Mountain Resort and Garfield County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue.
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Please contact 970-618-2053 for more information on veteran services that Garfield County provides.
Veterans and their families pose next to the Veteran’s Memorial in Glenwood Springs, Colo., on Armed Forces Day 2019.
Programs and services
Veterans of the United States armed forces may be eligible for a broad range of programs and services. Garfield County veteran’s services provides assistance as a liaison between veterans and the federal government for services such as:
- Health care
- Disability compensation
- Education benefits
- Home loans
- Survivor’s benefits
- Burial services
- Other services