Veterans http://aspenpublicradio.org en Snowmass Resident Aims to Help Veterans With Wheelchair Treads http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/snowmass-resident-aims-help-veterans-wheelchair-treads <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A part time </span>Snowmass<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Village resident is working to revolutionize wheelchairs for veterans. The idea is to make it easier for vets to get around places that don’t have smooth pavement, to improve quality of life and expand their access to the outdoors.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 04:37:47 +0000 Elise Thatcher 17136 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Snowmass Resident Aims to Help Veterans With Wheelchair Treads Organizers: New Veterans' Center In Carbondale Will Meet A Need http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/organizers-new-veterans-center-carbondale-will-meet-need <p></p><p>An effort is underway to expand services for local veterans and better tackle problems like Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and brain injuries. It’s estimated more than 14,000 veterans live in the Roaring Fork and Colorado River Valleys and, a center is opening up before summer to help deliver services to them. Aspen Public Radio’s Marci Krivonen reports.</p><p></p> Thu, 27 Mar 2014 16:15:48 +0000 Marci Krivonen 16153 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Organizers: New Veterans' Center In Carbondale Will Meet A Need VA to Veterans: You May Already Qualify For Health Care http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/va-veterans-you-may-already-qualify-health-care-0 <p></p><p>The Affordable Care Act has forced residents along the Roaring Fork Valley to figure out what to do about insurance… whether it’s sign up for a plan, or pay a fine. But many in the Valley can already get discounted or free care. That's because Veterans Affairs, or the VA, has opened up its doors to more military veterans who served in the Vietnam War or the Persian Gulf War (also called Operation Desert Storm).</p><p></p> Mon, 17 Feb 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Elise Thatcher 14193 at http://aspenpublicradio.org VA to Veterans: You May Already Qualify For Health Care CrossCurrents - Huts for Vets http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/crosscurrents-huts-vets <p><strong>Originally aired April 17th, 2013</strong></p><p>Huts for Vets, a non-profit founded in January, will lead three day wilderness hut trips at no cost, to veterans beginning this summer.</p><p>Paul Anderson, founder and ED of Huts for Vets, along with Board members Dr. Gerald Alpern and Brian Porter talk about the program.</p><p> Wed, 16 Oct 2013 21:27:20 +0000 Carolyne Heldman 2326 at http://aspenpublicradio.org CrossCurrents - Huts for Vets