Veterans

Susanna Pershern, Submerged Resources Center, NPS

When veterans retire from the military—whether voluntarily or from injury—it can be a difficult transition. Gone is the camaraderie that gave their lives structure and often lost is a sense of purpose. A partnership with the National Park Service is helping wounded warriors to heal and restore connections by giving them a mission underwater. More on this story including pictures at H2ORadio.org

Airman 1st Class Devin N. Boyer

Colorado Health Institute released a study detailing barriers to mental health care for veterans in Colorado, the report points to "stigma" as the primary reason why many colorado veterans do not seek mental health resources. KDNK’s Lucas Turner spoke with Karam Ahmad, Policy Analyst at Colorado Health Institute and lead author of the report to learn more about this issue.

Grand Valley High School history students visited the Veteran's Community Living Center in Rifle, Colorado and interviewed veterans who served in World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War and during peace time.

Grand Valley High School history students visited the Veteran's Community Living Center in Rifle, Colorado and interviewed veterans who served in World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War and during peace time.

Grand Valley High School history students visited the Veteran's Community Living Center in Rifle, Colorado and interviewed veterans who served in World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War and during peace time.

Grand Valley High School history students visited the Veteran's Community Living Center in Rifle, Colorado and interviewed veterans who served in World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War and during peace time.

Grand Valley High School history students visited the Veteran's Community Living Center in Rifle, Colorado and interviewed veterans who served in World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War and  during peace time.

Grand Valley High School history students visited the Veteran's Community Living Center in Rifle, Colorado and interviewed veterans who served in World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War and  during peace time.

Grand Valley High School history students visited the Veteran's Community Living Center in Rifle, Colorado and interviewed veterans who served in World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War and  during peace time.

Grand Valley High School History students visited the Veteran's Community Living Center in Rifle, Colorado and interviewed veterans who served in World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War and  during peace time.

Grand Valley High School History students visited the Veteran's Community Living Center in Rifle, Colorado and interviewed veterans who served in World War II, the Korean war, the Vietnam War and peace time.

Paul Andersen, founder/director of the Basalt-based non-profit Huts for Vets, joins US Army veteran Melody Capps, US Marine Corps veteran Brian Porter, and Valley Voices host Amy Hadden Marsh to talk about the program, why it works and what it takes to succeed in society after the war.  Here's a link to the H f V blog.


The Veterans Administration has a tele-health clinic in Glenwood Springs. Social worker Tom Ziemann heads the facility and also works at the VA in Grand Junction. KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh sat down with Ziemann to talk about military culture, how the VA has changed PTSD treatment, and more. He begins by explaining his role at the VA.  The Glenwood Springs tele-health center is at 970.945.1007.

 

KDNK's local newscast airs weekday mornings at 6:41 and 7:41 AM during Morning Edition.

KDNK's Local Newscast airs weekday mornings at 6:41 and 7:41 during Morning Edition.

State lawmakers have elected new leadership following this Tuesday’s election. As Bente Birkeland reports, all but one caucus leader will be new to the position.