Roy Christensen, a 93-year-old U.S. Navy veteran, now lives at the Holly Creek Retirement Community in Centennial.
Now that Donald Trump is president, political operatives on both sides of the aisle see the district as even more vulnerable.
Starting six years ago, the Western Slope town began rebuilding itself to be a friendly home for the thousands of veterans there.
The long-term, global political conflict shaped Coloradans in different ways than more traditional wars did.
It has been in the works since 2002, when the VA proposed making it part of a University of Colorado hospital then in the planning stages.
Mark Fitzsimmons walked nearly 13 miles through Denver and Lakewood for his performance art piece called "Identification Please (Flag Piece)."
The Veterans Choice program was supposed to help veterans get healthcare fast. But some providers say they're not getting paid.
Over the last five years, five percent of all mortgages in the metro have been financed with VA loans, according to data from REcolorado.
For years, Leila Morrison says it was too painful to talk about what she witnessed. Now 95, she doesn't hold back, hoping people understand the high cost of freedom.
Henry Sakaguchi arrived at Colorado Public Radio recently wearing the cap of his World War II unit: the 442nd Regimental Combat Team.