Cheyenne VA hopes to see rise in funding over the next few years

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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) -- Over the summer, the Cheyenne VA hosted Secretary of The Department of Veterans Affairs, Robert Wilke. This was the first time in ten years that the VA Secretary visited Cheyenne.

The Cheyenne VA after a couple of snowy days in Cheyenne, Wyoming.

Paul Roberts, the Cheyenne VA Director, said, "Resources need to be shifted from other parts of the country out west to where the growth is at. So that was probably the biggest takeaway that we got from his visit."

Roberts said there is supposed to be a new clinic in Northern Colorado. Construction should be finished by the Fall of 2022.

The Cheyenne VA recently expanded its community living center. The VA is hoping to continue to add more beds to its living center. Along with that, it is hoping to add a parking garage and also renovate its emergency department.

"Yeah, sure, we're not leaving Cheyenne out of the equation," said Roberts. "We've got three major projects that have been approved and we're just waiting to get funding aligned to those three projects. We briefed those to the Secretary when he was here and he fully supported them."