About Colorado: Northwest Region
The Northwest region is famous for its skiing, recreational activities and energy resources. Steamboat Springs, also known as "Ski Town USA," is the most populous city in the Northwest and has produced more Olympians than any other U.S. city. Other attractions include Dinosaur National Monument and Browns Park National Wildlife refuge. The region attracts many tourists year-round for its resource-based recreation including hunting, fishing, skiing, hiking, camping and mountain biking. Aside from tourism, abundant energy resources are economic drivers for the region and the state's largest coal deposits are located in Moffat and Rio Blanco counties.
Workforce Training and Educational Resources
The organizations and resources listed below could help you return to the job market or gain new skills to make you more qualified for jobs in the 21st century economy.
Register with the Colorado Workforce Center closest to you. There is one located in Craig, Granby and Steamboat Springs. Workforce Centers can direct you to employment and job training opportunities in the area.
If you need any additional job training or if you are a veteran, Workforce Center staff will connect you with Rocky Mountain Service, Employment, & Redevelopment, or RMSER. RMSER staff will work with you to develop job training tailored to your unique skills and previous work experience. The Colorado Department of Labor and Employment also offers a broad array of services and resources for job seekers.
For opportunities to improve your education, the Northwest hosts two well-established institutions. Colorado Northwestern Community College and Colorado Mountain College offer two- and four-year degree programs in technical and academic fields that can make you more competitive in today's economy. Both institutions offer night classes and flexible schedules, as well staff to help determine whether you are eligible for financial aid.
Udall Welcomes U.S. Forest Service's Implementation of His Job-Creating, Tourism-Boosting Ski Area Jobs LegislationTuesday, April 15, 2014Colorado Mountain Resorts Leverage Udall's Law to Expand Summer Recreation Opportunities, Create Jobs
Udall Urges Colorado Ranchers to Utilize Livestock Disaster Assistance Aid He Fought for in 2014 Farm BillTuesday, April 15, 2014Programs Will Cover Losses Due to Livestock Deaths, Grazing Losses
Udall Presses White House to Limit CIA Involvement in Declassification of Senate Intelligence Committee StudyFriday, April 11, 2014
Udall Asks Defense Department to Place Firefighting Aircraft on Elevated Alert Status After U.S. Forest Service, Private Contractors Fail to Deliver on Next-Gen Air Tanker ContractsThursday, April 10, 2014Udall Seeks Action Plan Within Month, Pledges to Continue Pushing for Full Air Tanker Fleet
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
In Colorado, we are fortunate to have one of the most diverse natural landscapes in the country. From the fields of the Eastern Plains to the peaks of the Continental Divide to the red rock canyons of the West Slope, our public lands support Colorado's special way of life. Earth Day is an opportunity to celebrate our state's natural beauty and recommit ourselves to safeguarding it for future generations.
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Colorado has repeatedly broken the "most destructive fire in state history" record over the last several years, from the High Park and Waldo Canyon fires of 2012 to the Black Forest Fire of 2013. This cycle of increasingly destructive fires has made it clear that the question is not if, but when, we’ll have another catastrophic megafire.
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Tuesday, February 25, 2014