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About Colorado: Northwest Region

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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.

Newly Unemployed
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.

Job Training
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.

Education
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.

Regional News

Regional Blog

  • Keeping Our Promise to Colorado’s Senior Citizens

    Wednesday, July 30, 2014

    For nearly 50 years, Medicare has ensured Colorado senior citizens’ access to quality and affordable health care. Like most Coloradans, I believe this program must be protected and strengthened for future generations.

  • Not Your Boss’s Business

    Tuesday, July 15, 2014

    Coloradans agree that no one should have to ask their boss for a permission slip to access critical health services — birth control or otherwise. But just over two weeks ago, the U.S. Supreme Court, in a 5 to 4 decision, turned back the clock on decades of progress toward gender equality by deciding to allow the vast majority of employers to refuse to cover contraception as part of employees’ health insurance policies.

  • Best Sources for Information on Colorado Wildfires

    Monday, July 14, 2014

    With the 2014 wildfire season underway — and following recent devastating and record-breaking wildfires — it is critical that Coloradans living in fire-prone areas or areas that are currently facing the threat of wildfire be aware of the best sources for up-to-date information.

  • Independence Day 2014

    Friday, July 4, 2014

    Each July, Americans come together to celebrate Independence Day and the founding of our great nation. With fireworks, barbecues, baseball and more, we honor and recognize our founding fathers and all Americans who have made the freedoms we enjoy possible.

 
Regional Offices

Northwest Region
P.O. Box 866
Clark, CO 80428
P: 303-650-7820

Northeast Region
801 8th Street
Suite 140A
Greeley, CO 80631
P: 970-356-5586

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West Slope Region
400 Rood Avenue
Suite 220
Grand Junction, CO 81501
P: 970-245-9553

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Denver Metro Area Region
999 18th Street
Suite 1525, North Tower
Denver, CO 80202
P: 303-650-7820

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Southern Colorado Region
107 West B Street
Pueblo, CO 81003
P: 719-542-1701

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Four Corners Region
954 East 2nd Avenue
Suite 106
Durango, CO 81301
P: 970-247-1047

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Pikes Peak Region
2880 International Circle
Suite 107
Colorado Springs, CO 80910
P: 719-471-3993

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San Luis Valley Region Office
609 Main Street
Suite 205
Alamosa, CO 81101
P: 719-589-2101

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