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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

  • Thank You, Colorado

    Wednesday, December 17, 2014

    It has been the greatest privilege of my life to represent my fellow Coloradans and our great state. The statement I entered into the congressional record reflects on my last 18 years in public service. I will be forever grateful to have had the challenge and the opportunity to serve our country.

  • Rebuilding Stronger, One Year Since the Flood

    Thursday, September 11, 2014

    Coloradans have shown time and again that we are not defined by tragedies and disasters, but rather by how we stand united to face them and rebuild together as one community. From the first rainfall in September 2013 until the flood subsided, this unprecedented disaster tested our strength. Though this destruction shook us, it did not break us. 

  • Keeping Faith with the Wilderness Act

    Wednesday, September 3, 2014

    From Colorado's earliest days, connecting with wilderness has been part of what defines us as Westerners. As a lifelong outdoorsman and leader of the Colorado Outward Bound School for 10 years, I can attest to the importance of Colorado's wilderness to our economy and our special way of life.

  • Celebrating Colorado’s Wilderness

    Friday, August 29, 2014

    Colorado is home to awe-inspiring public lands and natural treasures. We can thank the Wilderness Act of 1964 for preserving special places like Maroon Bells, the Great Sand Dunes and large swaths of Rocky Mountain National Park. This forward-thinking legislation ensures generations of Coloradans can experience and enjoy these places — and many others across the country — in their natural states.

 
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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