Northwest Colorado Council of Governments

Northwest Colorado Council of Governments Working Together Has Its Benefits

Northwest Colorado Council of Governments (NWCCOG) is a voluntary association of county and municipal governments that believes in the benefits of working together on a regional basis. NWCCOG serves 26 member jurisdictions in a 5-county region of northwest Colorado.

Mission: The purpose of the Northwest Colorado Council of Governments is to be responsive to our members' needs and interests by providing guidance and assistance in problem solving, information sharing and partnership building, advocating members' interests and needs with local, state and federal entities, and providing quality services to our membership that are relevant, effective and efficient

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Sign up for Summit County Senior Law Day!
08/16/2019

Sign up for Summit County Senior Law Day!

Have high utility bills?  Our Energy Program can help with that…for FREE.  We help income-qualified families save money ...
08/13/2019

Have high utility bills? Our Energy Program can help with that…for FREE. We help income-qualified families save money by making improvements to their homes to improve efficiency and safety. See if you qualify by calling 1-800-332-3669 or visit: http://nwccog.org/programs/weatherization/

Colorado needs affordable housing. The state owns land. Can this combination work?
08/07/2019
Colorado needs affordable housing. The state owns land. Can this combination work?

Colorado needs affordable housing. The state owns land. Can this combination work?

Top Colorado officials, at the urging of Democratic Gov. Jared Polis and the state legislature, are exploring ways to use state land to address Colorado’s shortage of affordable housing, with an emphasis on workforce housing for teachers.

Turning the Tide on the “Silver Tsunami”
08/01/2019
Turning the Tide on the “Silver Tsunami”

Turning the Tide on the “Silver Tsunami”

It’s time we turn the tide on the silver tsunami myth and find a different metaphor, one that accurately reflects the huge assets older adults bring to all aspects of life.

Census 2020: Rural and mountain communities across Colorado face particular challenges in getting an accurate count due ...
07/11/2019
Census 2020 Outreach Grant Program

Census 2020: Rural and mountain communities across Colorado face particular challenges in getting an accurate count due to lack of mail delivery to physical addresses and in some areas lack of internet service. The Department of Local Affairs' (DOLA) Census Outreach Grant program will provide grants to local governments, intergovernmental agencies, councils of government, housing authorities, school districts, and nonprofit organizations to support the accurate counting of the population of the state for the 2020 census. Info on the grant program: https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/dola/census-2020-outreach-grant-program

Funding Available $6,000,000

Outdoor Recreation Industry in the State has an economic impact of $62.5 billion and supports 511,000 jobs The Outdoor R...
06/20/2019
A new day for Colorado’s $62 billion outdoors industry as it balances promotion with conservation

Outdoor Recreation Industry in the State has an economic impact of $62.5 billion and supports 511,000 jobs

The Outdoor Retailer summer show at the Colorado Convention Center this week highlights the breadth and scope of the outdoor recreation industry in the state. The industry's economic impact has risen from $34 billion in 2013 to $62.5 billion in 2017, according to a report issued last year. That is about 10 percent of the state's total gross domestic product. The industry supports 511,000 jobs, which is a fifth of the state's workforce. - Denver Post, 06.18.19 https://www.denverpost.com/2019/06/17/colorado-outoor-retailer-recreation-fey/

This week, Colorado is hosting the Outdoor Retailer, the country’s premier industry trade show. The summer show runs Tuesday through Thursday at the Colorado Convention Center.

06/14/2019

NWCCOG has released the June 2019 Regional Quarterly Economic Update. Jobs in the region increased 2.6% (Q4 2017 to Q4 2018). Annual Average Wage in the region: Eagle County: $49,140 (+2.9%); Grand County: $37,648 (+3.7%); Jackson County: $42,484 (+10.6%); Pitkin County: $57,772 (+3.0%); Summit County: $42,588 (+3.0%). Read full report here: http://nwccog.org/edd/data-center/economic-data/

First-ever Techstars Startup Week on the Western Slope pushes innovation, investment off the Front Range  https://colora...
06/07/2019
First-ever Techstars Startup Week on the Western Slope pushes innovation, investment off the Front Range

First-ever Techstars Startup Week on the Western Slope pushes innovation, investment off the Front Range https://coloradosun.com/2019/05/30/startup-techstars-western-slope-colorado/?utm_source=Pico&utm_campaign=8db920aef1-SUNRISER-20190107_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_2e5f9a0f1b-8db920aef1-51045201&mc_cid=8db920aef1&mc_eid=b413c750ca

Startup incubator sees connecting rural investors with startup founders in their own backyard as one of Colorado's "secret weapons"

NWCCOG Late May Resources Bulletin just released: http://nwccog.org/edd/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/Resources-Bulletin-La...
05/28/2019
Resource Bulletins | Economic Development District

NWCCOG Late May Resources Bulletin just released: http://nwccog.org/edd/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/Resources-Bulletin-Late-May-2019.pdf. Here are a few of the types of resources you’ll find in this bi-monthly e-bulletin: Small Business Funding Programs: Looking for funding options for your small business? Lender Match is a free online referral tool that connects small businesses with participating SBA-approved lenders…get matched. Affordable Nonprofit Financial Leadership Training July 11 in Leadville. Only $25. Offered by the Community Resource Center and Lake County Community Foundation. Join us for an overview of the critical components of financial management for nonprofit organizations. Subscribe to the bi-monthly NWCCOG Resources Bulletin here: http://nwccog.org/edd/business-resources/resource-bulletins/

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Starting Medicare soon? Our SHIP Medicare Assistance Program staff wants you to enroll during your Initial Enrollment Pe...
05/14/2019

Starting Medicare soon?
Our SHIP Medicare Assistance Program staff wants you to enroll during your
Initial Enrollment Period!

Disaster Preparedness for Alzheimer's Caregivers
05/07/2019
Disaster Preparedness for Alzheimer's Caregivers

Disaster Preparedness for Alzheimer's Caregivers

Be prepared to help a person with Alzheimer's during natural disasters. Find out what supplies to keep on hand and what to do if you must leave home.

05/06/2019
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04/29/2019

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An Age-Friendly Rural America
04/26/2019
An Age-Friendly Rural America

An Age-Friendly Rural America

As America grays, advocates say special consideration should be paid to rural communities.

Pitkin County is updating their Aging Well plan and would appreciate your input. For those who may not be able to attend...
04/25/2019

Pitkin County is updating their Aging Well plan and would appreciate your input. For those who may not be able to attend the sessions in May, you may provide feedback online at www.pitkincountyconnect.com.

April is financial literacy month. The National Council on Aging (NCOA) has published a blog on economic security in rec...
04/12/2019
Tax-Time Tips to Remember Year-Round | NCOA

April is financial literacy month. The National Council on Aging (NCOA) has published a blog on economic security in recognition of this observance. The post includes tips for tax season, information about potential IRS scams, advice for tracking Social Security benefit changes, and referrals for additional assistance and information.

Whether you've already filed your taxes or still need to do so, here are 5 tips to remember to maximize your savings and avoid financial scams.

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Arapahoe Basin Ski Area opening Sunday | SummitDaily.com

Arapahoe Basin Ski Area in Summit County announced that Sunday, Oct. 13, will mark the official start to the Colorado ski and snowboard season. Exciting news, as Tourism & Outdoor Recreation is THE key driver of our region's economy. Let's get the 2013-14 ski season underway!
http://www.summitdaily.com/news/8477117-113/season-basin-ski-tickets

Arapahoe Basin Ski Area announced that Sunday, Oct. 13, will mark the official start to the Colorado ski and snowboard season. Early-season snow, low temperatures and snowmaking upgrades allowed

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