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

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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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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10/11/2013
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

This website gives older adults, caregivers, and health professionals facts about healthy eating and aging and encourage...
09/11/2013
What's On Your Plate | National Institute on Aging

This website gives older adults, caregivers, and health professionals facts about healthy eating and aging and encourages smart food choices. The easy-to-navigate website includes video and practical tips to help older adults live a healthier lifestyle.

NWCCOG is asking all community members to complete a short survey and internet service speed test, which will help build...
08/23/2013

NWCCOG is asking all community members to complete a short survey and internet service speed test, which will help build good information for the regional broadband plan the NWCCOG is developing. If you have already taken this survey at your work location, please take the speed test again from your home internet connection and enter your physical location. The data will not be released or used outside of the strategic plan and no one will contact you or collect your e-mail address.

This data will only be used to identify broadband quality in the region. We do need your physical location so we can map the actual internet speeds around the region, which will help us to identify the areas most in need. This plan's goal is to help ensure residents and businesses in the region have sufficient access to broadband.

The survey can be found here: http://www.ohivey.com/test/introduction.php

and on NWCCOG’s Website under "News and Current Issues" on the homepage.

NWCCOG officials and local residents will meet with representatives from Smart Growth America on August 8th and 9th, as ...
08/05/2013

NWCCOG officials and local residents will meet with representatives from Smart Growth America on August 8th and 9th, as part of a free, grant-funded technical-assistance program. The two-day workshop will provide tools and training to assist NWCCOG leaders as they develop strategies for the organizations's new role as a U.S. Economic Development Administration Economic Development District. These strategies will help NWCCOG communities to strengthen their economies while also maintaining the natural environment for which the region is known. Craig Chester (202-207-3355, [email protected]) or Rachel Lunney (970-468-0295, [email protected]).

A new community paramedic pilot program is being launched to provide better, more cost-effective healthcare services...
07/29/2013
Paramedic pilot program launched in Eagle County | VailDaily.com

A new community paramedic pilot program is being launched to provide better, more cost-effective healthcare services...

EAGLE, Colorado - Through a collaborative effort between Eagle County's Public Health Department and the Western Eagle County Ambulance District, a new community paramedic pilot program is being launched

The NWCCOG's Water Quality and Quantity Committee (QQ) includes towns, counties, and water and sanitation districts in t...
07/19/2013
Wildfires Threaten The Water You Drink

The NWCCOG's Water Quality and Quantity Committee (QQ) includes towns, counties, and water and sanitation districts in the Headwaters Region of Colorado. Listen to this segment about how wildfires can be really bad for the water we drink and irrigate crops with. This morning, the federal government rolled out a new program to help prevent all that and Colorado is the first place they’re trying it.

Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack is in Colorado to roll out a new partnership, which aims to protect western water from the ravages of wildfire. [Photo: flickr/Chris & Laurie Jusak]

Last week, Dr. Eric Coleman, Professor of Medicine and Head of the Division of Health Care Policy and Research at the Un...
07/15/2013

Last week, Dr. Eric Coleman, Professor of Medicine and Head of the Division of Health Care Policy and Research at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, spoke at the Healthy Transitions Colorado launch event. Learn more about what they are doing to improve transitions of care at their website: www.healthy-transitions-colorado.org

Sometimes our Weatherization department encounters asbestos on the job, but it's nothing like this Russian town...
07/15/2013
City in Russia Unable to Kick Asbestos Habit

Sometimes our Weatherization department encounters asbestos on the job, but it's nothing like this Russian town...

To residents of Asbest in Russia’s Ural Mountains, living with a pervasive carcinogen is the alternative to having no livelihood at all.

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