I currently am a nurse (LPN) who has recently graduated and will soon start classes to get my ADN. I think I finally got my fiance' into the idea that once my fiance' and I graduate (he's going for his paramedic) to moving from Missouri to Wyoming. I spent a good part of my growing up years in Ft. Collins and Colorado Springs Colorado and we frequently visited Wyoming. When the big D happened between my parents my mother decided that she wanted to move back to family in Missouri and have been here ever since. He grew up in Missouri but is in the scouts and spent a few trips in the summer in the mountains out west, so he personally knows the beauty and realizes why I miss the west. I know the cost of living vs the pay rates is almost unbelievable in CO. and was wondering if it's the same there. Can anybody give us information about cost of living vs. pay rates. I know it's dependent on the area as is everywhere. I'm wondering what the outlook for housing and jobs for a RN and firefighter/Paramedic would be. I want to be more in the 'burbs or further if possible (I Know that sounds kinda like an oxymoron for out there but you know what I mean). I'm not looking to live large or anything like that. I dearly miss being out west and winter here in Missery is just really bringing me down. Thank You in advance.