970 Area Code

970 Area Code

970 Area Code

A new area code was introduced to California in October 2015. It eventually got to 970, which means you might get swindled if someone calls it. And contrary to what anyone would have you think, you don’t have to be an avid baseball fan to love this one. Many fans in Chicago took note that the Cubs’ victory in the World Series in 2016 was the first time in 108 years that a team.

Area code 970 is a telephone area code in the North American Numbering Plan (NANP) serving most of the western and northern parts of Colorado. The numbering plan area includes Aspen, Breckenridge, Durango, Estes Park, Fort Collins, Glenwood Springs, Grand Junction, Greeley, Loveland, Silverthorne, Steamboat Springs, and Vail. It was established on April 2, 1995 as a split from area code 303, which was retained by the Denver area.

New Local Dialing Procedure for Customers in 719 and 970 Area Codes Begins April 24

DENVER — On July 16, 2020, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) approved 988 as the three-digit abbreviated dialing code to reach the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline starting July 16, 2022. The FCC order requires all telecommunications carriers, interconnected Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) providers, and one-way VoIP providers to make any network changes necessary to ensure that users can dial 988 to reach the existing National Suicide Prevention Lifeline by July 16, 2022.

Ten-Digit Dialing for Area Code 970 to Start Later This Year

“The Center for Mental Health is in support of the federal creation of the 988 three digit phone number that would create an easy to remember number nationally for individuals experiencing a behavioral health crisis,” said Amanda Jones, chief clinical officer for The Center for Mental Health, in a provided statement. “We look forward to seeing how these rules will impact more resources nationally and for the Colorado Crisis System. Colorado is fortunate to have the state sponsored Colorado Crisis Services line where individuals can call 24/7 and speak to a behavioral health professional to seek immediate support and referral to community resources. (Source: www.montrosepress.com)

“The Center for Mental Health also supports a local regional 24/7 crisis support line that offers callers immediate access to a behavioral health team to support their call and also can connect them to professionals at the 24-hour Walk-in Center, Mobile Response Team, Withdrawal Management/or detox, Crisis Stabilization Unit as well as next day referral for outpatient services. The process of determining how the 988 number will work is still ongoing and we support the efforts to find a way to create an effective 3-digit number that will work for all communities across our nation and state.” (Source: www.montrosepress.com)



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