Colorado is just West. Midwest are just the plains, I know CO has flat land in areas but it's not considered plains. NE and IA are the heartland of America, though IA is more technically in the middle.
Besides, he has his own thing going but it's a little far for us to venture to, especially when it's not in the midwest. It's a 9 hr drive for me to the Springs. We don't have any society like that over our way, many others but no CP.