Longmont = $, Boulder = $$$. Could look in north Denver suburb, Thornton, Northglenn, Broomfield. Split the difference between getting to work and easy access to Denver.
87% confident: Vets w/52 weeks experience D1. Mostly everyone else AG. Other federal jobs including DoD ATC save their pay from where they are now. (I have 2014 base pay bands and pay bands including Locality in PDF and excel formats if you are interested. I think you have to be a paying SM member to get that info.) Once again 87% confidence in my accuracy. God forbid you post bad info here, hence the disclaimer.
The Vets w/ 52 weeks part is in the Collective Bargaining Agreement.