I am primarily a Lep guy, but I usually save a few interesting beetles every year. Is there an equivalent of sorts to BAMONA, ButterfliesOfAmerica or MothPhotographersGroup I can use to ID them on my own?
Also, since I live in Colorado, anything that focuses on Colorado, the Rockies or the West?
58Chevy is right - BugGuide is probably the best for ID help. There are no keys, and a daunting volume of images, but once you start to narrow a species down, there's a good chance you can find which species you have. Be aware that not every species is present - once you get close you can click on the 'Info" tab on a genus page and it will usually tell you how many species of that genus occur in N.A. - could be that there are 6 species, but only 4 have pages on the site. But overall, it's quite complete and getting better all the time.
Another resource with good keys (for the SE U.S.) is the South Carolina Beetles site: scbeetles.info/ . Be aware that the keys here are for the families NOT covered in one of the published 'Beetles of South Carolina' volumes, so no buprestid, scarab, water beetle, carabid, tenebrionoid keys, etc - as you have to purchase those volumes.