Lauren Blair covers the health care and education beats in Craig and Moffat County. A Colorado native, she graduated in 2005 from Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, Massachusetts, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in critical social thought.
Blair relocated to Craig from Denver in July of 2014. She has worn many hats in her work life, including that of wedding and travel photographer, blogger, bakery manager, personal chef and instructor for Outward Bound outdoor education programs. Journalism is the perfect avenue for her to indulge her many curiosities and interests, and she relishes the opportunity to grow each day as a journalist, writer, photographer and human being. When not burning the midnight oil in the newsroom, Blair can be found in her kitchen inventing new recipes, pondering the meaning of life with her boyfriend, Yuri Chicovsky, and their two kitties, jamming out to soul tunes and Beatles records, and exploring the far reaches of this beautiful state with camera in hand.
From high stakes Jenga to robot creatures with hydraulic arms, nineteen of Moffat County’s elementary students put their creative and teamwork skills to the test for the Destination Imagination state competition Saturday in Denver.
Students often hear about the “real world” outside of school, but few organizations prepare them for it as well as Moffat County High School’s DECA and FBLA clubs.
Gone are the days of rappings on the knuckles or writing things 100 times on the chalkboard. In our modern day, teachers have discovered that rewarding good behavior is more effective than simply punishing bad behavior.
Music teachers new and old give Moffat County’s elementary students a playful introduction to the world of music. From drums to keyboards in Phyllis Reed’s class at Ridgeview Elementary School to guitars and singing in Julieann Matheson’s music class at Sandrock Elementary, kids develop a foundational knowledge in music while having fun.
High school student councils can often be either a glorified popularity contest or an easy resume-builder for overacheivers. But Moffat County High School Student Council is a group of students that know how to get things done and are learning to practice leadership in the spirit of service.
Fifty-six veterans and their family members showed up to the Veterans of Foreign Wars Hall in Craig Thursday night for a town hall meeting.
Sheep, sunshine and green pastures created a warm welcome for 40 members of the Colorado State University Extension Agency who gathered in Craig this week for their Western Slope Regional Meeting.
No one ever wants to find themselves in the middle of a crime scene or a traumatic accident, but when the worst happens, Moffat County residents have someone in their corner.
The Empty Bowl Fundraiser held Friday at St. Michael’s Catholic Church raised about $4,600 for St. Michael’s Community Kitchen, in addition to bringing in donations of a processed steer and processed pork.
Colorado Northwestern Community College Moffat County Board of Control discussed the budget and possible changes to its concurrent enrollment program for Moffat County High School students at its monthly meeting Monday night.