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.
Amidst a concerted effort to boost student achievement in Moffat County School District this year, three of Craig’s elementary schools received recognition for making positive strides in their students’ test scores.
When Cory Hixson was injured during combat in Iraq 10 years ago, he lost more than just his eye. He lost the career of his dreams.
Northwest Colorado is home to coal, oil, natural gas, and now, a solar garden. But what about wind power?
Though most of us benefit from the work done in a coal mine, few people ever gain a first-hand understanding of how the stuff gets from deep inside the ground to the stuff that turns our lights on.
New coal beckons but future demand uncertain for underground mine
For all the complex, highly engineered machinery required to run an underground mine, it’s a Dodge 4-wheel-drive pickup truck that delivers miners to their work site every day deep under the earth at Twentymile Coal Company’s Foidel Creek Mine — commonly referred to as Twentymile.
As the last wave of summer warmth fades into freezing nights and cool autumn days, people are digging through their closets to pull out their winter gear. But for some families, staying warm and keeping their children snug during frigid temperatures can be a challenge.
Moffat County fourth- and fifth-graders set off on a round-the-world literary tour this week with the kickoff of the Passport to Reading program for the 2014-15 school year.
In rural towns such as Craig, keeping pace with technology can be expensive and difficult for local agencies on a tight budget. This is why representatives from area organizations gathered Tuesday night at the hospital to hear about the Colorado Statewide Internet Portal Authority, otherwise known as SIPA.
The Memorial Hospital Medical Clinic’s new family physician, Elise Sullivan, M.D., offers more than the average doctor. Bilingual in Spanish, with a passion for delivering babies and energy that never stops, she’ll even dance her patients into better health, as she demonstrated Wednesday at the hospital’s meet-and-greet for the new doctor.
With the excitement of homecoming pervading the halls and grounds of Moffat County High School, the Moffat County Board of Education meeting Thursday at MCHS library began with a celebratory air.