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.
Larry Hoover is rooted in an older time, steeped in a sense of place and in the history that makes Moffat County unique.
He’ll pick up your prescriptions, carry your groceries and charm you with his smile. For Craig’s over-60 population, especially those who can no longer drive, Clem Mascarenas is a beloved and familiar face.
Forty-two-year-old Maria Landa, mother of five, has been looking for her calling, and is beginning to find it through her religious faith and her work with the community of St. Michael’s Catholic Church.
The budget and how to proceed with the superintendent evaluation dominated the discussion at the Moffat County School District Board of Education work session Thursday afternoon at the administration building.
High suicide rates have plagued Northwest Colorado in recent years, but Reaching Everyone Preventing Suicide is working to curb the problem by facilitating the Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training, or ASIST.
The first batch of student test scores from newly implemented math and English language arts assessments were released Friday by the Colorado Department of Education, with data indicating how individual schools and districts performed on the tests.
It is with a heart full of gratitude that I hang up my hat as health, education and environment reporter for the Craig Daily Press.
Colorado Northwestern Community College was teeming Monday with teenagers in suits, ties and pant suits who were dressing the part for the DECA district conference.
Spare time is hard to come by for most parents, but the Incredible Years program could actually give more time to parents than it takes.
At its regular monthly meeting Thursday, business carried on as usual for the Memorial Hospital Board of Trustees despite the news Monday that Chief Executive Officer John Rossfeld had submitted his resignation and would be leaving TMH Dec. 11.