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.
'VA system failed him,' DA said
All charges will be dismissed against Marine veteran and Craig native Cory Hixson, Weld County District Attorney Michael Rourke announced Monday.
Replaced with co-ed fair ambassadors
Participants and attendees at the 2016 Moffat County Fair may have noticed something different when it came time for the ribbons to be handed out: the Moffat County Fair queens had disappeared.
Trapper Mine welcomed a new president and general manager to its team this week, and is saying goodbye to its current leader, Jim Mattern, who is retiring May 1 after nearly 34 years at Trapper.
One woman taken to hospital
A car collided with a power pole along Colorado Highway 13 Friday morning, sending one person to the hospital and leaving multiple homes without power, according to Craig Fire/Rescue Battalion Chief Troy Hampton.
Local fire officials expecting average wildfire season despite dry spring weather
A controlled burn quickly grew out of control Wednesday in eastern Rio Blanco County, which singed 77 acres of private and National Forest land, according to a press release from the Rio Blanco County Sheriff’s Office.
April showers have been pretty sparse this year, but a 24-hour weather system will be moving through Northwest Colorado Thursday and Friday bringing rain and possibly even snow.
Highway 13 bridge to be complete before July 4
The bridges of Moffat County will continue to receive much-needed maintenance from the Colorado Department of Transportation this year and next. As crews wrap up repairs on the Colorado Highway 13 bridge south of Craig, CDOT engineers are already gearing up for another round of bridge work to start in 2018.
Craig voters turned out in force for the April 4 city election compared to local elections past, according to near-official numbers from Craig City Clerk Kathy Larson.
Craig is on the brink of a major chapter of growth and prosperity, according to projections from city, county and local business leaders at the State of the Community event Wednesday night.
Camp, Bohrer and Nichols win in council election — Ogden stays in with 4th highest vote
Results are in for the Craig city election 2017, including results for mayor, city council and the sales and use tax ballot measure.