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.
Loss and grief are things that every person experiences at some time in their life. For parents who lose a baby, be it born or unborn, that experience of loss can be especially painful and misunderstood. October is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month.
Moffat County schools weighed in with some above-average as well as some below-average scores on the new statewide science and social studies assessments.
With an aging bus fleet, a shortage of drivers, an unbelievably tight budget and barely enough buses to get students where they need to go, it’s a miracle that Moffat County School District’s Transportation Department functions as well as it does.
Though Moffat County School District may have its battles to fight as it works to raise the bar for its students, Moffat County parents can rest assured that the people teaching their children are some of the best around.
Halloween can feel more like a trick than a treat to kids with allergies. The Teal Pumpkin Project is working to change that.
Teacher awards, cross-country recognition and a letter from a concerned community member were only a few of the highlights of Thursday night’s Moffat County School District board meeting.
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.
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.
Northwest Colorado is home to coal, oil, natural gas, and now, a solar garden. But what about wind power?