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.
Construction for repairs to the Browns Park Swinging Bridge could begin as soon as this fall, and Moffat County may be off the hook for funding the project.
A new statewide business recruitment program got a jump start Tuesday with unanimous approval from both Moffat County Commissioners and Craig City Council to designate both the city and county as a Rural Jump-Start Zone.
A law that jeopardized the future of Northwest Colorado coal mines was repealed by Congress and signed by President Donald Trump this month, an early step towards fulfilling his promise to protect coal jobs.
Following two incidents in the past week involving youth and guns, the Craig Police Department is urging parents to teach their kids about gun safety.
“To serve and protect” is the classic motto of law enforcement, but despite the undeniable service officers perform for Moffat County citizens, some still find them intimidating.
A call comes in the middle of the night that a child needs a place to sleep for the night. Or maybe the child needs a place to sleep for a year.
The Memorial Hospital will reap approximately $1.2 million in annual savings after it closes on a $37.6 million loan refinance with the United States Department of Agriculture this month.
There’s been a new face in the room on Craig’s local meeting circuit these past six weeks. Often dressed in sport coat and tie with a six-foot-two stature, he’s hard to miss.
The imperative for economic development efforts in Moffat County is mounting as county and school district officials figure out how to stomach the latest shortfall in energy industry tax revenues. And though 2017 may be a tough budget year for tax-funded entities, it’s local property owners that will ultimately make up the difference in funds.
Though new construction is slow, local builders and contractors — whether within the City of Craig or in Moffat County — now share one building department to report to for permits and inspections.