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.
Moffat County’s down-and-out animals are in much better stead these days than they were in decades past, thanks in part to the efforts of the Humane Society of Moffat County.
From substance abuse to child psychiatry to mental health crises, the small but mighty team at Mind Springs Health in Craig never runs out of difficult problems to tackle, but the staff of eight seems tireless in their efforts to address the evolving mental health needs of the community they serve.
Neatly situated in its new location on top of the hill, The Memorial Hospital boasts state-of-the-art equipment and a nearly brand new building. For that, it can thank The Memorial Hospital Foundation.
Board seeks waiver from PARCC assessments
For the average person, the term “pupil count” sounds pretty straightforward: count the number of kids in the classroom, and you have your pupil count. But when it comes to funding Colorado’s public schools, not so.
Six-year-old Ashlynd Hippely may be young, but her artistic efforts apparently captured the hearts of many Craig residents at the Cherish the Little Things art show Feb. 12 to 14.
Open enrollment for 2015 health insurance closed on Sunday after an enrollment period fraught with technical glitches.Nonetheless, numbers released Thursday showed an uptick in enrollment for both Moffat and Routt counties this year over last.
Pastor Linda Taylor looks blindness in the eye
Laughter pealed through the pews of Maybell Bible Church on a Sunday morning in early February, as it does most Sunday mornings starting at 10 a.m.
At its regular monthly meeting, the Colorado Northwestern Community College Board of Control approved a motion to formally seek bids for the repair of the Trapper Fitness building roof and discussed the college's new fossil repository status and paleontology program.
Everyone needs a little boost now and then, but some health experts have raised concerns about the possible dangers of energy drinks.
More than 200 people showed up to the Moffat County High School auditorium Thursday night to weigh in on how to address Moffat County School District’s impending budget deficits.