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.
Endless holiday parties, decadent foods and busy schedules can make the holidays into a health fiasco, but with a little bit of intention and a few good strategies, you can enjoy the season without throwing your health out the window.
Tuesday was full of the Thanksgiving spirit in Moffat County schools, as many of them marked the occasion with special activities to teach kids about the history of the holiday.
Samantha Pearce and Maya Nava may be young, but the two Moffat County natives are carrying on one of the region’s oldest traditions: creating handmade products with wool.
Ensuring the safety and well-being of children and families in Craig is the main objective of the Child Welfare arm of Moffat County Department of Social Services, however years of strained relationships with partner agencies and the community have troubled the department.
Both Moffat County School District and its employees will be footing much higher health insurance bills in 2016 than in 2015. How that burden will be shared between employer and employee was the topic of much discussion at Thursday’s Board of Education meeting and work session.
Moffat County’s colorful past is rivaled perhaps only by its colorful present, captured and depicted in diverse styles by local artists featured in the Museum of Northwest Colorado’s Best of Moffat Country in Art and Photography show set to open Thursday.
The Colorado Northwestern Community College Board of Control began its monthly meeting Monday by swearing in newly elected board members Terry Carwile and incumbents Mike Anson and Zack Allen.
On Tuesday morning, 97-year-old Bob Nicodemus could be found at the top of a ladder on his front driveway, extracting leaves from a leaky gutter.
Test results for the two teens who presented with possible meningitis symptoms this weekend have shown no indication of bacterial meningitis, according to TMH Chief of Marketing and Business Development Jennifer Riley.
No confirmed cases of meningitis have been reported in Moffat County as of Monday afternoon, according to Director of Public Health Charity Neal with Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association.