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.
The deadline was Friday for prospective Moffat County School District Board of Education candidates to submit their materials, with a total of eight candidates putting in their bids for four open seats.
The numbers are in: Implementation of the Affordable Care Act has dramatically reduced uninsured rates in Colorado since pre-ACA levels in 2013, including in Northwest Colorado.
Whether you’re a student, a parent or have nothing to do with schools at all, it’s hard not to feel the palpable changes that come in late summer: the changing light of the turning season, a cool crispness in the air, and the buzz of back-to-school preparations.
Whether you’re a young football player with a busted shoulder or an aging rancher with a bad hip, The Memorial Hospital’s new orthopaedic surgeon, Kevin Borchard, M.D., has your back.
Moffat County School District’s Board of Education convened for its regularly monthly meeting Thursday evening, record-breaking for its brevity.
As hunting season approaches, elk makes for a versatile and lean meat option that can be made into a wide variety of healthy meals. The following recipe for elk fajitas is quick, easy and makes delicious leftovers to keep the family fed through the week. Try mixing extra spice rub and keeping it on hand for the next batch — you'll definitely want to make these again.
Parents and students in Moffat County will see their educational options continue to grow this year with the start of the new Moffat County School District Shared School program.
With high teacher turnover and large numbers of students leaving the school district each year, some parents and teachers are asking why Moffat County School District does not do formal exit interviews with departing teachers and students.
The proposed Bureau of Land Management greater sage grouse plan — which will affect about 1,167,000 acres of federal surface land in Moffat County and 31,700 acres in Routt County — is nearing completion, and Moffat County Commissioners are hoping the final recorded plan will reflect some of the changes they requested.
August’s statewide “Colorado Proud” campaign is challenging residents to purchase and eat more foods produced within Colorado.