Noelle Leavitt Riley

Managing Editor

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Noelle Leavitt Riley is the managing editor of the Craig Daily Press and the Saturday Morning Press. Her growth in media stems from learning how to handle certain situations under pressure as an editor, reporter, broadcaster and volunteer. She was a pioneer of multimedia in Colorado, helping The Denver Post create, launch and maintain daily podcast from 2005 through 2006. After her venture at the Post, Leavitt Riley became the news editor of four community newspapers west of Denver operated by Landmark Community Newspapers. In 2007, she took a reporting position at the Denver Business Journal, covering hospitality, tourism, retail and aviation.

She left the journal in December 2008, to freelance and run the Forget Me Not foundation — an organization that delivers flowers to seniors in nursing homes, letting them know they are not forgotten by society. She started at the Craig Daily Press in May of 2013 and looks forward to continuing her growth in journalism through this position.

Recent Stories

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Moffat County High School student dies in collision with semi truck

A 17-year-old Moffat County High School student was killed Friday afternoon after his pickup collided with a semi truck on U.S. Highway 40, according to police officials.

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Letters to Santa event brings Christmas cheer to Craig kids

Children lined up at the Craig Daily Press Wednesday evening to drink hot cocoa and sit on Santa’s lap, telling him precisely what they want for Christmas. Some desired several gifts, while others asked for just one.

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Craig eatery Double Barrel Steakhouse to close

One of Craig’s favorite restaurants will close its doors on Dec. 20. Double Barrel Steakhouse owners Ann Marie and Mark Roberts have enjoyed their time as restaurant owners, but they’ve decided to say goodbye to the dining business so they can spend more time with their 5-year-old son.

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Clean Power Plan carbon emission comments due Monday

Monday is the deadline to submit comments to the Environmental Protection Agency concerning the proposed Clean Energy Plan that aims to reduce carbon emissions from coal-fired power plants.

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Parade of Lights kicks off Christmas in Craig

Dozens of local businesses and non-profits lit up Yampa Avenue and Victory Way Saturday night for the annual Parade of Lights, which marks the beginning of the Christmas season in Craig.

Forget Me Not: Give thanks to your elderly loved ones

As Thanksgiving nears, I’m reminded how thankful I am for my wonderful grandparents. Although my two biological grandmothers and my amazing step-grandfather have passed, I still have my Grandpa Bob and my Step-Grandma Jan.

Cop impersonator pulls over vehicle on U.S. 40 Thursday night

A man impersonating a police officer pulled a car over Thursday night on U.S. Highway 40 near the border of Moffat and Routt counties, and local law enforcement agencies said it’s the second incident reported in the last three weeks.

Hunter dies in suspected carbon monoxide incident

Other weekend accidents send more to hospital

One man has died and two others were transported to The Memorial Hospital on Sunday because of suspected carbon monoxide exposure.

Forget Me Not: Bringing children and elderly together

Sunset Elementary School’s preschool students participated in a wonderful community service this week — they visited the elderly at Sandrock Ridge Care & Rehab on Wednesday and sang songs, bringing laughter and joy to Craig’s senior citizens.

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Hickenlooper wins race for Colorado governor against Beauprez

Recount still possible

In an extraordinarily tight gubernatorial race, it looks like Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper will hold onto his governorship for a second term, beating Republican Bob Beauprez by a tight margin.

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A pickup truck belonging to 17-year-old Torivio (Tory) Tovar sits on the side of U.S. Highway 40 Friday afternoon. Tovar died on the scene after colliding with a semi truck.

Debris from a semi truck sits on the side of U.S. Highway 40 Friday afternoon after it collided with a pickup truck, leaving the driver from the pickup dead and the semi driver injured.

A semi truck belonging to Herod Industries lays on the side 3 miles west of Craig in Moffat County on U.S. Highway 40 Friday afternoon after colliding with a pickup truck.

A two-vehicle accident involving a pickup and a semi truck 3 miles west of Craig on U.S. Highway 40 on Friday afternoon left one dead and one injured.

A semi truck from Herod Industries involved in an accident Friday afternoon sits on U.S. Highway 40 outside of Craig. The semi collided with a pickup truck, killing the pickup driver. The driver of the semi was transported to the hospital.

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