Noelle Leavitt Riley

Managing Editor

Email: nriley@craigdailypress.com Call: 970-875-1790

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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.

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Elkhead Reservoir's future uncertain as non-native fish populate Northwest Colorado

Colorado Parks and Wildlife is looking at different ways to manage four endangered fish along the Yampa River, and Elkhead Reservoir is the focus of a discussion in which officials are looking at removing non-native fish and draining the 900-acre body of water located in Moffat County.

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Moffat County commissioners Aug. 26 meeting recap: Elkhead Reservoir fish could be poisoned

A recap of the Moffat County Commissioner meeting that took place on Tuesday.

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Grant Mortuary changes hands

Perhaps the most important role of a mortuary is to be compassionate, caring and understanding to the families that have lost loved ones. That’s exactly what Owen Grant has done for the Craig community for the last 34 years as owner of Grant Mortuary. After being a humble servant to thousands of local residents, the time has come for Grant to retire from his full-time duties.

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Happiness abounds at Senior Social Center event in Craig

Smiles, good conversation, warm coffee and a sense of friendship lit up the American Legion Tuesday morning, where nearly 50 senior citizens gathered to enjoy each other’s company.

Democratic state treasurer candidate Betsy Markey stops in Craig

Colorado treasurer candidate Betsy Markey visited Craig on Friday for a campaign stop.

Fundraiser for shelter animals to take place Saturday in Craig

If you’re looking to give back to homeless animals in the community, this Saturday lends that opportunity to Craig residents.

Craig City Council Aug. 12 meeting recap: Chickens within city limits discussed

Craig City Council met Tuesday to discuss city business and other topics.

Moffat County Commissioner Aug. 12 meeting recap

Action and discussion items covered at the Moffat County Commissioner meeting on Aug. 12.

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Wyoming police conclude Moffat County football team hazing investigation

County attorney reviewing information, has yet to become public

On Aug. 8, the Evanston (Wyoming) Police Department concluded its investigation into the alleged Moffat County football hazing incident that took place in Evanston from June 18 to 20. Uinta County Prosecuting Attorney E. Dean Stout now will review the evidence and make recommendations about how to deal with any criminal activity that might have taken place at the football camp.

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Cory Gardner visits Craig, vying for votes in 2014 election

U.S. Rep. Cory Gardner, R-Colo., was in Craig on Friday, touring Craig Station and visiting patrons at the 2014 Moffat County Fair to win the hearts of Northwest Colorado residents for the upcoming election in November.

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This aerial shot of Elkhead Reservoir was taken last summer. The reservoir holds 900 acres of water and provide a plethora of recreation options for Northwest Colorado.

Norm Fedde, left, and Burt Clements show off the fish they caught Thursday at Elkhead Reservoir. Fedde holds a small-mouth bass, and Clements holds a blue gill, a large-mouth bass and a northern pike. The small-mouth bass and northern pike pose a threat to four endangered fish along the Yampa River.

Burt Clements, left, drives his boat on Elkhead Reservoir, where he and his longtime buddy Norm Fedde fish every day.

Norm Fedde holds up a small-mouth bass that he caught Thursday at Elkhead Reservoir. He and his buddy Burt Clements fish daily as a part of their retirement plan. Both men oppose Colorado Parks and Wildlife's proposal to drain and poison fish in the reservoir. They'd rather a screen be placed over the dam's spillway to keep non-native fish out of the Yampa River.

Officials are looking at putting a screen on the spillway at Elkhead Reservoir to prevent the northern pike and small-mouth bass from escaping into the Yampa River and killing the native fish.

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