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.

Recent Stories

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Megan Jones and Capo Salon bring color, style to Moffat County

Megan Jones won best hair stylist and her salon won best hair salon in Moffat County.

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Stacks Smokehouse closes doors, owner blames economic climate surrounding coal mine

After less than six months of being in business, the owner of Stacks Smokehouse closed the doors to his restaurant due to Craig’s economic uncertainty in light of what’s happening at Colowyo Coal Mine.

Sage grouse series to answer concerns, questions

For five years, a massive conservation effort across 11 states has been under way to protect the greater sage grouse in hopes that this September, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service would find the bird “not warranted” for listing under the Endangered Species Act.

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454 businesses drop support for WildEarth Guardians after New Belgium debacle in Craig

More than 450 businesses requested that their names be removed from the WildEarth Guardians’ website after Craig businesses boycotted New Belgium Brewing Company for being listed as a supporter of the environmental group.

From the editor: Honoring Mary Jo Brown

Mary Jo Brown stopped writing for the Craig Daily Press a few weeks ago due to health conditions, leaving a large hole in the newspaper each Monday.

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Country School Reunion takes place Saturday in Craig

Country school teachers and students unite

Saturday is a big day for those who attended and taught at rural country schools in Northwest Colorado. A large Country School Reunion will bring generations of students and teachers together at Moffat County Fairgrounds who haven’t seen each other in a long time. The reunion starts at 11 a.m.

Janele Husband wins national award for her photography

Craig’s well-known photographer extraordinaire Janele Husband was honored with two awards at the National Photography Show in Louisville for her photo titled “Mystery Dancers.”

New Belgium Brewery visits Craig to listen to business owners

Six New Belgium Brewery representatives visited Craig this week after several local business owners pulled the company’s beer for supporting WildEarth Guardians, the environmental group that litigated against Colowyo Coal Mine and Trapper Mining, Inc.

Peabody Energy announces employee cuts

Effects on Twentymile aren't clear

Peabody Energy, owner of Twentymile Mine, announced Wednesday that it plans to save roughly $40 to $45 million a year by cutting 250 salaried positions within the company “to create a leaner organization with lower costs.”

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Yampa Valley Medical Center to purchase old Safeway building in Craig

Yampa Valley Medical Center is currently under contract to purchase a 49,500 square foot building in Craig that used to house the Safeway grocery store.

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Stacey Mathers won First Place for best local music soloist in the 2015 Best of Moffat County.

The Moffat County community voted the Boys & Girls Club the best club/service organization in the area.

Jenna Wright was voted the best server in Moffat County for her excellent customer service at the Mudd Shack coffee shop in Craig.

Twelve whittlers will take their spot at Whittle the Wood 2015 today, carving masterpieces that will be judged on Saturday. Carving starts at 9 a.m. and ends at dusk each day.

Former teachers and students meet at the Wyman Living History Museum on May 29 to plan the Country School Reunion, where dozens of generations will come together to celebrate rural schools of the past.

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