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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Friends of Moffat County Education: Funding learning opportunities

Friends of Moffat County Education has an extremely important role in Craig’s educational community. It’s a nonprofit that obtains funds through grants, business donations and Moffat County United Way and turns around and puts that money back into the community’s hands.

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GOAL Academy offers online platform learning

When talking about education in Moffat County, it’s important to know that Moffat County School District is not the only educational institution available to students. GOAL Academy launched in Craig three years ago, offering high school students an alternative way to learn outside of the traditional classroom.

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Sen. Cory Gardner proposes six year delay to fed's greater sage grouse oversight

U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner, R-Colo., made a huge move Wednesday, proposing a bill that aims at keeping the federal government out the greater sage grouse decisions for the next six years.

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Horizons Pick a Dish serves up success in Craig

Acceptance, love, food and fun were the main ingredients of the Pick a Dish event sponsored by Horizons Specialized Services Thursday night in Craig. The organization brought local restaurant chefs and Horizons’ clients together to cook food for community members in an effort to raise money for the nonprofit.

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WWII memorial planned for Craig's fallen heroes

World War II is widely known as one of the largest and most deadly wars in history, and Moffat County officials want to honor Craig’s local veterans by building a WWII memorial.

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State of the County highlights Moffat County's strengths

All of the big wigs in Northwest Colorado turned out for the ninth annual State of the County held Wednesday night, where a large number of speakers highlighted the energy industry and how it affects the local economy in Moffat County.

Moffat County to gain assistance from national organization on economic development

Moffat County is one of seven counties in the United States that was chosen to participate in an Innovation Challenge Workshop to help diversify coal-reliant counties.

Moffat County Commissioners honor Corrie Ponikvar

The Moffat County Commissioners convened for their regular Tuesday morning meeting, but it was no ordinary gathering — they had a scheme up their sleeves.

State of the County takes place Wednesday in Craig

The Ninth Annual State of the County will kick off Wednesday night with a handful of speakers who will highlight the ebbs and flows in Moffat County and the city of Craig.

Brandi Meek to represent Northwest Colorado GOP on a state level

Brandi Meek’s political career is gaining momentum within the Republican Party. The 31-year-old was elected secretary of Colorado’s GOP by the Republican Central Committee on March 14 in Castle Rock, boosting her into a new role that she hopes carry her far in politics.

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An aerial view of Craig Station shows the magnitude of the coal-fired power plant. The facility is currently going through its spring outage on Unit 3, which is the left stack. This photo was taken in 2013.

The Friends of Moffat County Education Board meets once a month to discuss business and also to hear from those who seek funding.

FFA students Riley Allen, 15, and Ary Shaffer, 17, participate in welding at Moffat County High School.

GOAL Academy is located inside Centennial Mall in Craig.

Siblings Johnathan Cruz, 15, and Alexandria Cruz, 17, study together at GOAL Academy. Both students will graduate high school their junior year.

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