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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Community barbecue grills up 4th of July fun

After the Fourth of July Parade, the local Veterans of Foreign Wars hosted a community barbecue at Veterans Park, where nearly a hundred Craig residents flocked for free hamburgers and hot dogs.

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4th of July in Craig brings pride, merriment

Fourth of July brought pride, respect and merriment to the Craig community as they participated in the parade and fireworks on the nation’s birthday.

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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.

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VFW State Commander Peter Buchanan grills up hotdogs and hamburgers for the Craig community on Fourth of July.

Craig Fire/Rescue hosted the 2015 Fourth of July fireworks show in Craig.

Fireworks light the night sky in Craig on Fourth of July.

Explosions of fireworks light the Fourth of July sky Saturday night.

A ring of red sparkles around a white stream of explosive white at the 2015 Fourth of July fireworks display in Craig.

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