Noelle Leavitt Riley


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Noelle Leavitt Riley is the 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

Forget Me Not: Being thankful for parents and grandparents

As an adult, it’s more prevalent than ever how much love and support I’ve depended on over the years from my parents and grandparents. I certainly didn’t recognize all their gifts and love as a teenager or a young adult, but now — more than ever — I see how their presence in my life shaped me into the woman I am today.

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Bridges Out of Poverty brings cheer to graduates

United Way's Community Impact Program continues to shine

Sixteen happy people were honored Thursday night for participating in a program aimed at making their lives better.

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New Moffat County School Board members sworn in Friday

Camilletti becomes school board president

The newest members of the Moffat County School District Board of Education were sworn into office Friday morning at the school administration building, and they wasted no time getting started.

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3 possible cases of meningitis visit TMH

Meningitis cases have not been confirmed via testing yet

Three potential cases of meningitis visited The Memorial Hospital during the weekend, and two of the three were transported to Children’s Hospital in Denver, according to TMH officials.

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Forget Me Not: Be polite to elderly drivers

Have you ever been driving along the road and all of a sudden, you get stuck behind someone that is going roughly 10 miles slower than the speed limit and you honk, yell profanities and get annoyed because they can’t seem to speed things up?

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Early detection saves Betty Barnes' life

Betty Barnes credits her successful battle with breast cancer to early detection, and she has one very important message for women: “It’s so important to have those check ups. It’s not comfortable, it’s not pleasant, but it may save your life,” she said.

Forget Me Not: Loving and caring for our elderly population is vital

Loneliness is a terrible thing to experience, especially if you’ve been married, raised children and have grandchildren who never visit. Our elderly population in the United States is marred by stories of neglect, leaving the loved ones that gave us life in the dust.

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Forget Me Not: Wellness Wednesdays continue to make Craig's elders smile

Wellness Wednesdays had an important event this week honoring Moffat County’s senior citizens. Organizers gave out dozens of awards to those who participate and volunteer with the program, making elders feel special for their contributions.

Forget Me Not: An open call to visit elderly loved ones

Sunset Meadows I and II wrote an important letter to the editor that appeared in Friday’s Craig Daily Press.

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Moffat County United Way brings laughs, fun to Thursday event

Moffat County and the city of Craig participated in healthy competition at a United Way barbecue Thursday, where city and county employees teamed up against each other to race tricycles to the finish line. It was the first big event leading up to Moffat County United Way’s 2015 campaign to raise funds for local nonprofits, which officially starts Sept. 14.

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Iva Decker, 73, and her husband Charlie Decker, 78, won the Craig Daily Press' scavenger hunt. The newspaper printed clues throughout the paper for a couple of weeks, and the Deckers followed the hunt. The couple won $400 in chamber spree bucks.

Kandee Dildine, left, Karen Brown and Aspen Matthews helped decorate Alice Pleasant Park Sunday afternoon in anticipation for Downtown Business Association's Second Annual Down Home Christmas Celebration.The celebrations is 4 to 7 p.m. Dec. 5 in Alice Pleasant Park, offering patrons tasty cookies, hot chocolate, sleigh and carriage rides, live musical performances, roasting chestnuts on an open fire, and much more.Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus will also be on hand to speak with children. For more information, contact Karen Brown at the Community Budget Center at 970-824-7898. The event it free.

Moffat County High School students cook a tasty Thanksgiving meal for Sunset Meadows residents Thursday.

Bridges out of Poverty celebrated its "Pristine Sixteen" who graduated from the program on Thursday night at the Center of Craig.

Teachers and students at Craig Middle School participate in a friendly game of dodge ball Wednesday afternoon. The game was a way to build spirit for the upcoming CMS canned food drive. "CMS students are collecting can foods for the annual food drive. This years goal is 15,000 cans of food for the local food bank in Craig. Students can bring canned food to their fifth hour focus class through Thanksgiving," states the CMS website.

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