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.

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Stockmen's Liquor takes top honors in Best of Moffat County

Lori and Lennie Gillam decided to buy Stockmen’s Liquor 14 years ago so they could spend more time together.

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Chuck Cobb wins big recognition from Moffat County

After only a year and a half in his first role as an elected official, Chuck Cobb received major recognition in the 2016 Best of Moffat County competition.

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Meet the cast of carvers for the 2016 Whittle the Wood

Whittle the Wood Rendezvous brings hundreds to Loudy-Simpson Park each year to engage in festivities. The annual extravaganza wouldn’t be possible without the whittlers, and this year 11 artists traveled to Craig to make masterpieces out of wood stumps.

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Galleria at the Park debuts at Whittle the Wood

Yampa Valley Artisans — the group that hosted Pop Up Galleries over the past couple years throughout Craig — has a new art show that will be on display at Whittle the Wood Rendezvous this week.

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Craig remembers fallen heroes on Memorial Day

Memorial Day is a time to honor America’s deceased veterans — those who died while in combat and those who served in a branch of the military, made it home succumbed to death outside of the armed forces.

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Unknown party dumps large amounts of trash in Yampa River

When Tim Boyle set out to work on Yampa Valley Golf Course Thursday morning, he noticed an alarming sight on the bank of the Yampa River — trash.

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Horse drive in Moffat County kicks up fun for all

The Great American Horse Drive make its way through Maybell on Sunday, entertaining hundreds of spectators as nearly 500 horses were driven from one ranch in Moffat County to another.

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Instructional coaches keep curriculum standards in line at Moffat County School District

The work that Moffat County’s six instructional coaches do on a daily basis can be equated to this: Coaching teachers equals better learning for students.

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Bear River Young Life serves up food, fun, entertainment

Young Life celebrated a major milestone at its yearly banquet Sunday. The organization has been helping Northwest Colorado youth in Craig for two decades.

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Pick a Dish relishes in good food, fun, entertainment

Annual event provides confidence boost for Horizons members

Pick a Dish has become a favorite of Moffat County locals, where they buy tickets to sample food made by various local restaurants who team up with Horizons’ clients, giving them an opportunity to cook alongside local chefs.

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Jim Ferree, left, was presented a plaque of appreciation from Craig City Council Tuesday night. Ferree stands with Craig Mayor Ray Beck. After 18 years with the city, Ferree’s last day is on July 1. City Finance Director Bruce Nelson will serve as the interim city manager while city council searches for a permanent replacement.

Jim Meineke, left, shakes the hand of Ashly Shipman Tuesday at Craig City Hall. Shipman was appointed to Craig's Planning and Zoning Commission by city council. She's taking Meineke's place after he served on the planning and zoning commission for 42 years. Shipman is also a member of Yampa Valley Young Professionals.

Craig Mayor Ray Beck, right, gives Jim Meineke, left, a plaque from Craig City Council for his 42 years of service on Craig's Planning and Zoning Commission.

Moffat County Assessor Chuck Cobb won Best Elected Official in Best of Moffat County.

Husband and wife Brett and Stephanie Etzler own and operate Carelli's. The popular Italian eatery and taphouse took several first-place awards in the 2016 Best of Moffat County, including Best Dinner Restaurant, Best Lunch Spot, Best Italian, Best Pizza and Best Sandwich for the DC sub. The couple recently opened a new restaurant called Mulligan's at Yampa Valley Golf Course. Look inside today's paper for the full results of the Craig Daily Press's 2016 Best of Moffat County.

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