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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Noelle Leavitt Riley: Letters to the editor policy changes

Publisher Renee Campbell and I recently reviewed our Letters to the Editor Policy, and we decided to make some small changes that are sure to benefit our readers’ ability to be heard.

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Craig retail pot measures gain traction — do they overshadow sales/use tax?

Craig City Council gave the green light Tuesday night for a sales/use tax question to appear on April’s ballot, and they also dissected concerns about recreational marijuana being sold within city limits.

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Moffat County Locals: New MCTA director hopes to row in tourism

River rafting runs through Tom Kleinschnitz’s blood. The first rafting trip he went on was along the Yampa River in Moffat County in 1971 at the wee age of 14.

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Noelle Leavitt Riley: Locals are lifeline to our community

Locals is more than a special section. It’s a window into the heart of this community and into the lives of its many unsung heroes.

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Moffat County Locals: Paul Bush overcomes addiction, wants to help others

If you see Paul Bush walking down the street, take a moment to congratulate him for being almost two years sober.

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Moffat County Locals: Teri Mansfield loves her community

Teri Mansfield always has loved the western flair of Northwest Colorado.

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John Ponikvar announces bid for mayor of Craig

John Ponikvar’s voice was full of enthusiasm Sunday when he announced his bid to be the next mayor of Craig.

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Family doing well after fire destroys home

If there’s one word that describes how the Neals feel after their home was destroyed by a fire last week, it's grateful.

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Unit 1’s transition manager meets with Craig officials

Meet Rick Thomson — the man who will help Craig prepare for Unit 1’s closure in the next nine years.

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Fire destroys Craig couple's home

A fire completely destroyed a home in Craig Friday afternoon. The house located at 1446 E. 11th St. in Craig belonged to Greg and Charity Neal.

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A small truck caught fire at a home near City Park late Wednesday morning. Craig Fire/Rescue arrived on the scene and quickly extinguished the flames.

Craig City Council listens to constituents talk about recreational marijuana concerns Tuesday night.

The parishioners of St. John’s Orthodox Church hosted a New Year's Eve party Saturday night.

A New Year's Eve bash, featuring desserts such as baklava and baklava ice cream, took place at Moffat County Fairgrounds Pavilion on Saturday.

Jeanne Maneotis, left, and Robin Knoche kick off the new year at St. John’s Orthodox Church's New Year's Eve bash at Moffat County Fairgrounds Pavilion on Saturday. The semi-formal dinner party featured Greek dance lessons, a photo booth and a karaoke competition. Traditional Greek dishes were also served.

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