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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Craig food bank finds new home — no longer at risk of closing

Cheerleading group and local church also find new places

Volunteers and those who receive food from the Interfaith Food Bank were biting their nails last month, fearful that the nonprofit would close if it didn’t find a new home by May 1.

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Broker of Kmart building in Craig working to fill space

Kmart in Craig closed its doors in December, and the broker of the property is actively looking to fill the vacant space.

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Food bank in Craig at risk of closing if new home isn't found

If the local food bank doesn’t find a place to relocate by May 1, it will close its doors and return its funding to Moffat County United Way, leaving hundreds of Moffat County families without an emergency food source.

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Craig Taekwondo kids kick around success after Denver trip

Four talented Taekwondo kids made a trek to Denver recently to compete in what is deemed the Super Bowl of the sport.

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Senior group in Craig grows beyond its current space

In three short years, the Senior Social Center has grown to more than 300 members. The growth has spurted the group to seek a larger facility than it currently has at the Bell Tower, so when the American Legion vacated the Shadow Mountain Clubhouse last year, the seniors saw an opportunity and started dreaming big.

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Woman and dog extricated from rollover accident in Moffat County

A woman and her small dog were involved in a rollover crash late Thursday morning.

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First responders attend to rollover accident on south Highway 13 in Moffat County

First responders worked to extract occupants of a minivan on south Colorado Highway 13 near the old Empire mine in Moffat County late Thursday morning.

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Brandi Meek, of Craig, continues to make headlines

Brandi Meek, 33, continues to climb the political ladder in Colorado. The Craig Daily Press caught up with her about her latest accomplishments.

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Safeway remains an eyesore in Craig — YVMC owns the building and parking lot

Craig officials concerned with lack of parking lot maintenance

When Safeway closed its doors in October 2013, the city, its residents and local economic development officials hoped the building would turn into something more than another vacant eyesore.

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New petition spices up Craig's mayoral election

The mayoral race is heating up in Craig. Joe Bird submitted his petition to run for mayor, putting him up against fellow city council member John Ponikvar who announced his bid for mayor in December.

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Interfaith Food Bank volunteers expressed gratitude when they were able to relocate to a new space for a nominal monthly fee. Top row: Benny Otero, left, Karen Bunk, Jan Rinker and Rocky Thompson. Bottom row: Virginia Elliott, left, Jeannie Glimidakis and Bonnie Hampton.

Craig Police Department Officer Grant Laehr, left, Moffat County Sheriff's Deputy Ryan Hampton, center, and Craig Police Department Officer Jessey Kennell, right, were given the Life Saving Award on Tuesday night at Craig City Council. The awards read, "On Feb. 12, 2017, at approximately 3:41 p.m., you and other officers responded to a repot of an elderly female who was unconscious and not breathing. After assessing the victim, (Laehr, Hampton and Kennell) gave CPR and applied an AED to the victim. Your collective actions resulted in saving the life of this individual. Your efforts demonstrated teamwork, critical thinking, commitment and professionalism.

Craig Police Department Sergeant Corey Wagner, left, and Officer Will Roland, right, were given the Life Saving Award at city council Tuesday night. Their awards read, "On Dec. 4, 2016 at 8:45 p.m., (Corey Wagner and Will Roland) were dispatched to a call involving a cardia patient that had collapsed on the floor. After assessing the victim, you gave CPR to the victim, which the Emergency Medical Services crew credited with the successful resuscitation of the victim. Your collective actions resulted in saving the life of this individual. Your efforts demonstrated teamwork, critical thinking, commitment and professionalism."

Mayor John Ponikvar, center, gives City Finance Director Bruce Nelson, left, and City Clerk Kathy Larson awards for their service.

Craig City Councilman Derek Duran was voted in as assistant mayor Tuesday night.

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