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

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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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Bear River Young Life celebrates 20 years

At 5:30 p.m. on Sunday at the Moffat County Fairgrounds Pavilion, Bear River Young Life will celebrate such accomplishments by offering the community a free hot dog buffet with desserts. The youth organized the event and attendees will be able to make various types of hot dogs, including “Chicago-style” coneys.

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Clarion owners promote locals to upper management positions

Shannon Moore will lead hotel as director of sales, assistant general manager

The Clarion Inn & Suites is taking the term “local” to a whole new level by promoting several employees who live in Craig to prominent management positions.

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State Farm has new lead agent

State Farm in Craig has a new leader who replaced the community’s beloved Bob Johnson.

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Travel expenses under budget for Craig, Moffat County officials

Majority of elected officials spend little or nothing in travel expenditures

Local elected officials are tasked with doing work inside and outside Moffat County, and they’re allocated an expense budget to accommodate travel. After analyzing the last two years of travel expenses, both the city and county have come in under budget in 2014 and 2015. The expenses also revealed the big spenders within Craig City Council and Moffat County Commission.

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Craig Rotary launches scholarship to honor the late Bob Johnson

Craig Rotary set up a $1,000 annual scholarship to help children get on the slopes.

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Craig's veterans prepare to lead the Grand Olde West Days parade on Saturday.

Moffat County High School's band helps lead the parade down Yampa Avenue.

Chad Prather, a rising social media star, was the grand marshal at the Grand Olde West Days Parade. According to Prather's website, " Through his social media humor videos, he is considered to be one of America’s fastest growing public personalities."

Sombrero Ranches participated in the parade this year.

Craig's "old-timers" participate in the Grand Olde West Days Parade. The group meets for coffee each morning at the Cool Water Grille. Their float was a mockery of their coffee gatherings.

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