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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Wildland fire closes Highway 13 north of Craig Sunday

Former Mayor Terry Carwile's home was within hundreds of feet of flames

A wildland fire broke out Sunday afternoon north of Craig, putting former Mayor Terry Carwile’s house in the path of destruction.

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Cousins rely on faith, intuition to survive cold night in woods

Boys were found three miles southeast of original location

Imagine the panic a parent experiences when their child goes missing.

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Missing boys lost in Wilderness Ranch area were found and are 'OK'

The two young boys who went missing around 1 p.m. Sunday afternoon were found alive and well Monday evening by Moffat County Search and Rescue.

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Catch-a-Pig brings squeals and thrills to fairgrounds

Each year in Moffat County Fair's Catch-a-Pig contest, kids across Moffat County gather at the fairgrounds arena for their chance to catch a slippery, slimy, muddy pig that — if they’re lucky enough to pin down — they get to keep and take home.

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Sunset Meadows' honor superheroes in their 90s

Annual birthday celebration makes Craig's oldest seniors smile

Each year, Sunset Meadows honors residents who are in their 90s with its Nifty 90s birthday party. The goal is to bring family and friends together, showing the seniors that they’re loved and celebrated. Each year, Sunset Meadows honors residents who are in their 90s with its Nifty 90s birthday party. The goal is to bring family and friends together, showing the seniors that they’re loved and celebrated.

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Wildland fire ignites west of Craig late Wednesday afternoon

A wildland fire ignited near Moffat County Road 90 west of Craig late Wednesday afternoon.

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Pickup truck catches fire in Moffat County Wednesday afternoon

A pickup truck hauling a trailer caught fire on Moffat County Road 35 Wednesday afternoon.

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Bear River Young Life tournament hits new heights

The 9th Annual Bear River Young Life golf tournament had its most successful year yet.

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Balloon festival inflates entertainment in Craig

7th annual balloon festival offers extra activities, fun for patrons

Loudy-Simpson Park in Craig was bustling with activity over the weekend, bringing a plethora of fun to those who attended the 2016 Moffat County Balloon Festival.

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Cast 'N Blast brings kids closer to nature

Shooting sports, fishing and a barbecue offered through CPW

Shooting sports, fishing and catching frogs kept children busy Saturday at the Wyman Living History Museum. Nearly 70 kids gathered for Colorado Parks and Wildlife’s annual Cast ‘N Blast where CPW officers teach participants how to fish, shoot an arrow and be one with nature.

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Wild horse advocates will meet at the corrals in Sand Wash Basin at 9 a.m., Saturday to work on a project that will make the range safer for horses, during their third annual Sand Wash Advocate Team Rendezvous. The day will include an archeology presentation by Gary Collins and opportunities to view the wild horses. For more information email or visit the event page on Facebook.

The fire that started north of Craig late Sunday afternoon near Colorado Highway 13 burned roughly 35 acres and put two structures at risk.

Terry Carwile and his wife, Kathryn Deitz, look back at their home Sunday after they safely moved all their animals from the property. A wildland fire got a few hundred feet from their home north of Craig.

A wildland fire broke out late Sunday afternoon roughly 8 miles north of Craig along Colorado Highway 13 near former Mayor Terry Carwile's house.

Wilderness Ranch in Moffat County.

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