Noelle Leavitt Riley

Managing Editor

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Noelle Leavitt Riley is the managing 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

From the editor: The art of giving back

Hope, giving, caring and camaraderie are a few of the words that come to mind when thinking about nonprofits in our community.

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Youth United Way: Learning how to be adults, allocate money

Moffat County Youth United Way teaches students how to run a board and allocate money to non-profits in the community.

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Moffat County United Way holds lifeline for local nonprofits

Moffat County United Way is the thread to funding, support and communication for our local nonprofits.

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Interfaith Food Bank feeds the hungry

Have you ever been so down and out that you can’t afford food? It’s an unfortunate reality for many, which is why the Interfaith Food Bank exists — to help put food in the bellies of those who can’t pay for groceries.

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Craig’s sweetheart couple stays strong during trying times

Love is expressed in many ways, but perhaps the most powerful way to show someone you love them is to stand by their side during rough times. That’s exactly what Ed Coverston has done for his lovely wife Corky, who is fighting triple negative breast cancer.

IRS tax scam hits Craig

Craig Police Department is warning residents to screen their calls due to an IRS tax scam where bogus tax agents are trying swindle money out of folks by claiming they owe back taxes.

Moffat County says goodbye to elected officials, welcomes new

Next week, Moffat County will say hello to a new county assessor, treasurer, commissioner and sheriff. But first, the community has to say goodbye to Robert Razzano, Elaine Sullivan, Tim Jantz and Tom Mathers.

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Tina Williams: Protecting our furry friends

You’d be hard-pressed to stop by Tina Williams' house and not see foster animals running around. For the last 8 years, she’s fostered cats, kittens, dogs and puppies in need of warmth, love and food. She also volunteers at the Moffat County Humane Society, helping with a variety of duties.

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Craig’s senior citizens gain momentum

The senior citizens in Craig are a dedicated group of highly intelligent and compassionate people.

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Moffat County High School student dies in collision with semi truck

A 17-year-old Moffat County High School student was killed Friday afternoon after his pickup collided with a semi truck on U.S. Highway 40, according to police officials.

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The Boys & Girls Club of Craig is a nonprofit under the national Boys & Girls Club organization. The association "provides a safe, positive place for the kids in our communities. Our clubs have full-time, part-time, and junior staff professionals, who mentor and teach the youth we serve. At the clubs, members are involved in educational and fun youth-development programs that give each child a sense of competence, power to influence decisions, usefulness and belonging–all qualities which will help them make the most of their lives and become the leaders of today and tomorrow." The Boys & Girls Club is funded by grants, donations and from United Way allocations.

Fanziska Stoddard, left, stands with Jeannie Glimidakis and Barbara Baker at the Interfaith Food Bank based at the American Legion. The food bank acts as an emergency source of food supply for those who are down and out.

Corrie Ponikvar, left, is excited to pass the torch as executive director of Moffat County United Way to Amanda Arnold, who has worked as the community impact coordinator for Bridges Out of Poverty. The two have much respect for each other, and they work extremely well as a team. Arnold is excited to build on all the wonderful things that Ponikvar has done for United Way.

Youth United Way and Key Club members work hard to contribute to the community. The group has its own interview and allocation process, teaching teens how to be young business professionals through nonprofit work.

Corky and Ed Coverston hold a picture of themselves that was taken at St. Michael's Catholic Church. After they returned home from the photo shoot, Corky, who is fighting breast cancer, took a shower and her hair began to fall out. To show his wife support, Ed shaved his head.

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