Noelle Leavitt Riley

Managing Editor

Email: Call: 970-875-1790

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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

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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Letters to Santa event brings Christmas cheer to Craig kids

Children lined up at the Craig Daily Press Wednesday evening to drink hot cocoa and sit on Santa’s lap, telling him precisely what they want for Christmas. Some desired several gifts, while others asked for just one.

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Craig eatery Double Barrel Steakhouse to close

One of Craig’s favorite restaurants will close its doors on Dec. 20. Double Barrel Steakhouse owners Ann Marie and Mark Roberts have enjoyed their time as restaurant owners, but they’ve decided to say goodbye to the dining business so they can spend more time with their 5-year-old son.

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Clean Power Plan carbon emission comments due Monday

Monday is the deadline to submit comments to the Environmental Protection Agency concerning the proposed Clean Energy Plan that aims to reduce carbon emissions from coal-fired power plants.

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Parade of Lights kicks off Christmas in Craig

Dozens of local businesses and non-profits lit up Yampa Avenue and Victory Way Saturday night for the annual Parade of Lights, which marks the beginning of the Christmas season in Craig.

Forget Me Not: Give thanks to your elderly loved ones

As Thanksgiving nears, I’m reminded how thankful I am for my wonderful grandparents. Although my two biological grandmothers and my amazing step-grandfather have passed, I still have my Grandpa Bob and my Step-Grandma Jan.

Cop impersonator pulls over vehicle on U.S. 40 Thursday night

A man impersonating a police officer pulled a car over Thursday night on U.S. Highway 40 near the border of Moffat and Routt counties, and local law enforcement agencies said it’s the second incident reported in the last three weeks.

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Craig Boy Scouts troops 192 and 188 stopped by the Craig Daily Press on Thursday to earn their Communicator badge. Noah Mortenson, left, stands with Kadin Hume, Kuyler Balleck, Darby Byrnes and their troop leader Kim Patterson. The kiddos learned how a newspaper operates.

The Downtown Business Association collected 437 entries for its Locals Love You More contest that ran from Oct. 1 through Dec. 31. The DBA's contest encouraged residents to spend their money in Craig. For every $250 spent, participants turned in their receipts to be included in the drawing. On Thursday, Craig Moffat Economic Development Partnership Executive Director Audrey Danner, left, DBA President Karen Brown and DBA member Steve Fulton drew prizes for participants. The calculated amount from the entries shows that residents spent more than $109,250 during the contest period.

A bald eagle takes flight north of Craig on Tuesday.

Moffat County's Fortification Rocks bath in the afternoon sun Tuesday. The rocks are located roughly 20 miles north on U.S. Highway 13.

Tina Williams works at The Community Budget Center in Craig. She also takes care of animals in need.

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