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 officials respond to Friday's meeting with Sally Jewell

Moffat, Rio Blanco and Routt county officials are fighting hard for the Northwest Colorado communities in light of the Colowyo situation.

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Adventures of two men on the Yampa River in 1941

Nearly 74 years ago, two Moffat County residents set off on a seven-day fishing and floating adventure down the Yampa River on a boat made of canvas.

Catch-a-Pig contest offers muddy fun for Moffat County youth

Running around Moffat County Fairgrounds, chasing greased pigs and falling in the mud is sure to offer a great time for Craig kids looking to participate in this year's Catch-A-Pig contest at the fair.

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Moffat County hires new social services director

A wave of change could be in store for Moffat County Social Services under its new director Dollie Rose who took helm of the department last week.

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Craig's Garrett Ferguson signs to play junior hockey in Breckenridge

Garrett Ferguson’s dedication and love for hockey has carried him a long way, but it’s not the only thing that has given the 18-year-old success.

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Community barbecue grills up 4th of July fun

After the Fourth of July Parade, the local Veterans of Foreign Wars hosted a community barbecue at Veterans Park, where nearly a hundred Craig residents flocked for free hamburgers and hot dogs.

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4th of July in Craig brings pride, merriment

Fourth of July brought pride, respect and merriment to the Craig community as they participated in the parade and fireworks on the nation’s birthday.

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Megan Jones and Capo Salon bring color, style to Moffat County

Megan Jones won best hair stylist and her salon won best hair salon in Moffat County.

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Stacks Smokehouse closes doors, owner blames economic climate surrounding coal mine

After less than six months of being in business, the owner of Stacks Smokehouse closed the doors to his restaurant due to Craig’s economic uncertainty in light of what’s happening at Colowyo Coal Mine.

Sage grouse series to answer concerns, questions

For five years, a massive conservation effort across 11 states has been under way to protect the greater sage grouse in hopes that this September, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service would find the bird “not warranted” for listing under the Endangered Species Act.

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Hot air balloons take off at Loudy-Simpson Park Sunday morning. The weekend saw record numbers of attendees to the 2015 Moffat County Hot Air Balloon Festival in Craig.

Dinosaur National Monument boasts petroglyphs throughout the monument.

Steamboat Rock protrudes into the sky at Echo Park camping area in Dinosaur National Monument in Moffat County.

This is the view that visitors see in Dinosaur National Monument on the Colorado side when driving to the famous Echo Park.

The members of the Craig Sea Sharks display the variety of awards won in recent meets following a practice at the Craig Pool Complex. The team swam at the Western Slope League Championships last weekend in Grand Junction and attended the Montrose Summer Open the week before that. The team also will send 12 swimmers to the state meet in early August in Fort Morgan.

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