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.

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Happiness abounds at Senior Social Center event in Craig

Smiles, good conversation, warm coffee and a sense of friendship lit up the American Legion Tuesday morning, where nearly 50 senior citizens gathered to enjoy each other’s company.

Democratic state treasurer candidate Betsy Markey stops in Craig

Colorado treasurer candidate Betsy Markey visited Craig on Friday for a campaign stop.

Fundraiser for shelter animals to take place Saturday in Craig

If you’re looking to give back to homeless animals in the community, this Saturday lends that opportunity to Craig residents.

Craig City Council Aug. 12 meeting recap: Chickens within city limits discussed

Craig City Council met Tuesday to discuss city business and other topics.

Moffat County Commissioner Aug. 12 meeting recap

Action and discussion items covered at the Moffat County Commissioner meeting on Aug. 12.

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Wyoming police conclude Moffat County football team hazing investigation

County attorney reviewing information, has yet to become public

On Aug. 8, the Evanston (Wyoming) Police Department concluded its investigation into the alleged Moffat County football hazing incident that took place in Evanston from June 18 to 20. Uinta County Prosecuting Attorney E. Dean Stout now will review the evidence and make recommendations about how to deal with any criminal activity that might have taken place at the football camp.

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Cory Gardner visits Craig, vying for votes in 2014 election

U.S. Rep. Cory Gardner, R-Colo., was in Craig on Friday, touring Craig Station and visiting patrons at the 2014 Moffat County Fair to win the hearts of Northwest Colorado residents for the upcoming election in November.

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Southwestern Energy invests millions more in Northwest Colorado

Drilling in Moffat, Routt counties will continue through 2015

Southwestern Energy’s oil and gas play in Northwest Colorado got much bigger in July after the company entered an agreement to acquire an additional 74,000 net acres of mineral leases in the Niobrara shale formation for $31 million.

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Moffat County Fair offers fun competition to participants, spectators

The Moffat County Fair is in full swing, and to kick it off Sunday, fair organizers held the first-ever Working Ranch Horse Show.

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Moffat County Balloon Festival support continues to rise

In its fifth year, Moffat County Hot Air Balloon Festival looks to be increasing its presence as a part of Craig’s calendar, with 15 balloonists, dozens of vendors and hours of activities for all ages, with the main admission being a requested donation of a non-perishable food item to fill a balloon basket at the entrance.

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Senior Social Center men enjoyed Coffee and a Conversation on Tuesday morning.

Women gather at Coffee and a Conversation on Tuesday morning held at the American Legion in Shadow Mountain. It was the first big event hosted the Senior Social Center. The Flower Mine in Craig donated flowers to the event.

A butterfly enjoys a bright-yellow flower on the banks of Slater Creek Falls.

Craig Photography Club visited Slater Creek Falls hidden in Routt National Forest on Sunday, located roughly an hour and 45 minutes northeast of Craig. The photography club meets at 5:30 p.m. the first Thursday of each month at Downtown Books in Craig.

A caboose sits proudly at the Wyman Living History Museum located at 94350 U.S. Highway 40 in Craig.

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