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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Family doing well after fire destroys home

If there’s one word that describes how the Neals feel after their home was destroyed by a fire last week, it's grateful.

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Unit 1’s transition manager meets with Craig officials

Meet Rick Thomson — the man who will help Craig prepare for Unit 1’s closure in the next nine years.

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Fire destroys Craig couple's home

A fire completely destroyed a home in Craig Friday afternoon. The house located at 1446 E. 11th St. in Craig belonged to Greg and Charity Neal.

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Noelle Leavitt Riley: Sifting through coal's regulatory climate

A cloud of political smoke makes it difficult to see into the future of America’s coal industry. In 2014, the Craig Daily Press realized that producing a special section focused solely on energy was not only good for our readers but also a fantastic way to learn about the dichotomy of where the industry was headed.

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Southwestern Energy slows down exploration in Moffat and Routt counties

If you’re wondering what’s going on with Southwestern Energy’s exploratory play in Moffat and Routt counties, the simple answer is… not a darn thing.

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From the editor and publisher: Exciting changes at the Craig Daily Press

We are pleased to announce that all of our print editions are now in full color!

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Senior housing in Craig evacuated after fire scare

Residents at one of Craig’s senior living communities had a small scare Wednesday after a tenant accidentally left a plastic cutting board on the burner, according to fire officials.

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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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Teri Mansfield volunteers for a number of groups across town, including Love INC. She's pictured with coats that are given away for free each year at the Love INC coat drive.

Paul Bush is a recovering heroin addict who wants to help people overcome addiction.

Kent Craven, of Design West Architects, presents the conceptual design for student housing at Colorado Northwestern Community College in Craig on Wednesday. The total estimated cost for the project would be between $10 to $12 million dollars, however it could be built in two stages. Next steps include refining the design and exploring options for financing.

Tom Kleinschnitz stands in front of the new location of Moffat County Tourism Association at 11 E. Victory Way in Craig.

Judging of the 2016 Hall of Trees will take place on Wednesday and winners will be announced between 4 and 5 p.m. on Thursday. This year's theme is Old Fashioned Christmas, and seven judges — five elected officials and two students from the United Way Youth program — will decide the trees that best express the theme. Ballots will be tallied by county election staff. Trees will remain on display until Jan. 5.

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