Noelle Leavitt Riley

Managing Editor

Email: nriley@craigdailypress.com 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

Forget Me Not: Wellness Wednesdays is a phenomenal program for elders

Companionship is important at any age, and that’s why Wellness Wednesdays are so vital to the senior citizens of Craig. The program offers a host of activities for our elders each Wednesday, but perhaps the most critical element is the camaraderie.

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Community donations could fund this year's fireworks in Craig

Community members and organizations want to raise the money through a fireworks donation fund that’s being facilitated through the Craig Chamber of Commerce.

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Cook to rebrand Craig's local Ford dealership

Craig Ford is now Cook Ford. The business transaction was finalized Friday morning between both parties.

Forget Me Not: Nursing home neglect holds hefty price tag

The biggest reason I care so deeply about the elderly is because of what happened to my late grandmother during her almost six-month stay at two nursing homes — one in Santa Fe, N.M., and one in the Denver metro area.

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Sheridan's delightful book about small towns debuts in Steamboat Springs on Saturday

Writing a book that’s both serious and humorous is not an easy task to master, but that’s exactly what Janet Bohart Sheridan does with her first paperback, “A Seasoned Life Lived In Small Towns: Memories, Musings and Observations.”

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Southwestern Energy announces multimillion-dollar deal to purchase mineral leases in Moffat and Routt counties

Southwestern Energy announced Wednesday that it had signed an agreement to purchase 312,000 net acres in Moffat and Routt counties for $180 million, according to a press release.

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Freedom Hooves brings balance, recovery to Moffat County

They say that pets are pure love, and the same can be said of the therapeutic equines at Freedom Hooves in Craig. Their love and patience helps people with a slew of life’s obstacles, boosting them to the next level of recovery.

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Moffat County Cancer Society provides funds, support to cancer patients

It’s hard to imagine what it’s like living with cancer, but for those who have experienced the traumatic diagnosis the Moffat County Cancer Society is a wonderful resource.

Forget Me Not: Applauding lawmakers for protecting elders

State lawmakers are continuing their efforts to protect the elderly population from abuse and neglect. Bravo.

Beck flies high with new aviation appointment

Ray Beck will join six other members on the Colorado Aeronautic Board, an appointment that was made final at the state Capitol on Thursday.

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Rotarian Leonard Browning presents longtime Craig Rotarian Randy Looper with an engraved major donor crystal and diamond pin Tuesday for the substantial contributions Looper has made to Rotary throughout the years. Looper's contributions help support the organization's humanitarian, educational and peace programs locally and worldwide.

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Craig resident Dana Prescott rides her road bike along County Road 7 near Cedar Mountain in Craig Tuesday afternoon. Prescott says it's her first big ride of the spring. The high temperature Tuesday hit 61 degrees and is expected to climb to nearly 67 degrees today, according to the National Weather Service.

A calf peers through a fence east of Craig.

Craig's prized pet, Junior the elk, hangs out at the Wyman Living History Museum Tuesday afternoon. Junior replaced Clyde the elk, who died in September 2012 after years of entertaining visitors at the museum.

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