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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Cast 'N Blast brings kids closer to nature

Shooting sports, fishing and a barbecue offered through CPW

Shooting sports, fishing and catching frogs kept children busy Saturday at the Wyman Living History Museum. Nearly 70 kids gathered for Colorado Parks and Wildlife’s annual Cast ‘N Blast where CPW officers teach participants how to fish, shoot an arrow and be one with nature.

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Catch-a-Pig contest to see changes this year

The annual greasy Catch-a-Pig contest is on the roster for the 2016 Moffat County Fair, but it has some much-needed changes.

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Trystan Campbell remembered by family, friends at Tuesday gathering

Campbell’s funeral slated for 1 p.m. Saturday at The Journey at First Baptist in Craig

Trystan Campbell, 18, was what family members described as a “gentle giant.”

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18-year-old dies after being pulled from Yampa River in Craig

The 18-year-old who was pulled from the Yampa River on Friday passed away Saturday, according to Moffat County Sheriff’s Office.

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Stockmen's Liquor takes top honors in Best of Moffat County

Lori and Lennie Gillam decided to buy Stockmen’s Liquor 14 years ago so they could spend more time together.

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Chuck Cobb wins big recognition from Moffat County

After only a year and a half in his first role as an elected official, Chuck Cobb received major recognition in the 2016 Best of Moffat County competition.

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Meet the cast of carvers for the 2016 Whittle the Wood

Whittle the Wood Rendezvous brings hundreds to Loudy-Simpson Park each year to engage in festivities. The annual extravaganza wouldn’t be possible without the whittlers, and this year 11 artists traveled to Craig to make masterpieces out of wood stumps.

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Galleria at the Park debuts at Whittle the Wood

Yampa Valley Artisans — the group that hosted Pop Up Galleries over the past couple years throughout Craig — has a new art show that will be on display at Whittle the Wood Rendezvous this week.

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Craig remembers fallen heroes on Memorial Day

Memorial Day is a time to honor America’s deceased veterans — those who died while in combat and those who served in a branch of the military, made it home succumbed to death outside of the armed forces.

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Unknown party dumps large amounts of trash in Yampa River

When Tim Boyle set out to work on Yampa Valley Golf Course Thursday morning, he noticed an alarming sight on the bank of the Yampa River — trash.

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Intermittent closures for rotomilling will take place from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. beginning Tuesday at Yampa Avenue and Victory Way. On Wednesday, crews will work on the intersection at Victory Way and Finley Lane before moving onto its final intersection Victory Way and Green Street on Thursday.

The Craig Moffat Economic Development Partnership Board of Directors held its annual meeting on Wednesday the Moffat County Courthouse main level conference room where new board members were appointed and Michelle Balleck was formally approved as the CMEDP's executive director. The chair is now Luke Tucker; vice chair is Rich Thompson; secretary is Tinneal Gerber; and the treasurer is Tami Fager.

U.S. Rep. Scott Tiption, R-Cortez, met with Yampa Valley Young Professionals on Wednesday evening at the Clarion Inn & Suites in Craig. The congressman stressed how important it is for the group to be active in the community. Tipton was in Craig to host a roundtable discussion about opioids and heroin abuse on Thursday. He took time to meet with the young professionals and educate them on what he does in Washington, D.C.

From left, Hugo Snyder, Joe Eades, Susan Turner, Lance Noble and Diego Quezada gather in goal at the CNCC men's and women's soccer teams' home field at Loudy-Simpson Park. The teams will begin hosting games in August.

Cathy Gush, left, of Craig, plays in the Silver Bullet golf tournament, which was held at Yampa Valley Golf Course on Saturday and Sunday. Her friend, Linda Bedinger, of Denver, played alongside Gush. The tournament results will be announced in Wednesday's paper.

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