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.

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Alleged hazing results in no charges against students

Concerned parties want community to heal

In late June, news about alleged hazing incidents involving the Moffat County High School football team shook the Craig community, resulting in the removal of football coaches, suspension of upperclassmen and a police investigation.

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Moffat County United Way continues to give to nonprofits

2015 campaign kicked off Monday

The act of giving is one of the most powerful ways to contribute to someone in need, and Moffat County United Way provides a pathway for community members to give back to society.

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EPA extends comment period on Clean Power Plan

Announcement comes less than a week after EPA visits Craig

After receiving nearly 750,000 comments, the Environmental Protection Agency has decided to extend its deadline by 45 days for public comments on the Clean Power Plan concerning carbon emissions from coal-fired power plants.

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Moffat County grills EPA about Clean Power Plan on Wednesday

Hundreds gathered at Moffat County High School Wednesday night to hear the Environmental Protection Agency talk about its proposed carbon emission plans for coal-fired power plants that are coming down the pike from the Obama administration in the next year.

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Officials discuss ways to control fish in Elkhead Reservoir, Yampa River

Next steps: Hold public meeting, research screening costs

A group of concerned residents and Colorado Parks and Wildlife officials met at Craig Station last week to discuss options on how to control non-native fish in Elkhead Reservoir that are eating endangered fish along the Yampa River.

EPA to visit Craig this week

Community invited to Wednesday night meeting

Moffat County is gearing up for a visit from the Environmental Protection Agency this week, as EPA representatives will meet with the community Wednesday night and tour Craig Station on Thursday.

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Elkhead Reservoir's future uncertain as non-native fish populate Northwest Colorado

Colorado Parks and Wildlife is looking at different ways to manage four endangered fish along the Yampa River, and Elkhead Reservoir is the focus of a discussion in which officials are looking at removing non-native fish and draining the 900-acre body of water located in Moffat County.

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Moffat County commissioners Aug. 26 meeting recap: Elkhead Reservoir fish could be poisoned

A recap of the Moffat County Commissioner meeting that took place on Tuesday.

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Grant Mortuary changes hands

Perhaps the most important role of a mortuary is to be compassionate, caring and understanding to the families that have lost loved ones. That’s exactly what Owen Grant has done for the Craig community for the last 34 years as owner of Grant Mortuary. After being a humble servant to thousands of local residents, the time has come for Grant to retire from his full-time duties.

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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.

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Steve Martin, Corrie Ponikvar, Jennifer Riley and Amanda Arnold proudly support Moffat County United Way and are giving their time to make sure the 2015 United Way campaign is a success. The goal is to raise $450,000 for the organization that will distribute the money to dozens of nonprofits in Moffat County.

An old truck sits off of Moffat County Road 53, past Juniper Hot Springs.

Bert Clements, left, explains to Colorado Parks and Wildlife why he's against poisoning all the fish at Elkhead Reservoir. Also pictured is Tom Pitts, water users representative; Kevin McAbee, Parks and Wildlife non-native fish coordinator; Craig City Manager Jim Ferree; Mark Sollenberger, from the city of Craig; and Kyle Battige, from Parks and Wildlife.

Elkhead Reservoir is a 900-acre body of water northeast of Craig in Moffat County and is considered a warm-water fishery. Colorado Parks and Wildlife officials are trying to figure out how to manage non-native fish in the reservoir that are killing endangered fish in the Yampa River.

Loudy-Simpson Park in Craig boasts numerous activities, including watching geese wattle around the lake, honking their low-pitched voices at the pesky passerby.

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