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.

Recent Stories

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Woman and dog extricated from rollover accident in Moffat County

A woman and her small dog were involved in a rollover crash late Thursday morning.

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First responders attend to rollover accident on south Highway 13 in Moffat County

First responders worked to extract occupants of a minivan on south Colorado Highway 13 near the old Empire mine in Moffat County late Thursday morning.

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Brandi Meek, of Craig, continues to make headlines

Brandi Meek, 33, continues to climb the political ladder in Colorado. The Craig Daily Press caught up with her about her latest accomplishments.

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Safeway remains an eyesore in Craig — YVMC owns the building and parking lot

Craig officials concerned with lack of parking lot maintenance

When Safeway closed its doors in October 2013, the city, its residents and local economic development officials hoped the building would turn into something more than another vacant eyesore.

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New petition spices up Craig's mayoral election

The mayoral race is heating up in Craig. Joe Bird submitted his petition to run for mayor, putting him up against fellow city council member John Ponikvar who announced his bid for mayor in December.

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8 running for Craig City Council, 2 running for mayor

Eight people will battle for three open seats on Craig City Council, and two current councilmembers are running for city mayor.

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Noelle Leavitt Riley: Letters to the editor policy changes

Publisher Renee Campbell and I recently reviewed our Letters to the Editor Policy, and we decided to make some small changes that are sure to benefit our readers’ ability to be heard.

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Craig retail pot measures gain traction — do they overshadow sales/use tax?

Craig City Council gave the green light Tuesday night for a sales/use tax question to appear on April’s ballot, and they also dissected concerns about recreational marijuana being sold within city limits.

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Moffat County Locals: Teri Mansfield loves her community

Teri Mansfield always has loved the western flair of Northwest Colorado.

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Moffat County Locals: New MCTA director hopes to row in tourism

River rafting runs through Tom Kleinschnitz’s blood. The first rafting trip he went on was along the Yampa River in Moffat County in 1971 at the wee age of 14.

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First responders work to extricate a woman from a minivan Thursday morning on Colorado Highway 13 in Moffat County.

A first responder attends to a single-vehicle rollover accident on south Colorado Highway 13 near the old Empire mine in Moffat County.

Karen Brown holds up the Bill and Nancy Muldoon Humanitarian of the Year Award, received during Diamonds & Spurs as hosted by Rotary Club of Craig. Brown received the honor as part of her work with the nonprofit Community Budget Center.

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A small truck caught fire at a home near City Park late Wednesday morning. Craig Fire/Rescue arrived on the scene and quickly extinguished the flames.

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