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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YampaCare Family Medicine to replace Kinder Family Clinic

Yampa Valley Medical Center announced Monday that it will rebrand and lease Kinder Family Clinic, a deal that Dr. Pamela Kinder has been working on for months.

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Northwest Colorado residents to rally for coal in Denver

EPA carbon emission hearings to be held next Tuesday and Wednesday

Next week is a big deal for friends of coal. Dozens of Northwest Colorado residents and lawmakers will head to Denver on Tuesday to testify and rally on behalf of the coal industry.

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Alkali Fire 50 percent contained after burning nearly 20,700 acres

Several lighting-caused fires keeping firefighters on their toes

The Alkali fire in Moffat County is now 50 percent contained after burning roughly 20,7000 acres 14 miles west of Maybell, according to the Bureau of Land Management.

Moffat County High School to hire new coaches

Police investigation still underway

Moffat County School District is moving forward with its search for new football coaches and plans to hire a new head coach by early next week.

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20,000 acres ignited by Alkali fire in Moffat County; no containment in sight

BLM reports three smaller fires in Northwest Colorado

The Alkali Fire located in Moffat County has scorched roughly 20,000 acres since it was ignited Wednesday, burning a homestead, a barn and killing three cattle, according to the Bureau of Land Management.

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Alkali Fire jumps to 8,000 acres, burns homestead and barn

The Alkali Fire quickly jumped to 8,000 acres on Wednesday, threatening the lives of three people before it burned a homestead and a barn.

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Pot cultivation question to appear on Moffat County ballot — retail option not included

Moffat County Commissioners will ask voters in November if they want to approve marijuana cultivation facilities within county limits, however they opted not to address retail pot sales at this time.

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Cast and Twang at Wyman Museum in Craig offers outdoor excitement to weekend

Fishing, catching frogs and shooting archery were only a few of the activities at this year’s Cast and Twang at the Wyman Living History Museum Saturday.

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Moffat County's lodging industry suffers during 1st quarter of 2014

2nd quarter looks good

The hotel and motel industry in Craig hit the lowest point in recent memory during the first quarter of this year, posting a 60 percent dip in lodging tax mainly due to Craig Station not conducting its spring outage.

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Craig VFW post brings 200 veterans to town

The Colorado Veterans of Foreign Wars members chose Craig to host their statewide conference this weekend, and Craig Rotary welcomed them to town by placing American flags halfway down Victory Way.

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Dozens of people loaded five buses in the K-Mart parking lot in Craig Tuesday morning. The buses are headed to Denver for a coal rally that will take place near the state Capitol. The Environmental Protection Agency is holding carbon emission hearings at its Denver offices on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Sabastian Hershiser, 11, casts his fishing line into a pond at the Wyman Museum Saturday.

Patrick Neton, 6, catches frogs in a net Saturday at the Wyman Living History Museum.

Larry Osborn cooks burgers donated by Brothers Custom Processing at the annual Cast and Twang Saturday.

Jasmin Hershiser, 8, and Sequoia Coneor, 7, hang out together at the 2014 Cast and Twang Saturday.

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