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Noelle Leavitt Riley: Changes at the paper

Noelle Leavitt Riley

I feel it’s my duty to inform our readers about the upcoming changes happening in the editorial department at the Craig Daily Press.

Many of you already know that our dynamite sports reporter Nate Waggenspack’s last day is Saturday, which is a huge change for our paper. I use the word “dynamite” not only because it perfectly describes his work, but also because Waggenspack often uses that word to describe an event or a situation that he really likes.

Whenever I hear that word, I will think of you, Waggenspack. You’ve been a huge asset to our paper, and you will be greatly missed.

Our current education/health care reporter Andy Bockelman will take over the sports beat, and I added an extra title to his job description: entertainment reporter.

Therefore, Bockelman will be our sports/entertainment reporter. Anyone who reads our paper knows that Bockelman writes movie reviews and covers most entertainment-type events, so the new title is fitting.

This week I hired Lauren Blair, from Denver, to take over the education/health care reporter position. Her first day will be July 21 — days after our government/cops reporter leaves the newspaper.

Reporter Erin Fenner also is moving on. Her last day will be July 18. She’s spent the last year covering our Moffat County commissioners, Craig City Council, state Legislature and federal government officials that represent our area.

Fenner also has been a great asset to the Craig Daily Press, covering wildfires, trials, elections and more. She, too, will be missed, and I wish both Fenner and Waggenspack the very best in their upcoming adventures.

We’re still in the hiring process to replace Fenner, and I’ll be sure to let you know who will take her spot.

General Manager Renee Campbell and I think it’s vitally important to keep our readers in the loop of changes at the paper. Our doors are always open if you’d like to chat with us. Feel free to stop by anytime.

Please join us in wishing Fenner and Waggenspack well. I’d personally like to thank them for their amazing contributions to our fantastic publication. Thank you both.

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