Lauren Blair covers the health care and education beats in Craig and Moffat County. A Colorado native, she graduated in 2005 from Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, Massachusetts, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in critical social thought.
Blair relocated to Craig from Denver in July of 2014. She has worn many hats in her work life, including that of wedding and travel photographer, blogger, bakery manager, personal chef and instructor for Outward Bound outdoor education programs. Journalism is the perfect avenue for her to indulge her many curiosities and interests, and she relishes the opportunity to grow each day as a journalist, writer, photographer and human being. When not burning the midnight oil in the newsroom, Blair can be found in her kitchen inventing new recipes, pondering the meaning of life with her boyfriend, Yuri Chicovsky, and their two kitties, jamming out to soul tunes and Beatles records, and exploring the far reaches of this beautiful state with camera in hand.
Craig could be home to its own dog park in the near future if Moffat County Humane Society volunteers are successful in their efforts to secure funding.
Craig/Fire Rescue firefighters were called out of bed early Sunday morning for a fire ignited by an exploding piece of glass cookware.
Craig residents will have to tuck the flip-flops and sun hats back into the closet for a few days as windy, dry conditions give way to snow and freezing temperatures this week.
Site dormant for 22 years
A landmark for travelers along Colorado Highway 13 south of Craig, the old Empire Mine is changing shape as crews began dismantling structures from the long-defunct coal mining operation this week.
Two weeks after Moffat County resident Floyd Gutierrez complained to commissioners about windblown trash on his property, the Moffat County Landfill is taking steps to address the problem.
A single vehicle rollover occurred around 6 a.m. Wednesday on Thompson Hill near the Moffat County Landfill, according to Craig Fire/Rescue Battalion Chief Troy Hampton.
This week for National Teacher Appreciation Week, the Craig Daily Press met with three exceptional Moffat County School District teachers to learn what keeps them going year after year.
Great American Horse Drive brings hundreds to Maybell
Imagine standing on a remote dirt road — nothing but sky, sagebrush and rolling hills for miles — when around the bend comes a band of a dozen riders followed first by a few, then 50, then 500 horses kicking up dust and heaving down the road, a vital force of sweat, muscle and frenetic animal energy.
While Moffat County High School’s Future Farmers of America participants are busy learning valuable agriculture and life skills, they’re also raking in the awards from district and state competitions.
Northwest Colorado Health, Mind Springs Health, Memorial Regional Health also are concerned
A new TV series released by Netflix on March 31 is stirring national controversy and pointed conversations about teen suicide, leading Moffat County School District to send a letter sent to parents this week addressing concerns raised by the show.