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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Noelle Leavitt Riley: New website launches for Craig readers

When you have a moment, grab a cup of coffee or tea, sit down with your computer, tablet or smartphone and take a few minutes to navigate our new website that launched at midnight Tuesday.

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New barber shop creates buzz around Craig

It’s been a lifelong dream for Josh Fessler to open his own business, and on May 1 his vision came to life when he opened Fessler’s Barber Shop and Salon in Craig.

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182 students graduate from D.A.R.E. in Craig

The annual D.A.R.E. celebration honored 182 fifth-grade students for successful completion of the program. This year, the program included Calvery Baptist students, making it one of the biggest graduations yet.

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Frostbitten cat finds new home at jewelry store in Craig

When Otto arrived at Bear Creek Animal Shelter in March, it was clear the orange and white feline was in need of serious medical care.

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Speed contributing factor in rollover accident near Craig

A single vehicle rollover accident occurred on Moffat County Road 64 northwest of Craig Monday afternoon.

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5 questions with gubernatorial candidate Ed Perlmutter

Perlmutter passed through Northwest Colorado on Saturday and Sunday

As Colorado’s 2018 gubernatorial race heats up, Moffat County is poised to see and hear from candidates running for governor. U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter, D-Colo., is one of those candidates, and he stopped in Maybell Sunday to see the Great American Horse Drive. He also sat down with the newspaper at Grandma’s Kitchen in Maybell to talk about his goals if he were to become governor.

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New soda fountain opens in Craig on Monday

Cindi Crabtree’s dedication to coal communities comes full circle Monday as she celebrates the grand opening of her ice cream shop called Bear Coal Soda Fountain.

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Great American Horse Drive to kick up dust Sunday

400 horses trot through Maybell each spring at famous event

The clicking of horseshoes trotting down the highway will once again ring through Maybell Sunday for those attending the Great American Horse Drive.

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Books take kids around the world with literacy program in Craig

Moffat County fourth- and fifth-graders have traversed the literacy world through a Craig Rotary Club-sponsored program called Passport to Reading.

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When will it warm up in Craig?

Spring sprung in March, so why is it still cold, snowy and rainy in Craig and when will it change?

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Josh Fessler touches up Kim Dilldine's hair color at his new store called Fessler's Barber Shop and Salon located on the west end of Jackson's Office Supply & RadioShack.

Kassie Vesley gives an emotional speech about her struggles with drugs and the law at Craig Middle School on Tuesday.

School Resource Officer Norm Rimmer speaks to a large group of students, teachers, administrators and parents Tuesday morning at Craig Middle School, honoring fifth-graders who successfully completed this year's D.A.R.E. program.

Five of the 182 students who graduated from this year's D.A.R.E. program read essays they wrote to a large crowd at Craig Middle School Tuesday morning. From left to right: Ridgeview Elementary's Logan Bickford, East Elementary's Koda Balleck, Sandrock Elementary's Keira Linton, Calvary Baptist's Rebekah Bolton and Sunset Elementary's Emma Fritz.

Otto, top, is the new cat at Kester Jewelry store in Craig. Mozart, bottom, died last May after spending 18 years as the jewelry store's pet.

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