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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The Haven hosts annual fundraiser with food, music, fun

The Haven Assisted Living Facility in Hayden held its annual fundraiser Friday night, and more than 100 participants enjoyed live music, dancing, barbecue, a beer garden and a silent auction.

Moffat County deputy arrested for domestic violence

A Moffat County Sheriff's Office deputy was arrested Wednesday for alleged domestic violence that took place while the deputy was off duty Tuesday.

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Wild, wild horses — right in Moffat County’s backyard

Wild horses exist right in Moffat County, giving spectators who visit their habitat at the Sand Wash Basin an opportunity to experience the heart of the American West.

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Dozens of people loaded five buses in the K-Mart parking lot in Craig on 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 Tuesday and Wednesday.

Jacob Schmedeke, 3, gets his face painted at The Haven's annual fundraiser Friday night in Hayden.

The band Loose Change performs at The Haven's annual fundraiser Friday night in Hayden. Tom Schwall, left, drummer Mark Walker, Trevor Guire and Jeff Swoyer play good old rock and roll and country for the crowd.

The Haven residents Bob and Ann McKune enjoy a lively Friday night at the assisted living facility, where a fundraiser was held to help with maintenance costs. The couple has been married for 71 years.

Under newly proposed EPA regulations, coal-fired power plants will need to reduce their carbon emissions by 30 percent by 2030.

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