Samantha Tisdel Wright

Writer, Journalist, Editor, Poet

Silverton, Colorado

Samantha Tisdel Wright

A kick-axe writer.


Ouray Ice Park Guide 2018-19

The OFFICIAL guide to the world-famous Ouray Ice Park and 2019 Ouray Ice Festival.
Peak Event Publications Link to Story

The Eco-Lumber Conundrum

It's not easy building green.
Shelter Magazine Link to Story

From 'Flintstones' to Fabulous

A log home gets a new look in Mountain Village.
Shelter Magazine Link to Story

The Man, The Mogul, The Mountains

Telski CEO Bill Jensen's excellent adventures.
Adventure Guide Link to Story


It's tarantula mating season in the West End. Cue the Kenny G and check your pant legs.
Telluride Daily Planet Link to Story

The Mine Next Door

A 10-part series about the Idarado Mine, commissioned by Newmont Goldcorp.
Telluride Watch Link to Story

Celebrating ‘Tomboy Bride'

“Tomboy Bride” continues to cast an irresistible spell with its first-hand account of mining camp life.
Telluride Daily Planet Link to Story

Five guys and a sign

The true story of how five guys in Ouray brought a beloved sign back to light.
Telluride Daily Planet Link to Story

Minimalism Meets the Mountains

A "warm minimalist" house designed by Lea Sisson redefines the Mountain Village aesthetic.
Shelter magazine Link to Story

Small House, Big Love

A blended family builds a fresh start on Log Hill Mesa.
Shelter magazine Link to Story

The high life of Sir Chris Bonington

A visit with Sir Chris Bonington, the UK’s most celebrated mountaineer.
Telluride Daily Planet Link to Story

After the Blowout: Silverton Faces Watershed Moment

The 3 million gallon Gold King Spill, unleashed by the EPA on Aug. 5, put Silverton in the national spotlight.
San Juan Independent Link to Story


Samantha Tisdel Wright

Samantha Tisdel Wright is a nationally recognized independent journalist and freelance writer based in Silverton, Colorado.

She is the recipient of the Sigma Delta Chi Award for Breaking News from the Society of Professional Journalists for her reporting on a double-fatality at the Revenue Mine near Ouray, Colo. in 2013. She has also won numerous awards from the Colorado Press Association and The Society of Professional Journalists' Colorado chapter. 

Before settling into her career in journalism (and settling down to raise a family), Wright explored far-flung corners of the world ranging from the Silk Road to the Killing Fields to the crocodile-infested rivers of Queensland, Australia. She has pulled pints in a 500-year-old English pub, cast nets from a commercial fishing boat in Alaska, taught English in the People’s Republic of China, and worked as a firehouse dispatcher and science writer at McMurdo Station, Antarctica. 



  • Enterprise reporting
  • Photojournalism
  • Columns
  • Travel writing
  • Copy editing
  • Lay-out
  • News writing
  • Feature writing
  • Interviewing
  • Specialty publications
  • Line editing
  • Page design
  • Editorial project management
  • Op Ed
  • Breaking news
  • Profiles
  • Arts & Entertainment
  • Press Releases
  • Publicity
  • Environmental journalism