Samantha Tisdel Wright

Writer, Journalist, Editor, Poet

Silverton, Colorado

Samantha Tisdel Wright

A kick-axe writer.


The Eco-Lumber Conundrum

It's not easy building green.
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From 'Flintstones' to Fabulous

A log home gets a new look in Mountain Village.
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The Man, The Mogul, The Mountains

Telski CEO Bill Jensen's excellent adventures.
Adventure Guide 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.
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Minimalism Meets the Mountains

A "warm minimalist" house designed by Lea Sisson redefines the Mountain Village aesthetic.
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Small House, Big Love

A blended family builds a fresh start on Log Hill Mesa.
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This Old Courthouse

A beloved Ouray edifice gets a much-needed shoring-up.
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The Story of the Houses at the Idarado/Red Mountain Overlook.
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Silverton, Italians and a Pot of Polenta

One cold spring day back in 1997, all the Trentini in the world came to Silverton and ate polenta.
Edible Southwest Colorado Link to Story

In Ouray, a Renovation Rodeo

Here’s a roundup of the renovation projects that are breathing new life into Ouray’s Historic District.
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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