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Samantha Tisdel Wright

Writer, Journalist, Editor, Poet

Silverton, Colorado

Samantha Tisdel Wright

A kick-axe writer.

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High Stakes For Would-Be Weed Farmers in Ouray County

Five hopefuls waited in line to hand-deliver their applications for marijuana grow operations.
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Ouray County Poised to Lift Marijuana Prohibitions

A moratorium on all retail and medical marijuana operations in the county is about to expire.
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Growing Pains in Pot-Friendly Ridgway

One potential applicant is contemplating opening a large grow facility in town.
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Uncompahgre Valley Marijuana Could Be a Growing Enterprise

Grand Mesa Growers is poised to expand its medical marijuana grow facility south of Ridgway.
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Acme Healing Centers Opens MMJ Dispensary in Ridgway

No giant psychedelic pot fronds or trippy new age logos clamor to catch the attention of motorists whizzing by.
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For Local Pot Growers, Ouray County’s Lukewarm Embrace May Be Too Little, Too Late

The proprietors of Ouray County’s sole grow facility say they are in limbo.
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Fate of Retail Pot Now Lies in Hands of Voters

Ouray voters will decide in November whether to allow retail marijuana stores in town.
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MMJ Grow Facility Expands Footprint, But Not Number of Plants

The company will be able to conserve energy and save on electrical costs, its owners have stated.
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How High Is Too High? Ouray Council Ponders a Taxing Question

Ouray voters will determine in November whether or how much to tax the sale of marijuana.
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Recently Released Pot Guidelines Stoke Colorado’s Budding Industry

The news came in the form of a long-awaited memo, issued by the Deputy Attorney General.
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About

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. 

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Skills

  • 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