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Samantha Tisdel Wright

Writer, Journalist, Editor, Poet

Silverton, Colorado

Samantha Tisdel Wright

A kick-axe writer.

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The Mine Next Door

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

Anything we use may end up in the water that flows out of our taps. How do we know it's safe to drink?
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The Future of Grass

What role should alfalfa, hay and bluegrass have in the Colorado River Basin?
Headwaters magazine Link to Story
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ARSG – An Unlikely Alliance for Watershed Health

The coalition’s mission is to clean up the unfinished business of previous centuries. (Scroll to March 19, 2015)
Your Water Colorado Blog Link to Story
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It All Comes Down to Water

Justice Hobbs brings Colorado water law to life at Water 101 seminar in Telluride.
The Watch Newspaper Link to Story
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It All Comes Down to Water

Justice Hobbs brings Colorado water law to life at Water 101 seminar in Telluride.
The Watch newspaper Link to Story
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Help for Local Good Samaritans Could Come From EPA |

Provisions in the federal Clean Water Act create stumbling blocks to efforts to clean up streams.
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Ouray Wins Battle to Have Its Water Rights Re-Tabulated

The decision hinged on the timing of the state’s historic water rights adjudications in the 1800s.
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DOLA Grants $200K to Kickstart Pool Improvements

With grant cash in hand, the City of Ouray can get started on its ambitious improvement project.
The Watch Newspaper Link to Story
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City of Ouray Pursues New Water Rights

City staff have spent the summer pursuing new water rights in a historic trans-basin diversion.
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Ridgway Digs Into Lake Otonowanda Rehab Project

Ridgway’s “Big Dig” will dramatically expand the capacity of Lake Otonowanda.
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Beg, Borrow and Buy: Ouray Struggles to Shore Up Water Rights

The City of Ouray seeks to offset out-of-priority depletions to the Uncompahgre River.
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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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http://about.me/samanthatisdelwright/#

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