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  1. Dudley Case

    I very much liked reading Samantha’s articles on the beetle infestation around Ouray and the Fortune Minerals Defaults.

  2. Shirley Olson

    We have enjoyed the informative and well researched writings of Samantha Tisdale Wright for many years now and will gladly make annual contributions to The San Juan Independent for continued enjoyment.

  3. Susette Warynick

    I left the beetle infestation meeting feeling disappointed in the scant discussion on our local problem and confused with the presentation, but Samantha’s article was a wonderful and clear reporting on the discussion and I now feel informed! Thanks for having the best reporter in the state on your team and providing us with intelligent stories.

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