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Editor-in-Chief – $2,500+/year for four years  You are a maker and shaker of the news, and we’d like to invite you to join our Board of Trustees to help craft the San Juan Independent’s future. You will be invited to join us and our visiting journalists for each of our family-style dinners. Additionally, you will be welcome at our annual Editorial Meeting Gala.

Section Editor – $1,000+  Each of you has your passion and we want to hear about it. We’d like to invite you to join us at two of our family-style dinners with a visiting journalist as well as to our annual Editorial Meeting Gala.

Star Writer – $500+  Every story you file is gold! Please bring your next pitch to one of our family-style dinners with our visiting journalists and also swing by the annual Editorial Meeting Gala.

Beat Reporter – $200+  You are the lifeblood of our publication and will be heartily welcomed to our annual Editorial Meeting Gala.

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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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