COGCC Considering Higher Bonds to Guarantee Reclamation After Oil & Gas Extraction is Complete. The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission is determining whether companies need to commit more money upfront. Financial assurance, commonly known as a bond, guarantees the state can afford to clean up a well site if a company goes bankrupt or walks away.
Short on Workers, This Resort Town Has Stopped Marketing Itself to Tourists. Amidst a housing crisis driven by the "Zoom Boom," Crested Butte, Colorado - a town dependent on tourist dollars - stopped advertising itself as a summer destination. July 20, 2021 - NPR
Slavalachia: A New Musical Tradition Across an Ocean, a Pandemic, and a Revolution. A group of musicians from Ohio, Ukraine, and Belarus share folk music traditions amidst a pandemic and a revolution. April 20, 2021 - West Virginia Public Broadcasting.
Bureau of Land Management Sued Over Leasing, Pendley’s Appointment. A Bureau of Land Management Field Office on the Western Slope decided to open 95 percent of lands under its watch to oil and gas leasing. The State of Colorado and conservation groups are suing to reverse the order. January 28, 2021 - KBUT
Coal's Future and the 'North Fork Exception'. I produced this long-form audio story about the fight between conservationists and coal advocates to expand a mine into a roadless area. December 22, 2020 - KVNF
As Coal Declines, AML Pilot Economic Development Program Faces Uncertain Future. I wrote, photographed, and made infographics for this story about a program designed to inject economic activity into former coal communities. October 30, 2020 - Daily Yonder
Passing the Paddle - Southeast Ohio's Bean Dinner Tradition Marches On. This story features writing, photographs, and an infographic about a rural tradition and community pride amidst a pandemic. August 7, 2020 - Daily Yonder, 100 Days in Appalachia
Path Dependency (Or, Appalachia is Not Post-Industrial). This photographic essay chronicles extraction and manufacturing's mark on Appalachian landscapes and communities. July 30, 2020 - Columbia University's Buell Center for the Study of American Architecture, Belt Magazine
International Students in Southeast Ohio React to ICE Online Education Ban. WOUB ran this story I produced featuring three international students opening up about their concerns over a recent announcement that international students may be forced to leave the country if universities offer classes100% online. July 13, 2020 - WOUB
Concerned Citizens Demonstrate Against West Elk Mine Road. Concerned citizens rallied against what they say is an illegal road built by a coal company in the Gunnison National Forest. June 17, 2020 - Crested Butte News.
Wedding Biz Woes Expected This Summer. The pandemic will affect the lucrative wedding industry this coming summer. May 13, 2020 - Crested Butte News
As Coronavirus Empties Short-Term Rentals, Owners Offer Their Spaces to COVID-19 Responders. Some health care workers on the front lines of the coronavirus must isolate from family members with respiratory conditions. One owner of short-term rentals in Crested Butte, Colorado, is offering her empty home to those in need. April 8, 2020 - Colorado Public Radio
Bonnie "Prince" Billy / Stuart's Opera House Preview: WOUB Public Media - March 3, 2020
Poor Little Rich Town. The lead infographic was designed by me for this November 2019 story.