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Meryl Phair would do anything for a good story like sleeping with wolves or counting every bird in Central Park (sort of). She covers local news in the mountains as a reporter for O'Rourke Media Group, writing about happenings across Colorado’s Park County for The Fairplay Flume. Down the hill, she searches for stories around Denver as a freelance writer for Colorado Community Media. In her free time, Meryl publishes Field Notes, a biweekly Substack on how the climate crisis is shaping everything in our world from wilderness to witches. 

A recent graduate from NYU's Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute with a master's in Magazine and Digital Storytelling, Meryl’s writing and photography have appeared in Earth Island Journal, BlueDot Living, Salon, Scienceline and others.

Meryl on a lawn with mountains behind

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