Jonathan Thompson is an award-winning freelance author, journalist and editor. He usually writes about the land, culture and communities of the American West, with an emphasis on energy development, pollution, land-use politics and economics. But he’s fascinated by the complexity of the world around him, and is happy to delve into almost any topic. He is the author of River of Lost Souls: The Science, Politics, and Greed Behind the Gold King Mine Disaster (Torrey House Press, February 2018) and is a contributing editor at High Country News.
Betsy Marston has been a working journalist for almost 50 years. She won an Emmy award for a documentary, A Tribute to Paul Robeson, for Channel 13, New York’s public TV station, and she was one of the first female hosts of a nightly news program, The 51st State. She was the editor of High Country News for 19 years and during that time also edited Writers on the Range, for 15 years, and Radio High Country News, for four years.
David Marston moved to Colorado at a young age. He has a background in business specializing in equity and debt investments and property. He writes about the economic institutions of the West, with a focus on energy, natural resources with a focus on water. He is the business manager for Writers on the Range and lives in New York City with his wife and 5-year old daughter. He lives in Colorado, part-time.