Writer focusing on American West. Author of River of Lost Souls for @TorreyHouse. Trail runner, chocolate chip cookie maker, cont. editor @highcountrynews

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Jonathan Thompson is a native Westerner with deep roots in southwestern Colorado. He is currently at work on a book about the Animas River in southwestern Colorado and the Gold King Mine spill of August 2015. He owned and edited the Silverton Standard & the Miner newspaper in the tiny town of...

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Sep 25, 2017

RT @jzaffos: Daily (or hourly) reminder: There are 3.5 million US citizens in #PuertoRico without electricity, safe water facing…

Sep 25, 2017

RT @WstrnPriorities: Feds move ahead with oil and gas leases on southern Utah lands rich in ancient Puebloan ruins. @BLMUtah

Sep 25, 2017

RT @brcalvert: Imagine @highcountrynews put to film! New series to explain many West(s) to new audiences. Need your help!  https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/american-wests-film#/ 

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What was your first job as a journalist?

I was the editor of my high school newspaper. Paying job? I was the reporter/photographer/etc. of the Silverton Standard & the Miner

Have you ever used a typewriter?

Yes! Electric typewriter back in junior high/high school and an electric typewriter with two-lines of memory in college.

How is social media changing news?

It's breaking down the old hierarchies, for sure. It's also radically changing how we communicate and receive breaking news.