Jonathan Thompson

Senior editor at High Country News.


Jonathan Thompson is a native Westerner with deep roots in southwestern Colorado. He owned and edited the Silverton Standard & the Miner newspaper in the tiny town of Silverton, Colo., and was the editor-in-chief of High Country News from 2007 to 2010.  After that he lived in Berlin, Germany, and then was a Ted Scripps fellow in environmental journalism at the University of Colorado in Boulder. 

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Three million gallons of toxic water burst from an old gold mine in Colorado last week.

Toxic River Spill in Colorado

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