Lisa Jones

Lisa Jones is the author of BROKEN: A Love Story, the true tale of her friendship with quadriplegic Northern Arapaho horse gentler and traditional healer Stanford Addison.

Climate & Energy

Laugh at the crying Indian all you want — the joke’s on us

Remember the crying Indian in the 1970s TV commercial? Well, he's back, and this time, he's not sad -- he's pissed.

Citizens battle to keep Delta County from becoming the coal bed methane capital of Colorado

It started out as a simple item on a regional planning commission agenda in remote Delta County, Colo. A recently reworked natural gas well in …

The improbable story of how Bogota, Colombia, became somewhere you might actually want to live

“We had to build a city not for businesses or automobiles, but for children and thus for people,” said a man in a speech last …

Navajo pageant winner is an enviro star

Outfitted in moccasins and traditional dresses, the four contestants in the 49th Miss Navajo Nation Pageant — held this past September in Window Rock, Ariz. …

One man taxes his way to a healthy relationship with the earth

Dev Carey is a tall, handsome man with a Ph.D. in ecology. He can swing dance like a pro, identify every plant in the meadow …

He's all abuzz about socially responsible coffee

I am in the local coffee shop in Paonia, Colo., drinking a cup of joe and pleasantly anticipating its effects on my brain. My companion, …

Who knew river restoration could be so much fun?

As far as the North Fork of the Gunnison River in western Colorado is concerned, there’s good news and there’s bad news. On one hand, …

A Colorado family welcomes the simple life

Why would Dale Murphy, a senior geologist with Enserch Exploration, leave a $58,000-a-year job in Dallas and take his family to a remote town in …

A scientist fights back against exotics

The Western U.S. has many well-known problems — overgrazing, rampant development, Garth Brooks look-alikes. But one troublesome issue that hasn’t gotten much attention is cheatgrass, …