Ed and Betsy Marston

Ed and Betsy Marston

And on the sixth day, He created ditches, and He saw that they were good.

Betsy Marston is the editor of Writers on the Range, an op-ed syndicate of High Country News. She sends three essays a week to 65 papers throughout the West, and one, years back, was entitled: "The man in the rubber boots" -- about the daily ritual of spreading water out to dry. She is a former television producer for New York's public tv station, channel 13, and has been a journalist in the West for 30 years.

Ed Marston has lived in Paonia, CO., since 1974, where he has published three newspapers and written or edited several books. He has been on the board of his rural electric co-op, Delta-Montrose Electric Association, since 1974. He is currently a downtown re-developer in Paonia and on the board of the Paonia Chamber of Commerce. In a previous life, he was a Phd. physicist and a professor.

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