Nancy Lofholm


Nancy Lofholm has been producing and reporting stories for Colorado Public Radio since 2016. Previously, she was a staff writer for The Denver Post for 17 years, covering general assignment stories on the Western Slope. She has been a journalist on the Western Slope for more than 40 years, an opportunity that allowed her many occasions to write about wild animals, desperados, and small-town foibles. In her "retirement," she also freelances for a number of magazines and digital publications. She has won numerous state and regional awards for her reporting over the decades.


The town of Uravan is gone but not forgotten

During World War II, uranium workers across The West sacrificed their health so The Allies would win. In the small town of Uravan, Colorado, people sacrificed more than their health. Radioactivity meant losing their homes. Jane Thompson is one of those uranium evacuees. We talk with her about the town’s legacy and the ongoing reunions that help preserve its place in history.

Bears Ears: A story 11,000 years in the making

Historian Andrew Gulliford likens Bears Ears to a giant, outdoor history museum. The national monument is just 30 miles west of the Colorado-Utah border. Gulliford, who teaches at Fort Lewis College in Durango, has spent decades exploring the area’s canyons, mesas, and desert expanses.
Quantum Cowboys

‘Quantum Cowboys’ is a collage of creativity

An aspiring quantum physicist turned to filmmaking, and made a western. “Quantum Cowboys” takes place in a dozen different universes, and employs live action, hand-drawn animation, paper cutouts, and oil paintings. It feels like a surrealist collage has come to life. It’s among the movies featured at the Denver Film Festival. University of Colorado film professor Geoff Marslett is the filmmaker.