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.

Preserving An Archipelago For The Public To Enjoy

A unique piece of land in Colorado’s most remote county will be preserved for the public. We first talked about this “island escape” in December when Hinsdale County was raising money to buy an archipelago from a private owner. That purchase is now official and the county’s working on next steps.
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‘Bicycle Junction’ Rides Through Grand Junction History

Cyclists are usually focused on what’s ahead — on the road or the trail. But Grand Junction bike store owner and avid cyclist Chris Brown prefers to look backwards. He is a cycling history buff. He has a bicycle museum in his Brown Cycles shop, and this year he published a historical fiction book called ‘Bicycle Junction.’ It takes readers through 140 years of the Grand Valley’s cycling-related past. As 2020 comes to a close, we are revisiting interviews with creative innovators in Colorado.

‘Fight Oar Die’ Raises Awareness About Veterans’ Mental Health And The Need To Stay Active And Engaged

Being wounded by an anti-tank grenade in Iraq was tough. But rowing 3,000 miles across the Atlantic was even more of a challenge. Denver native and Marine veteran Evan Stratton is a Purple Heart recipient who spent 50 days, 11 hours and 35 minutes rowing earlier this year, before pandemic-distancing, with three other vets, from the Canary Islands to Antigua. They did this to bring attention to veterans’ mental health and the need to stay active and engaged after leaving the military. Stratton spoke with Ryan Warner in February about “Fight Oar Die.”

Is Wildfire Smoke Tainting Western Colorado Wines?

When heavy smoke settles over vines, as it did recently during the Pine Gulch Fire, it can cause something called “smoke taint” that can impact the taste of wine. Miranda Ulmer is a Colorado State University Extension viticulture specialist. She is hoping for the best as she surveys vineyards around the Grand Valley for possible smoke damage.