Articles By Nancy Lofholm

Culture Primary category in which blog post is published

A cartoonish Native American towering over Durango has divided the city. Should “the chief” stay or go?

The fate of the sign should be determined by “enlightened dialogue and not through mob rule,” says Ben Nighthorse Campbell, who wrote federal law protecting some monuments.

Politics and Government Primary category in which blog post is published

Forgotten ballots. Allegations of errors. Missed deadlines: The recall of Mesa County’s clerk is a political potboiler

First-term Republican Mesa County Clerk and Recorder Tina Peters is trying to fend off an effort to remove her from office

Outdoors Primary category in which blog post is published

Great blue herons claim a dreamy stretch of river near Crested Butte for high-altitude love nests

18 nesting pairs of great blue herons got a little help from their human neighbors to keep floating parties off the Slate River until the chicks fledge.

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How Colorado farmers markets have adapted — with masks and reservations — to open during coronavirus

From Durango to Steamboat Springs, from Greeley to Salida, and from Boulder to Denver Union Station, the 100 farmers markets in Colorado are tiptoeing into a season of produce and pandemic

Culture Primary category in which blog post is published

Ute tribes reimagine Bear Dances, a key ceremony of renewal, as coronavirus locks down Colorado reservations

As Colorado eases coronavirus restrictions, Ute Mountain Ute and Southern Ute tribal councils have voted to maintain strict protective measures

Coronavirus Primary category in which blog post is published

Colorado sewage treatment plants are examining your poop for coronavirus clues. Seriously.

Humans begin to shed coronavirus in their feces within three days of infection, which could provide a heads up on outbreaks. At least three Colorado water treatment systems are studying poo for warning signs.

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A bitter freeze and coronavirus have sprouted big problems for Palisade’s peach season

Growers on Colorado’s Western Slope knew they had a market problem because of COVID-19. But killing freezes last week put an end to their worrying about too much fruit this summer and now some are wondering if they’ll even have enough.

Coronavirus Primary category in which blog post is published

Colorado has the largest population of Cora people outside Mexico. Coronavirus has cut them off.

Work to reach 160 speakers of indigenous language also looped in Latinx folks who had been reluctant to self-report symptoms of the coronavirus.

Coronavirus Primary category in which blog post is published

It’s unclear if Colorado counties can legally evict visitors to slow coronavirus. But one is doing it anyway.

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton argues that Gunnison County’s order intended to keep the community’s small hospital from being overwhelmed is unconstitutional. Other Colorado communities are following suit to shut out visitors.