Articles By Nancy Lofholm

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A hemp green rush is remaking agriculture in Colorado — complete with get-rich CBD dreams and flimflam profiteers

80,000 acres of cropland have been converted to hemp by farmers projecting big profits from CBD sales. But Colorado’s regulatory framework hasn’t kept up with the boom.

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An early freeze loomed for Colorado’s grapes, but wine drinkers’ evolving taste is the real threat

As varieties like riesling — which grows well in the Grand Valley — fall out of fashion, wine grape growers are in a delicate balance of supply and demand.

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Lockheed Martin sniffs around for space in Grand Junction

With recent BLM win, Western Slope city hopes to land a piece of aerospace

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A Western Colorado professor’s mosquito book created so much buzz that it brought him to tears

Timothy Winegard’s book, “The Mosquito: A Human History of Our Deadliest Predator,” hit the New York Times bestseller list in early August

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In the age of “go back where you came from,” Palisade carries on tradition of thanking orchard workers before they leave

Peach growers in Colorado are trying to secure workers for next year’s harvest even as this season’s fruit remains to be picked

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Colorado State University is fast-forwarding archaeology with tech to help future researchers understand today’s Earth

The Earth Archive project could leave future generations the best source of information showing what today’s world looks like.

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An army of teen employees is helping fight a Colorado tourist town’s worker shortage

About 75% of the freshman class is at work this summer, and still, shops and restaurants close early or open late due to affordable-housing sparked worker shortage

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Sweet corn put Olathe on the map, but seeds of economic revival didn’t take

Olathe Sweet Corn Festival has moved to Montrose and the town still is wrestling with troubling changes back in the ‘80s that spurred grower John Harold to pitch ‘Olathe Sweet’ to the world.

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Gunnison’s farm season has grown by 28 days. The proof is in “Barometer” Bartleson’s weather records.

118 years of data crunched by weather “backcaster” tells a climate story that plenty of people in the high-mountain valley are talking about.