Articles By Nancy Lofholm

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Lost for decades, the Colorado Orange apple variety has been found — officially

The Montezuma Orchard Restoration Project compared the fruit of a tree found near Cañon City to botanical illustrations and wax castings of award-winning apples to identify the lost treasure

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This Colorado rum is a rare spirit 100% made by women — all the way down to the forklift drivers

Top-shelf Valentia, made by high-altitude Montanya Distillers near Crested Butte, is being hailed as a sign of national gender-equity progress in craft distilling

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An apple revival near Four Corners is restoring hundreds of historic fruits — and the local ag economy

Using DNA testing in southwest Colorado, the Montezuma Orchard Restoration project welcomes back apple varieties like Winter Banana, Blue Pearmain, Ben Davis and Esopus Spitzenburg — and businesses are sprouting around them.

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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.