Position: Food & business editor

Email: [email protected]

Phone Number: (970) 375-4554

About: Nick Gonzales has been a copy editor and page designer for The Durango Herald since June 2015. He graduated from Fort Lewis College with honors in 2008 with a bachelor’s in writing and a minor in philosophy. In college, he was the chief copy editor of the campus newspaper, The Independent, as well as co-president of the Sigma Tau Delta English Honor Society and vice president of the Scarlet Letters creative writing club. Prior to joining the Herald, he worked as a writer and editor in the English as a second language industry and as a data analyst for several mines while living in Rio Rancho, New Mexico. He has lived in Durango off and on since 1996. In his free time, Nick is an avid reader and film buff. Read More

Winter storm warning issued for Animas River Basin beginning Saturday

The National Weather Service issued a winter storm warning for the Animas River Basin – including Durango, Bayfield and Ignacio – beginning at 5 p.m. Saturday through 11 p.m. Sunday. “We’re looking...

DATE: Feb. 13, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango School District 9-R staff members get their first COVID-19 vaccine

By the end of the day Saturday, the majority of Durango School District 9-R’s teachers and staff members had received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. 9-R Superintendent Dan Snowberger...

DATE: Feb. 13, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Forget ‘Yellow’: La Plata and Archuleta counties drop to Level Blue

La Plata and Archuleta counties skipped Level Yellow and moved into Level Blue last weekend on the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment’s COVID-19 dial. And while the public health...

DATE: Feb. 6, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Saturday morning fire destroys apartment of Manna head chef

A fire that occurred early Saturday morning has left one of Durango’s helpers of those in need, in need of some help himself. Firefighters with the Durango Fire Protection District responded about...

DATE: Feb. 6, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

What’s the secret to pairing beer with food?

When it comes to pairing beer and food, Durango has a world-class expert. Sean Clark is the chief operations officer and executive chef at Peak Food & Beverage, which runs Bird’s, El Moro Spirits &...

DATE: Feb. 3, 2021 | CATEGORY: Food

Oh Hi Beverages adds high-THC drinks to the mix

Judging by its breweries, distilleries, coffee roasters, soda makers and sports supplements, the Durango area clearly has a thing for drinks. And in the cannabis sector, that love manifests itself...

DATE: Jan. 31, 2021 | CATEGORY: Business

How do you find out if you’re eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine?

If you find the process by which residents of La Plata County receive notifications about the COVID-19 vaccine confusing, you’re not alone. “I think the reason it’s complicated to begin with is...

DATE: Jan. 30, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango bar and eatery adds indoor seating outdoors

As COVID-19 – and the restrictions associated with it – lingers through the winter, one of the issues plaguing bars and eateries is the diminished indoor seating capacity. The Union Social House,...

DATE: Jan. 24, 2021 | CATEGORY: Business

Inside La Plata County’s community COVID-19 vaccination site

Visitors to the La Plata County Fairgrounds saw the Exhibit Hall transformed into a large-scale COVID-19 vaccination distribution facility, where about 300 people received the vaccine Saturday...

DATE: Jan. 23, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

The Soup Palette returns to Durango

Like a Renaissance fresco receiving a fresh restoration, a favorite Durango restaurant has been restored – albeit in a different form – after fading away for a time. Before it closed in January...

DATE: Jan. 20, 2021 | CATEGORY: Food

When it comes to COVID-19, Hinsdale County sits alone at Level Blue

Looking at a current map of Colorado with each county color-coded with its COVID-19 dial level, the state is a sea of orange (with a few shoals of yellow in Gunnison, Saguache and Jackson counties...

DATE: Jan. 16, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Precipitation possible in Durango on Saturday afternoon and evening

Durango and Southwest Colorado could see some precipitation Saturday afternoon, but it might be the last of it the area sees for a while. The National Weather Service gives Durango a 30% chance of...

DATE: Jan. 9, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

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