Position: Food & business editor

Email: ngonzales@durangoherald.com

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

The zucchinis are coming back to Bayfield

Have a squash-based dish you’d like to share with the community? Head to the fifth annual Zucchini Extravaganza from noon to 2 p.m. this Saturday at Bayfield’s Pine River Library. Thanks to the...

DATE: Sept. 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Food

Farmers Market: Tilted Earth Farm recovering from 416 aftermath

Tilted Earth Farm is dedicated to regenerative agriculture but is in the process of getting back on its feet after being struck by disaster. “We started our farm at the James Ranch last year,”...

DATE: Sept. 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Food

Animas Museum and Ska bring back a ‘whoop-e-tee-whoop’ from the past

Today, Durango is home to a variety of local-made beverages, from Animas Brewing Co. beers to Zuberfizz sodas. A century ago, Durango was home to another famous beverage: John Kellenberger’s...

DATE: Sept. 10, 2019 | CATEGORY: Food

‘Durango: Wild Lands’ takes gamers to world of dinosaurs

Search for “Durango” in your phone’s app store, and one of the first results you’ll find, surprisingly, is a dinosaur-centric mobile game called “Durango: Wild Lands.” The game, developed by South...

DATE: Sept. 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Farmers Market: Durango’s Becky Woodbridge makes ‘Bitchin Cookies’

When Becky Woodbridge moved to Durango a year an a half ago, she had trouble baking. A lifelong cook, she played around with recipes until one night, while she was making cookies for her daughter,...

DATE: Sept. 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Food

Seasons changing with addition of new chefs, manager

As summer draws to a close, Seasons of Durango is also changing. The restaurant’s previous executive chef, Dennis Morrisroe, has left to become the new general manager of the Sunnyside Farms...

DATE: Sept. 3, 2019 | CATEGORY: Food

Unique Le Natural tries to ‘exemplify the microfarming idea’

In the words of owner Brian McCollaum, Unique Le Natural “does a little bit of everything.” The six-year-old farm raises goats and uses their milk to produce soaps, lotions and shampoo bars. The...

DATE: Aug. 28, 2019 | CATEGORY: Food

San Juan Brewfest turns 21 with ‘exceptional beers,’ fundraising

The San Juan Brewfest came of age Saturday – celebrating its 21st birthday – and according to Business Improvement District Executive Director Tim Walsworth, it was the best one yet. He said that...

DATE: Aug. 27, 2019 | CATEGORY: Food

Farmers Market: Breen Mesa Farm Creamery has goat cheese

Breen Mesa Farms Creamery opened in May of this year, and according to owner Edit Aquarian, it is “the only FDA-approved mobile milk parlor in Colorado.” The farm and creamery specializes in soft...

DATE: Aug. 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Food

The Kennebec brings a farmers market to Hesperus

Prior to this summer, residents of Hesperus and Durango West looking for a market for fresh produce and other items had to make the trip all the way into Durango or Mancos. Now, they have an...

DATE: Aug. 20, 2019 | CATEGORY: Food

Farmers Market: Durango’s Two Bears Farm makes CBD products

Durango’s Two Bears Farm specializes in one compound and the products you can put it in – cannabidol, or CBD, derived from hemp. “We create CBD products,” said Chris Burgess, operations manager of...

DATE: Aug. 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Food

Farmers Market: Fiddling Potter creates art and music

After a career educating students in Arizona about art, Yvonne Holland of Durango continues to make it, now selling it as the Fiddling Potter Studio. “I was an art teacher for 33 years,” Holland...

DATE: Aug. 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Food

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