Position: Copy editor, page designer & food 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 Hide

Farmers Market Profile: Offbeat Family Farms brings color to the market

Offbeat Family Farm moved into Aztec, New Mexico, 10 years ago and has been brightening the Durango Farmers Market since 2014. “I like growing a lot of things that are colorful,” said Offbeat’s...

DATE: Oct. 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Food

‘The Heroes’ merges Navajo origin story with comics

The legend of the Monster Slayer Twins is an important part of the Navajo creation story. And soon, an adaptation of the story will be gracing the shelves of comic book stores around the Four...

DATE: Oct. 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Books

Farmers Market Profile: Peacetree Organix sells produce, helps you grow your own

Durango’s Peacetree Organix offers landscaping services, but at the Durango Farmers Market, it is mostly known for its fresh produce and plants from its nursery. “We sell vegetable transplants in...

DATE: Oct. 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Food

Farmers Market Profile: Stone Free has lasted since market’s inception

With the exception of James Ranch, Stone Free Farm of Arriola, north of Cortez, is the last founding member of the Durango Farmers Market remaining. Chuck Barry, who started the farm 23 years ago...

DATE: Oct. 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Food

Farmers market profile: Kerby Orchard, last holdout of a bygone industry

When Farmington’s Kerby Orchard opened in 1945, there were 40 orchards in the San Juan River Valley. Trains, at the time, hauled about 1 million pounds of apples from the valley to New York...

DATE: Oct. 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Food

Durango breweries land two golds at Great American Beer Festival

Further cementing its place in the world of craft brewing, Durango is bringing home two golds from this year’s Great American Beer Festival in Denver. Ska Brewing Co.’s Oktoberfest won the gold...

DATE: Sept. 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Food

Farmers Market Profile: Stubborn Farm & Burk Beef stubbornly endures drought

Stubborn Farm & Burk Beef, located west of Mancos, has a straightforward mission. “All we do is raise grass-fed beef. Pretty simple,” said ranch manager Dustin Stein. The ranch has had a stand at...

DATE: Sept. 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Food

40 years ago, Tamarron was the site of a cinematic disaster

On Feb 8, 1978, more than 800 residents lined the street in front of the Strater Hotel, hoping to be in an avalanche. Not a real one but a cinematic one – the film “Avalanche,” directed by Corey...

DATE: Aug. 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

Connecticut man dies Saturday on Vallecito Creek Trail

A Darien, Connecticut, man died from a suspected blockage of the pulmonary artery late Saturday afternoon on Vallecito Creek Trail. La Plata County Coroner Jann Smith identified the man as Harold...

DATE: Aug. 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Pine River Library to host Zucchini Extravaganza

If you’ve got a hankering for courgettes, then Bayfield is the place to be this weekend. In addition to the 2018 Tour de Farms, the town is hosting the fourth annual Zucchini Extravaganza. At the...

DATE: Aug. 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Food

Smiley Market hopes to act as entryway into Durango’s marketplace

In the past year, Durango’s farmers market scene has exploded, growing from one to four markets in the city. Joining the Durango, Animas City and Three Springs markets is a new market at the Smiley...

DATE: July 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Food

The Roost opens on College Drive downtown

After 6512’ closed in 2016, the space at 128 E. College Drive downtown remained vacant for two years. Now, it has reopened as The Roost. Owned by Chris and Michele Redding, who also run Cuckoo’s...

DATE: June 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Food

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