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

Ska Brewing, Peach Street to open ‘brewstillery’ in Boulder

When spring returns in 2020, it will bring a new hybrid “brewstillery” featuring Ska Brewing Co. beers and Peach Street Distillers spirits to Boulder. In the meantime, preparations to open the...

DATE: Nov. 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

The greatest coffee roaster on Earth?

DENVER – Bayfield isn’t necessarily known for its great coffee, but in Shelby Williamson, the town produced one of the top coffee roasters in the United States. At the World Coffee Roasting...

DATE: Oct. 30, 2019 | CATEGORY: Food

Farmers Market: Horvath Honey keeps it simple in western La Plata County

Frances Horvath and her youngest son have kept bees for the past four years and have been selling honey for the last three as Horvath Honey. “It’s really tasty,” she said. Horvath is based on the...

DATE: Oct. 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: Food

Farmers Market: Suzy Williams creates jewelery based on nature

Through her business, Suzy W Design, Suzy Williams creates and sells jewelry inspired by landscapes and animals. “I do a lot of landscapes because that’s what kind of motivates me – I’m always out...

DATE: Oct. 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Food

Durangoan invents and sells new style of seed-based spreads

Fifteen or so years ago, Phillip Snyder was experimenting in his kitchen, trying to find ways to cut dairy from his diet. Mixing sesame-seed based tahini, apple cider vinegar and honey resulted in...

DATE: Oct. 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Food

Farmers Market: Colors of the Earth captures the essence of plants in fabric

At Colors of the Earth, Tricia Gourley makes wearable and decorative art and textiles through a process called botanical printing. Gourley’s creations capture the images of leaves – harvested...

DATE: Oct. 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Food

Carver Brewing’s Lightner Creek Lager wins medal at Great American Beer Festival

DENVER – Carver Brewing Co.’s Lightner Creek Lager won the bronze medal in the light lager category at the Great American Beer Festival on Saturday in Denver. About 90 beers were entered in the...

DATE: Oct. 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Food

Farmers Market: Thimbleberry Smoothie Co. seeks to nourish the community

For market-goers seeking a place to get a fruity breakfast, one option is Thimbleberry Smoothie Co.’s purple trailer. The company, co-run by Ryell Carley and Kim DeVenero, sells organic,...

DATE: Oct. 2, 2019 | CATEGORY: Food

Good Food Collective connects food and those who need it

Since it formed in October 2017, the Good Food Collective has grown in its mission to reinstate an intact regional food system. “We see food, and especially local food, as this way to provide...

DATE: Oct. 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: Food

Farmers Market: Gallery H fashions practically anything from wood

A woodworker for about 15 years and a Durangoan for about seven, Tim Hassemer makes everything under the sun. “You name it. I build everything – anything from earrings to cabinetry, furniture,...

DATE: Sept. 25, 2019 | CATEGORY: Food

Durango gets hazy with its IPAs

Clear, bitter and piney, West Coast-style India pale ales have been the darlings of the American craft beer movement for decades. But recently, a new challenger has appeared from the East – New...

DATE: Sept. 24, 2019 | CATEGORY: Food

Farmers Market: Orchard House Farm transitioning into Bear Balm

Orchard House Farm sells a variety of edible and skincare products, but this may be the last season to purchase many of them. The 10-year-old, Hermosa-based business is leaving behind the organic,...

DATE: Sept. 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Food

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