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

Pink Boots Society brings women in Durango’s beer industry together

Women belonging to an organization called the Pink Boots Society came together around the world to brew beers March 8 – International Women’s Day. And for the first time, Durango was represented by...

DATE: March 20, 2019 | CATEGORY: Food

Cantera pivots toward high-end cuisine

A year into its life at 1150 Main Ave., Cantera’s menu is changing. The restaurant wants to pivot away from stereotypical Mexican cuisine and focus on becoming a higher-end dining experience, said...

DATE: March 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Food

Collaboration Festival brings together beer makers from across Colorado

Food and beer festivals – and capitalism in general – are often based around competition. The Collaboration Festival in Denver next month, however, flips that concept on its head. And Durango is...

DATE: Feb. 20, 2019 | CATEGORY: Food

Chef serves handmade ramen at Noodle Night in Dolores

DOLORES – Hungry for handmade ramen and tapas on a Monday evening? Consider heading over to Dolores River Brewery for its new Noodle Night. But get there early. The brewery began hosting Noodle...

DATE: Feb. 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Food

Culinary creations to celebrate comic-con Snowdown

As Durango’s comic-con Snowdown kicks off, we have a gamut of food events to look forward to, including hot wing, pie and French toast eating; oyster slurping; and chili and Bloody Mary making. (To...

DATE: Jan. 30, 2019 | CATEGORY: Food

Ska Brewing Co. joins effort to aid Camp Fire victims

Northern California’s Camp Fire, which started Nov. 8 and was not contained until Nov. 28, burned 153,336 acres, killed 85 people and displaced thousands. Among the communities affected was Chico,...

DATE: Dec. 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Food

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

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