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

After being laid off during COVID-19, Dave Cuntz finds a home at The Roost

When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, it hit Durango’s restaurant industry hard. One of the casualties was Dave Cuntz, who was laid off from his position as executive chef at Carver Brewing Co. Fans of...

DATE: Nov. 17, 2020 | CATEGORY: Food

As winter approaches, Eat Zawadi diversifies its menu

As warm weather fades – but the coronavirus lingers – some eateries are changing their menus and tactics, including the relatively new Eat Zawadi. The restaurant, which opened in late spring in...

DATE: Oct. 28, 2020 | CATEGORY: Food

Durango Craft Spirits is aging a couple new bourbons

Well, 2020 might have been a bit of a bust, but 2022 is already shaping up to be a good year – at least when it comes to local bourbon. Durango Craft Spirits has two new whiskeys aging – a blue...

DATE: Oct. 4, 2020 | CATEGORY: Food

Local First Harvest Dinners reborn as new Eat Local Month

For the last four years, Local First has celebrated Durango’s local food scene by bringing people together under one tent for a multicourse Harvest Dinner fundaraiser each September. This year, as...

DATE: Sept. 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: Food

Former Ignacio science teacher makes salsa to send students to Space Camp

As of yet, Danny Jacques hasn’t been to outer space. Growing up on a ranch in Ignacio, he was fascinated by space exploration and wanted to be an astronaut. But not knowing how to accomplish that...

DATE: Aug. 19, 2020 | CATEGORY: Food

Ore House teams up with Rochester Hotel to provide alternative dining experience

While many of downtown Durango’s restaurants have reopened after COVID-19 closures, others have been quietly biding their time, including the Ore House. Because of its location on College Drive...

DATE: Aug. 18, 2020 | CATEGORY: Food

‘Keep Your Spirits Up’ takes place of 2020 San Juan Brewfest

Bad news: the San Juan Brew Fest is canceled this year thanks to COVID-19. Good news: You can still celebrate it, just a bit more privately than usual. In lieu of the Brewfest and it’s massive...

DATE: Aug. 5, 2020 | CATEGORY: Food

425 Degrees Take & Bake Pizza goes mobile

For the last five years, 425 Degrees Take & Bake Pizza at Elmore’s Corner east of Durango has been providing a family-owned option for cook-it-yourself pies, especially for residents of eastern La...

DATE: July 22, 2020 | CATEGORY: Food

Stillhouse Junkies heading out on Durango-centric yard-to yard musical tour

When the coronavirus epidemic cancels all of your live shows and tours, how do you connect with fans of your band? If you’re Durango-based roots band The Stillhouse Junkies, you hit the road anyway...

DATE: May 5, 2020 | CATEGORY: Music

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

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