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

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

Farmington comic book shop fills Four Corners niche

FARMINGTON – Stepping into Farmington’s Tales of Tomorrow is like traveling to another era. In fact, upon entering the store, the first sound a customer hears is the door-swoosh sound effect of the...

DATE: June 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Books

Farmers Market Profile: All Seasons Farm expands its offerings

All Seasons Farm in Bayfield is mostly known for the tomatoes and asparagus it grows in its big, heated greenhouse. But those are just two of the things farmers are producing in their fifth season,...

DATE: June 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Food

Vanasoap sells homemade, artisan, palm-free soaps

Vanessa McCowan originally took up soap-making as a hobby, but she now sells them as Vanasoap at the Durango Farmer’s Market. “I started off giving them as gifts to friends and family,” she said....

DATE: June 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Food

Farmers Market Profile: Skywater Alpaca Fibers loses its alpacas

Skywater Alpaca Fibers has been at the Durango Farmers Market since last year, but its products might be in limited supply. Alison Epstein, who runs Skywater, has raised alpacas since about 2003,...

DATE: May 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Food

Farmers Market Profile: Schwebach’s Cedar Hill Farm brings produce from down south

For Michael and Diane Schwebach, the owners of Schwebach’s Cedar Hill Farm, farming has long been a family business. Before, relocating to Cedar Hill, New Mexico – just across the Colorado border –...

DATE: May 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Food

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