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

Role-playing games regaining popularity in Durango

A small thief carefully inserts a metal rod into a lock and wiggles it around until it clicks. As the locked door opens, the adventurer motions for the other members of her party to enter the newly...

DATE: Jan. 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Durango High School resurrects its culinary education program

Durango High School has resurrected its culinary education program after several years without one. In 2017, the school hired culinary teacher Jessica Bright, resumed offering cooking classes and...

DATE: Jan. 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Food

Review: Star Wars: The Last Jedi

If 2015’s “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” had one fault, it was that it was an almost beat-for-beat retelling of the original, “A New Hope.” (Don’t get me wrong – it was still very enjoyable.) “The...

DATE: Dec. 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

Seasons to donate to Napa/Sonoma fires fund

Seasons Rotisserie & Grill is no stranger to fire. On Feb. 22, 2008, the downtown restaurant was gutted by a blaze that claimed two other businesses on the 700 block of Main Avenue and injured...

DATE: Dec. 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Food

Review: ‘Justice League’: Not the most original, but fun nonetheless

Tell me if this synopsis sounds familiar (spoiler alert): A villain with a horned helmet arrives on Earth (at the behest of another bad guy from space who isn’t really in the movie) to find a box...

DATE: Nov. 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

Farmers Market Profile: RazzMaTazz Berries brings Aztec-area raspberries

RazzMaTazz Berries specializes in one thing above all else: raspberries. The farm, located at 30 Road 3302 between Aztec and Flora Vista in New Mexico, produces both fresh berries and jams and...

DATE: Sept. 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Food

Farmers Market Profile: SolaVita Kombucha brings healthful beverage

Rachel Bennett and Gabriella Ranzi were looking to start a holistic health business. In July, their dream materialized in the form of SolaVita Kombucha. “Our education and backgrounds and...

DATE: Sept. 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Food

State wineries, cannabis give Telluride event Colorado focus

The Telluride Wine Festival is set to return Thursday through Sunday, for its 36th year. This time, however, its organizers have a few changes in mind. Among the festival’s 30 events are a number...

DATE: June 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Food

Downtown distillery gaining recognition

With six breweries, Durango is certainly a craft-beer town, but beers are not the only alcoholic products making a name for themselves. Durango Craft Spirits is on a streak, winning awards for its...

DATE: May 30, 2017 | CATEGORY: Food

Sheriff’s office investigating homicide at Lightner Creek Mobile Home Park

The La Plata County Sheriff’s Office is searching for three suspects considered armed and dangerous that fled the scene of a fatal shooting at about 1:15 p.m. Sunday at Lightner Creek Mobile Home...

DATE: May 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’ improves on the first

In 2014, the groovy, lighthearted “Guardians of the Galaxy” was a breath of fresh air, at least when it comes to superhero movies. Then, like now, there was a trend to make every comic book...

DATE: May 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

‘The LEGO Batman Movie’ a fun action-comedy

After almost two decades of grim, gritty Batman films, it’s great to see the Caped Crusader lighten up. A sorta-sequel to 2014’s “LEGO Movie,” “The LEGO Batman Movie” is delightful...

DATE: Feb. 11, 2017 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

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