Position: Food & business editor

Email: [email protected]

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 Farmers Market to return for 25th year

It’s May, which means it’s time for the Durango Farmers Market, now in its 25th year, to return. The first market will be held Saturday in the parking lot of TBK Bank. The farmers market will look...

DATE: May 4, 2021 | CATEGORY: Food

Oh Hi ups the CBD dosage in its seltzers

Changing the formula doesn’t always turn out well for beverage companies, but it’s doubtful Oh Hi Beverages’ decision to include a third more CBD in its CBD seltzers will have the same effect as...

DATE: May 4, 2021 | CATEGORY: Food

Durango woman found dead after apparent bear attack

A 39-year-old woman was found dead Friday night off County Road 203 near Trimble Lane, north of Durango, after what Colorado Parks and Wildlife officials believe was a bear attack. An autopsy on...

DATE: May 1, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

COVID-19 variant detected in San Juan County, Colorado

Over the course of April, two cases of COVID-19 – one the B.1.1.7 variant of the virus – have been identified in San Juan County, Colorado. “We had a surge of cases right after the new year, and...

DATE: April 24, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Is that smoke in the skies above Durango?

If you woke up Saturday morning and thought it seemed smoky in the Durango area, you’re not alone. But according to the National Weather Service, it’s just cloudy. Kris Sanders, senior...

DATE: April 24, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Volunteers plant trees in the 416 Fire burn area

Despite a snowy forecast, a group of volunteers gathered at 9 a.m. Saturday in the 416 Fire burn area near Hermosa for an Arbor Day tree planting. The planting was organized by the nonprofit...

DATE: April 17, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Vaccinations open up to 16-, 17-year-olds in La Plata County

As they have every weekend since late January, COVID-19 vaccination clinics sprang up across La Plata County on Saturday. But unlike during previous months, some of them were also able to offer the...

DATE: April 10, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ska Brewing brings Lone Tree Brewing beer to Southwest Colorado

On March 11 and 12, 2020, representatives of Lone Tree Brewing Co. and Ska Brewing Co. met at the latter’s Durango headquarters to brew a kettle-soured Berliner Weisse for the Collaboration...

DATE: April 9, 2021 | CATEGORY: Business

Resurrection Fest celebrates Easter in Durango

Members of several area churches came together over the weekend in downtown Durango for a parade and lunch as part of Resurrection Fest, a three-day celebration of Easter. The festival was...

DATE: April 3, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango, Ignacio artists create and sell digital files as non-fungible tokens

When digital artist Beeple sold an image – titled “Everydays – The First 5000 Days” – for $69.3 million on March 11 in an auction by Christie’s, it catapulted the investment potential of...

DATE: March 21, 2021 | CATEGORY: Business

Southwest Colorado responds to MeatOut Day by celebrating meat

Fans of Colorado’s livestock industry gathered around the state Saturday to eat and promote meat in defiance of Gov. Jared Polis’ proclamation that made Saturday a statewide MeatOut Day. In...

DATE: March 20, 2021 | CATEGORY: Food

Durango man arrested after driving into ditch at roadblock

A Durango man arrested Friday night faces charges including DUI and eluding officers after allegedly driving into a ditch to avoid a roadblock and bumping into a police officer’s vehicle. About...

DATE: March 20, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

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