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

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

Taste of Durango to kick off summer festival season

The Taste of Durango returns Sunday. The fiesta is both the city’s largest food celebration and, to many, the event that kicks off Durango’s summer festival season. While many features of Taste ...

DATE: May 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Food

Durango Wine Experience expands its palate

In its 12th year, the Durango Wine Experience is adapting to the festival’s growth while branching out to attract more than just oenophiles. With events built around liquors, including amaro and...

DATE: April 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Food

Chef Profile: Jocelyn Skill cooked to travel the world

Durangoans may recognize pastry chef Jocelyn Skill from her Skillfully Decadent food truck at the short-lived Cha Cha’s Food Truck Corral on north Main Avenue, or perhaps as the woman who made...

DATE: Jan. 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Food

Durango School District’s farm-to-school program brings the beef

A year and a half into its existence, Durango School District 9-R’s food distribution center is thriving and has allowed the district to expand its offerings. The newest addition to school menus is...

DATE: Jan. 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Food

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

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