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 settles in for a potentially snowy weekend

Durango and La Plata County saw some moisture early Saturday afternoon, as a storm system brought snow showers to the area. Not much of it stuck around, but that’s likely to change after sunset....

DATE: March 13, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Stick a pin in it: Fort Lewis College study measures whether dry needling affects foot posture

A small group of people were on pins and needles — or at least needles — Saturday at Fort Lewis College, as members of the school’s exercise physiology department and therapists from Absolute...

DATE: March 13, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

New restaurant, bar coming to Durango’s North Main District

Two food- and beverage-based additions are coming to Durango’s North Main District in the next month, and both are from the people who brought Zia Taqueria to the area. Sage When the north Zia...

DATE: March 8, 2021 | CATEGORY: Food

Does the upcoming week’s warming trend spell the end of winter?

The National Weather Service’s extended forecast for Durango has temperatures potentially reaching highs in the mid-50s by Friday, but fans of snow shouldn’t worry – the warming trend may only be...

DATE: Feb. 27, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango scouts collect food, money for food bank

On Feb. 20, a collection of Durango-based scouting troops completed their Scouting for Food campaign and delivered 5,231 pounds of food and $3,642 to the Durango Food Bank. Scouting for Food is a...

DATE: Feb. 27, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Winter storm warning issued for Animas River Basin beginning Saturday

The National Weather Service issued a winter storm warning for the Animas River Basin – including Durango, Bayfield and Ignacio – beginning at 5 p.m. Saturday through 11 p.m. Sunday. “We’re looking...

DATE: Feb. 13, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango School District 9-R staff members get their first COVID-19 vaccine

By the end of the day Saturday, the majority of Durango School District 9-R’s teachers and staff members had received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. 9-R Superintendent Dan Snowberger...

DATE: Feb. 13, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Forget ‘Yellow’: La Plata and Archuleta counties drop to Level Blue

La Plata and Archuleta counties skipped Level Yellow and moved into Level Blue last weekend on the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment’s COVID-19 dial. And while the public health...

DATE: Feb. 6, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Saturday morning fire destroys apartment of Manna head chef

Update: Further investigation by the Durango Fire Protection District revealed that the fire originated in Unit D of of 3218 West Second Ave., said Fire Marshal Karola Hanks. The fire burned...

DATE: Feb. 6, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

What’s the secret to pairing beer with food?

When it comes to pairing beer and food, Durango has a world-class expert. Sean Clark is the chief operations officer and executive chef at Peak Food & Beverage, which runs Bird’s, El Moro Spirits &...

DATE: Feb. 3, 2021 | CATEGORY: Food

Oh Hi Beverages adds high-THC drinks to the mix

Judging by its breweries, distilleries, coffee roasters, soda makers and sports supplements, the Durango area clearly has a thing for drinks. And in the cannabis sector, that love manifests itself...

DATE: Jan. 31, 2021 | CATEGORY: Business

How do you find out if you’re eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine?

If you find the process by which residents of La Plata County receive notifications about the COVID-19 vaccine confusing, you’re not alone. “I think the reason it’s complicated to begin with is...

DATE: Jan. 30, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

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