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 bar and eatery adds indoor seating outdoors

As COVID-19 – and the restrictions associated with it – lingers through the winter, one of the issues plaguing bars and eateries is the diminished indoor seating capacity. The Union Social House,...

DATE: Jan. 24, 2021 | CATEGORY: Business

Inside La Plata County’s community COVID-19 vaccination site

Visitors to the La Plata County Fairgrounds saw the Exhibit Hall transformed into a large-scale COVID-19 vaccination distribution facility, where about 300 people received the vaccine Saturday...

DATE: Jan. 23, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

The Soup Palette returns to Durango

Like a Renaissance fresco receiving a fresh restoration, a favorite Durango restaurant has been restored – albeit in a different form – after fading away for a time. Before it closed in January...

DATE: Jan. 20, 2021 | CATEGORY: Food

When it comes to COVID-19, Hinsdale County sits alone at Level Blue

Looking at a current map of Colorado with each county color-coded with its COVID-19 dial level, the state is a sea of orange (with a few shoals of yellow in Gunnison, Saguache and Jackson counties...

DATE: Jan. 16, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Precipitation possible in Durango on Saturday afternoon and evening

Durango and Southwest Colorado could see some precipitation Saturday afternoon, but it might be the last of it the area sees for a while. The National Weather Service gives Durango a 30% chance of...

DATE: Jan. 9, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

What does Monday’s Level Orange mean for 5-Star restaurant certifications?

On Monday, La Plata County and other Colorado counties at Level Red public health restrictions are set to enter Level Orange as Gov. Jared Polis eases regulations across the state. But restaurants...

DATE: Jan. 2, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ska Brewing Co. releases dark version of a favorite beer

Since 1999, one of the sure signs that it’s spring or summer in Durango has been Ska Brewing Co.’s Mexican Logger on the shelves. After all, those were the only seasons in which you could purchase...

DATE: Dec. 30, 2020 | CATEGORY: Food

La Plata County approved for 5-Star Business Variance Program

On Christmas Eve, La Plata County businesses received an early present from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment: approval for the 5-Star Certified Business Variance Program. La...

DATE: Dec. 26, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Pandemic gives rise to Durango-based grazing board business

In the time of COVID-19, it’s rare that the pandemic leads to the start of a food business rather than the end of one. But that is exactly what happened for Farm to Fingers, a new service that...

DATE: Dec. 23, 2020 | CATEGORY: Food

Wreaths placed in county cemeteries to honor fallen veterans

Balsam fir wreaths honoring America’s fallen veterans were placed on graves in La Plata County’s cemeteries Saturday as part of National Wreaths Across America Day. A ceremony honoring local...

DATE: Dec. 19, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ska Brewing releases new cocktail-flavored hard seltzers

With the COVID-19 pandemic at Level Red in much of Colorado at the moment, partying in person is extremely inadvisable. Ska Brewing Co., however, is banking on the idea that people might be...

DATE: Dec. 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: Food

After being laid off during COVID-19, Dave Cuntz finds a home at The Roost

When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, it hit Durango’s restaurant industry hard. One of the casualties was Dave Cuntz, who was laid off from his position as executive chef at Carver Brewing Co. Fans of...

DATE: Nov. 17, 2020 | CATEGORY: Food

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