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

Durangoan invents and sells new style of seed-based spreads

Fifteen or so years ago, Phillip Snyder was experimenting in his kitchen, trying to find ways to cut dairy from his diet. Mixing sesame-seed based tahini, apple cider vinegar and honey resulted in...

DATE: Oct. 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Food

Farmers Market: Colors of the Earth captures the essence of plants in fabric

At Colors of the Earth, Tricia Gourley makes wearable and decorative art and textiles through a process called botanical printing. Gourley’s creations capture the images of leaves – harvested...

DATE: Oct. 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Food

Carver Brewing’s Lightner Creek Lager wins medal at Great American Beer Festival

DENVER – Carver Brewing Co.’s Lightner Creek Lager won the bronze medal in the light lager category at the Great American Beer Festival on Saturday in Denver. About 90 beers were entered in the...

DATE: Oct. 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Food

Farmers Market: Thimbleberry Smoothie Co. seeks to nourish the community

For market-goers seeking a place to get a fruity breakfast, one option is Thimbleberry Smoothie Co.’s purple trailer. The company, co-run by Ryell Carley and Kim DeVenero, sells organic,...

DATE: Oct. 2, 2019 | CATEGORY: Food

Good Food Collective connects food and those who need it

Since it formed in October 2017, the Good Food Collective has grown in its mission to reinstate an intact regional food system. “We see food, and especially local food, as this way to provide...

DATE: Oct. 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: Food

Farmers Market: Gallery H fashions practically anything from wood

A woodworker for about 15 years and a Durangoan for about seven, Tim Hassemer makes everything under the sun. “You name it. I build everything – anything from earrings to cabinetry, furniture,...

DATE: Sept. 25, 2019 | CATEGORY: Food

Durango gets hazy with its IPAs

Clear, bitter and piney, West Coast-style India pale ales have been the darlings of the American craft beer movement for decades. But recently, a new challenger has appeared from the East – New...

DATE: Sept. 24, 2019 | CATEGORY: Food

Farmers Market: Orchard House Farm transitioning into Bear Balm

Orchard House Farm sells a variety of edible and skincare products, but this may be the last season to purchase many of them. The 10-year-old, Hermosa-based business is leaving behind the organic,...

DATE: Sept. 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Food

The zucchinis are coming back to Bayfield

Have a squash-based dish you’d like to share with the community? Head to the fifth annual Zucchini Extravaganza from noon to 2 p.m. this Saturday at Bayfield’s Pine River Library. Thanks to the...

DATE: Sept. 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Food

Farmers Market: Tilted Earth Farm recovering from 416 aftermath

Tilted Earth Farm is dedicated to regenerative agriculture but is in the process of getting back on its feet after being struck by disaster. “We started our farm at the James Ranch last year,”...

DATE: Sept. 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Food

Animas Museum and Ska bring back a ‘whoop-e-tee-whoop’ from the past

Today, Durango is home to a variety of local-made beverages, from Animas Brewing Co. beers to Zuberfizz sodas. A century ago, Durango was home to another famous beverage: John Kellenberger’s...

DATE: Sept. 10, 2019 | CATEGORY: Food

‘Durango: Wild Lands’ takes gamers to world of dinosaurs

Search for “Durango” in your phone’s app store, and one of the first results you’ll find, surprisingly, is a dinosaur-centric mobile game called “Durango: Wild Lands.” The game, developed by South...

DATE: Sept. 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

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