Position: Food & business editor

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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

Farmers Market: Wild Mountain Forge will sharpen your knives

There’s a lot of produce at the farmers market, but some of it would be hard to prepare without a knife. That’s where Wild Mountain Forge comes in. The Mancos-based family business sharpens knives...

DATE: July 24, 2019 | CATEGORY: Food

Chuck wagon cook-off preserves tradition through camp-style cooking

Beef, pinto beans, potatoes, dessert, biscuits and tradition. Those are the basic ingredients that will go into the meals cooked up as part of the La Plata-Archuleta Cattlemen’s Association Chuck...

DATE: July 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: Food

Farmers Market: Udder indulgence makes soap from goat’s milk

Vickie Robinson of Cedar Hill, New Mexico, has been raising and showing goats for 24 years. Eventually, she found another use for them, giving rise to Udder Indulgence, her goat’s milk soap...

DATE: July 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Food

Skagua seltzer set to release in Southwest Colorado

Durango’s Ska Brewing Co. is branching out into a new realm, at least when it comes to distribution – sparkling water. When Ska first moved into its current headquarters in 2008, the team was...

DATE: July 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Food

Farmers Market: Mancos’ High Pine Produce is all over Durango

High Pine Produce is a farm with ambitions of growing and changing. Owner Max Kirks said the farm has been an incubator at the Old Fort in Hesperus for the last three years, but moved this year to...

DATE: July 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Food

Farmers Market: Women-owned Long Table Farm focusing on plants

Long Table Farm may no longer be hosting the Three Springs Farmers Market, but it’s bringing an array of produce and flowers to the Saturday market. The farm, owned and run by Kate Sopko and Morgan...

DATE: July 2, 2019 | CATEGORY: Food

Chainless Brewing opens on north Main in Durango

Chainless Brewing, Durango's newest brewery (and the seventh if you count the two that have left), came together through a lot of hard work and also a bit of luck. Lucas Ratcliff and Jason Hughes,...

DATE: June 30, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Farmers Market: Isgar Farms a steadfast addition to the market

Isgar Farms has been coming to the Durango Farmers Market for the better part of two decades. But it’s not always smooth sailing for the farm located in Breen. “It’s 7,400 feet out there, so that’s...

DATE: June 26, 2019 | CATEGORY: Food

Primus brings wild menu to Main Avenue

For Executive Chef John Daly and his wife, Kerry, Primus represents two firsts. The new restaurant, at 1017 Main Ave. in Durango, is the first they have opened together, John said. After 26 years...

DATE: June 25, 2019 | CATEGORY: Food

Farmers Market: Jake’s Farm of Hesperus fills the poultry gap

Amy and Jonathan Reid run Jake’s Farm in Hesperus. While visiting from Chino Valley, Arizona, in August 2016, they noticed a hole in what the Durango Farmers Market offers. “We came here on...

DATE: June 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Food

Farmers Market: Shamanda Jewelry makes guitar-string, gemstone creations

Mandy Houpt of Shamanda Jewelry makes guitar-string and gemstone jewelry inspired by her husband, Shaman Houpt, a local musician and geologist. “I’m a lapidary artist, so I cut a lot of my own...

DATE: June 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Food

Market Profile: Mushroom specialist brings fungus from mountains

Brady Wilson is a 20-year Durango resident, a state-certified wild mushroom specialist, and the creator of a deodorant body spray. Formally, he represents Sacred Valley Farm at the Durango Farmers...

DATE: June 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Food

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