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

Farmers Market: Bee-Orn Apiaries produces certified natural honey

Based in Farmington, but keeping their bees along both the Animas and San Juan rivers, Bee-Orn Apiaries sells comb honey at the Durango Farmers Market. Owner Steve Rankin said the apiaries follow...

DATE: May 28, 2019 | CATEGORY: Food

Face Plant Ale returns for Iron Horse in familiar form

If there’s an official beverage of the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic, it’s the Face Plant Ale. Brewed by both Steamworks Brewing Co. and Ska Brewing Co. , the beer celebrating this weekend’s iconic...

DATE: May 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Food

Farmers Market Profile: Fenceline Cider bottles sense of place into beverages

The lone alcohol vendor at the Durango Farmers Market, Fenceline Cider, brings locally-produced cider and wine to the market. “We started a year and a half ago in Mancos and we just go around...

DATE: May 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Food

Farmers Market Profile: Sacred Song Farm reinvigorates the land

Sacred Song Farm, which specializes in beef, lamb and pork, is on a mission to reinvigorate the land around it. “We rotate our animals every single day,” said Scott Hauck, who manages the...

DATE: May 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Food

Review: ‘Detective Pikachu’ is a dark jaunt into the world of Pokemon

When “Pokemon: The First Movie” debuted in 1999, it was a critical flop (15% on Rotten Tomatoes) but also an instant commercial success, making $172.7 million at the box office worldwide. As such,...

DATE: May 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Film, TV and Streaming

Aerial arts, acrobatics showcase takes form of high school circus

Cirque de Lycée, a joint show put on by Durango Aerial Arts & Acrobatics and The Durango Circus, not only depicts high school life – the name of the show means “high school circus” in French – but...

DATE: May 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Ska Brewing to debut Rancid beer at punk rock festival

As a rule, “rancid” is not a term you want associated with something you’re about to put in your mouth. But Ska Brewing Co.’s upcoming Brewstomper Golden Ale might be the exception. The beer is the...

DATE: April 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Food

Pink Boots Society brings women in Durango’s beer industry together

Women belonging to an organization called the Pink Boots Society came together around the world to brew beers March 8 – International Women’s Day. And for the first time, Durango was represented by...

DATE: March 20, 2019 | CATEGORY: Food

Cantera pivots toward high-end cuisine

A year into its life at 1150 Main Ave., Cantera’s menu is changing. The restaurant wants to pivot away from stereotypical Mexican cuisine and focus on becoming a higher-end dining experience, said...

DATE: March 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Food

Collaboration Festival brings together beer makers from across Colorado

Food and beer festivals – and capitalism in general – are often based around competition. The Collaboration Festival in Denver next month, however, flips that concept on its head. And Durango is...

DATE: Feb. 20, 2019 | CATEGORY: Food

Chef serves handmade ramen at Noodle Night in Dolores

DOLORES – Hungry for handmade ramen and tapas on a Monday evening? Consider heading over to Dolores River Brewery for its new Noodle Night. But get there early. The brewery began hosting Noodle...

DATE: Feb. 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Food

Culinary creations to celebrate comic-con Snowdown

As Durango’s comic-con Snowdown kicks off, we have a gamut of food events to look forward to, including hot wing, pie and French toast eating; oyster slurping; and chili and Bloody Mary making. (To...

DATE: Jan. 30, 2019 | CATEGORY: Food

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