Nick Gonzales

Position: Herald staff writer

Resurrection Fest celebrates Easter in Durango

Members of several area churches came together over the weekend in downtown Durango for a parade and lunch as part of Resurrection Fest, a three-day celebration of Easter. The festival was...

DATE: April 6, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango man arrested after driving into ditch at roadblock

A Durango man arrested Friday night faces charges including DUI and eluding officers after allegedly driving into a ditch to avoid a roadblock and bumping into a police officer’s vehicle. About...

DATE: March 20, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

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

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

DATE: Feb. 28, 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

Saturday morning fire destroys apartment of Manna head chef

A fire that occurred early Saturday morning has left one of Durango’s helpers of those in need, in need of some help himself. Firefighters with the Durango Fire Protection District responded about...

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

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: Feb. 2, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

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

On Saturday, visitors to the La Plata County Fairgrounds saw the Exhibition Hall transformed into a large-scale COVID-19 vaccination distribution facility. About 300 people received the vaccine...

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

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. 22, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

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. 22, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Diane’s Tortilla Burger serves up homemade fare in southeast La Plata County

Located on the intersection of County Roads 307 and 308, Diane’s Tortilla Burger is not exactly centrally located. It’s closest neighbors are three natural gas plants, not far from the Durango-La...

DATE: Aug. 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

‘The Heroes’ merges Navajo origin story with comics

The legend of the Monster Slayer Twins is an important part of the Navajo creation story. And soon, an adaptation of the story will be gracing the shelves of comic book stores around the Four...

DATE: Oct. 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Arts and Entertainment

40 years ago, Tamarron was the site of a cinematic disaster

On Feb 8, 1978, more than 800 residents lined the street in front of the Strater Hotel, hoping to be in an avalanche. Not a real one but a cinematic one – the film “Avalanche,” directed by Corey...

DATE: Aug. 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Arts and Entertainment

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