John Livingston

Position: Herald Sports Editor

Email: jlivingston@durangoherald.com

About: John Livingston is a native of Colorado who graduated from the University of Colorado with a degree in journalism and mass communications. Before coming to ... Durango, he served as the sports editor at the Farmington Daily Times where he won awards for column writing and sports coverage. John joined the Durango Herald as a sports reporter in 2014. When he isn’t on the sports desk, John spends his time snowboarding, fishing, golfing, mountain biking or hiking mountains.

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Alan Batiste back as head coach of Durango boys basketball

An offseason of questions surrounding the head coach of the boys basketball team at Durango High School finally found answers this week. Alan Batiste will return to the Demons’ bench for an eighth...

DATE: July 27, 2017 | UPDATED: 6 minutes ago | CATEGORY: High School Sports

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Howard Grotts wins third consecutive cross country mountain bike national championship

Howard Grotts rolled past the finish line with a flat front tire to secure a mountain biking dynasty. Fighting a deep field of riders, a wet and muddy course on Snowshoe Mountain in West Virginia...

DATE: July 23, 2017 | UPDATED: 4 days 1 hour ago | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

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Durango’s Chris Blevins best under-23 on a mountain bike at nationals

Chris Blevins was one flat tire away Thursday from landing on a podium with the top professional men’s mountain bikers in the United States. Sunday, he left no doubt who the top under-23 rider is...

DATE: July 23, 2017 | UPDATED: 4 days 3 hours ago | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

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Quinn Simmons wins junior cross country mountain bike title

Quinn Simmons had to surrender a Stars and Stripes jersey Thursday. He earned a new one Saturday. The 16-year-old mountain biker from Durango claimed the USA Cycling Mountain Bike National...

DATE: July 23, 2017 | UPDATED: 4 days 3 hours ago | CATEGORY: Sports

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Howard Grotts claims second short-track mountain bike national championships

Howard Grotts watched Specialized Factory Racing teammate Kate Courtney get a flat tire with a massive lead in the women’s short-track cross country race Friday, ending her hopes of claiming this...

DATE: July 21, 2017 | UPDATED: 4 days 3 hours ago | CATEGORY: Sports

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Durango’s Quinn Simmons takes second at USA Cycling Mountain Bike Nationals

As a 15-year-old, Quinn Simmons burst onto the United States junior mountain biking scene with a stunning national championship in short-track cross country. He did it while competing against...

DATE: July 20, 2017 | UPDATED: 6 days 1 hour ago | CATEGORY: Sports

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Record number 126 finish the Hardrock 100

A new record fell at the 2017 Hardrock Hundred Endurance Run. Before the cutoff time of 48 hours at 6 a.m. Sunday in Silverton, 126 runners completed the 100.5-mile trek through the San Juan...

DATE: July 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Sports

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Caroline Chaverot gets lost, falls, wins Hardrock 100

Caroline Chaverot was lost in the dark, pacing up and down a steep mountainside, fearing she had lost the race in the process. Bloody and beaten, Chaverot found the trail after what she estimated...

DATE: July 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

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Kilian Jornet dislocates shoulder, continues 87 miles for Hardrock 100 win

SILVERTON Kilian Jornet boasts a résumé full of elite accomplishments. When he kissed the finisher’s rock at the Hardrock Hundred Endurance Run at 6:32 a.m. Saturday, he had turned in perhaps the...

DATE: July 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

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Kilian Jornet, Caroline Chaverot led at halfway point

No runner continued without adversity as the leaders hit the halfway point of the 2017 Hardrcok Hundred Endurance Run. Three-time defending champion Kilian Jornet of Spain was spotted running with...

DATE: July 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

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Hardrock 100 start line a victory for Canadian trail runner Adam Campbell after near-fatal accident

Tumbling 100 feet down a mountain side, bouncing off and sliding down sharp rocks, Adam Campbell’s life and career as an ultrarunner became jeopardized every inch of the fall. Reaching the start...

DATE: July 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

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Todd Wells crushes the Tushars in Utah gravel race

Gravel is growing, and Todd Wells is on board. Wells, a 41-year-old professional mountain biker from Durango and three-time Olympian, tackled the Crusher in the Tushar race on July 9 in Beaver,...

DATE: July 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports