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Position: Regional sports editor

Email: jlivingston@durangoherald.com

Phone Number: (970) 375-4514

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. Read More

Durango climber tackles ‘The Naked Edge’ speed record

Ben Wilbur set out with his climbing partner last Wednesday and tried to break a record. They came up short. That was just fine for Wilbur, a 2015 Durango High School graduate. The record he and...

DATE: June 2, 2020 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Gillespie wins Colorado Match Play Championship qualifier

Cory Gillespie is dialed in at the right time. A week after the 2016 Durango High School graduate won the 36-hole Durango Amateur Championship golf tournament at Hillcrest Golf Club after a...

DATE: June 2, 2020 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Non-conference games among first COVID-19 casualties for Fort Lewis College sports

Non-conference games are gone for Fort Lewis College basketball for at least the 2020-21 season. It’s one of the many changes coming to NCAA Division II sports in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic....

DATE: May 30, 2020 | UPDATED: 1 day 13 hours ago | CATEGORY: College Sports

Payson McElveen conquers Durango ‘Everesting’ challenge on dirt

Rebecca Rusch issued a challenge. Durango’s Payson McElveen answered the call, and he set out to gain her respect. Rusch, one of the world’s most accomplished ultra-endurance cyclists with seven...

DATE: May 29, 2020 | UPDATED: 1 day 14 hours ago | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Gillespie claims Durango Amateur Championship

Cory Gillespie needed to exhale after his round of golf Sunday. A tough 6-over-par 77 at Hillcrest Golf Club had him chasing after 18 holes of the 36-hole Durango Amateur Championship. Monday,...

DATE: May 27, 2020 | UPDATED: 5 days 2 hours ago | CATEGORY: Sports

Sabrina Stanley stays thankful in Silverton, even without Hardrock

After professional ultra-runner Sabrina Stanley won the 2018 Hardrock Hundred Endurance Run , she decided to move full time from Steamboat Springs to the Hardrock’s host town of Silverton. The move...

DATE: May 26, 2020 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Cyclists keep their distance from Durango to Silverton

The dirt called on a day when the asphalt typically rules the cycling world in Durango and Silverton. With the 49th edition of the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic canceled because of the COVID-19...

DATE: May 23, 2020 | CATEGORY: Sports

Hardrock 100 canceled for second time in as many years

The Hardrock Hundred Endurance Run can’t catch a break. After unveiling a loaded field of U.S. and international runners selected through the lottery in December 2018, the Hardrock 100...

DATE: May 23, 2020 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Youth sports organizations feel heat of COVID-19

The new coronavirus pandemic has exposed the delicate financial footing on which professional and college sports stand. Youth sports are no different. While states such as Florida, Kansas, Iowa,...

DATE: May 22, 2020 | CATEGORY: Youth Sports

Officials warn against rogue Iron Horse cyclists

A road ride from Durango to Silverton on the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend is an annual rite of passage for many cyclists. Not this year. The Iron Horse Bicycle Classic canceled the 49th...

DATE: May 20, 2020 | CATEGORY: Sports

National champ Maddie Jo Robbins stays home with Fort Lewis College cycling

The last two years have been a whirlwind for up-and-coming women’s mountain biking star Madeline “Maddie Jo” Robbins. She hopes to slow it down this year while still riding fast at her hometown...

DATE: May 19, 2020 | CATEGORY: College Sports

Ouray Via Ferrata adds adrenaline to town’s already adventurous spirit

The Switzerland of America is about to have an added European feel for visitors. After four years of work, the Ouray Via Ferrata will open to the public Memorial Day weekend. A via ferrata, a...

DATE: May 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

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