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 Hide

Howard Grotts wins his first Iron Horse Bicycle Classic in epic sprint finish

SILVERTON – Howard Grotts wouldn’t let his window to claim glory in his hometown race slip away in 2018. One year after he finished third in the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic Coca-Cola Road Race from...

DATE: May 26, 2018 | UPDATED: 2 hours 55 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Iron Horse Bicycle Classic a kickoff for Durango’s return as cycling destination

The Iron Horse Bicycle Classic has served as the biggest cycling event in Durango for the better part of its 47 years of existence. This year, though, it will signal the beginning of a season-long...

DATE: May 26, 2018 | UPDATED: 3 hours 18 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Iron Horse Bicycle Classic men’s race the ‘championship game’ for local pros

Howard Grotts was considered a strong favorite to earn his first Iron Horse Bicycle Classic Coca-Cola Men’s Road Race title as little as two weeks ago. That was until 2015 winner Keegan Swirbul...

DATE: May 24, 2018 | UPDATED: 1 day 7 hours ago | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Gravel cycling booms at Iron Horse Bicycle Classic

The popularity of the first Iron Horse Bicycle Classic gravel ride manifested into a bigger event for 2018. This year’s La Stada La Plata Gravel Ride will feature two routes with a 46-mile and...

DATE: May 24, 2018 | UPDATED: 2 days 10 hours ago | CATEGORY: Sports

A Grand showing for Durango’s Howard Grotts in Junction

Not far from home, Durango’s Howard Grotts felt more than comfortable on the trails and podium Sunday in Grand Junction. Grotts, 25, won for the second consecutive year at the Epic Rides series...

DATE: May 22, 2018 | UPDATED: 4 days 21 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Durango’s Stottlemyer swims strong at state championship

Emmett Stottlemyer closed out his high school swimming career in fine fashion Saturday. The senior competed for Durango High School at the Colorado High School Activities Association Class 4A State...

DATE: May 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Durango’s Stottlemyer qualifies for state swimming finals

Durango High School sent a small team to the Colorado High School Activities Association Class 4A Boys Swim & Dive Championships to contest four events at the U.S. Air Force Academy Natatorium. The...

DATE: May 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Sepp Kuss climbs well on toughest stage of Tour of California

The toughest stage of the 2018 Amgen Tour of California was the best for Durango’s Sepp Kuss. The 23-year-old professional cyclist for Team LottoNL-Jumbo finished 26th Friday on the 123-mile sixth...

DATE: May 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Bayfield in position for title after first day of state track and field

Jordan Lanning soared to a Class 3A state track and field championships meet record, while the Bayfield boys leaped into title contention after the first day of competition in Lakewood. Lanning, a...

DATE: May 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Sepp Kuss continues learning experience at Tour of California

The fifth stage of the 2018 Amgen Tour of California didn’t follow the same route as a year ago when Durango’s Sepp Kuss had a breakout performance with a 10th-place finish after an epic climb up...

DATE: May 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Durango’s Sepp Kuss holding ground at Tour of California

Ahead of names such as Mark Cavendish, Peter Sagan and American star Taylor Phinney is Durango’s Sepp Kuss. The 23-year-old professional cyclist from Durango sits in 48th in the general...

DATE: May 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Christopher Blevins an all-around talent, on and off the bike

Will Christopher Blevins pick a road cycling career, or will he continue to race his mountain bike? It is one of the biggest questions in American cycling. It’s also a question the 20-year-old...

DATE: May 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News