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 High School football scrimmaging Saturday

Durango High School already has eyes on the 2019 football season. Last year, the Demons finished 6-5 and were eliminated in the first round of the Colorado High School Activities Association Class...

DATE: July 17, 2019 | UPDATED: 2 days 17 hours ago | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Hardrock helpers: Runners, companies raising money for Silverton economy

When the Hardrock Hundred Endurance Run was canceled for 2019, the ultra-marathon organizers knew and feared the economic impact it would have on Silverton, the small town in the heart of the San...

DATE: July 16, 2019 | UPDATED: 3 days 9 hours ago | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Wildcat Willis: Durango lineman commits to Kansas State football

Carver Willis traveled to some of the biggest college football schools in the surrounding states over the last year for camps and official visits. Through all the trips, he felt a special...

DATE: July 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Cancellation of 2019 Hardrock 100 doesn’t deter ultra community

There may not be a 2019 running of the Hardrock Hundred Endurance Run through the San Juan Mountains, but there will be plenty of trail running events that will provide ultra-running enthusiasts a...

DATE: July 10, 2019 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Nick Tarpley bides his time in Greco-Roman wrestling career

Up until the last year, Nick Tarpley would walk onto a wrestling mat not necessarily expecting to win. In May at the USA Wrestling Greco-Roman World Team Trials, Tarpley had visions of winning and...

DATE: July 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Durango’s Riley Amos stuns with pro podium finish at Carson City Off-Road

Nobody was surprised to see the man who stood on top of the podium after 50 miles of mountain bike racing Sunday in Nevada. The surprise came on the fourth step, and it was a doozy. While Utah’s...

DATE: July 2, 2019 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Catching up with Durango cycling star Sepp Kuss

Fresh off four grueling weeks of racing at the Giro d’Italia and Critérium du Dauphiné, Sepp Kuss blended into Durango like any other 24-year-old Durango High School graduate back home for a summer...

DATE: June 28, 2019 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Yocky an honoree for NCAA Woman of the Year

Alyssa Yocky excelled in every aspect of student life during her four years at Fort Lewis College. On Friday, her effort gained national attention. The recently graduated Skyhawks women’s...

DATE: June 28, 2019 | CATEGORY: College Sports

Leonessa Lansdowne: Top Italian basketball league calls Fort Lewis College great

A new team in a new country, but DeAndre Lansdowne is still a Lion. The 30-year-old professional basketball player from Albuquerque announced Thursday he had signed a new one-year contract with...

DATE: June 27, 2019 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Backus picked for USA Cycling team at Colorado Classic

Charlotte Backus is racing this week for a chance to wear a USA Cycling stars and stripes championship jersey. In August, she will wear red, white and blue in her home state of Colorado no matter...

DATE: June 27, 2019 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

SIMMONS SWEEP: Durango brothers claim criterium national championships

Colby Simmons had often walked into his older brother Quinn’s bedroom and looked up at the national championship jerseys displayed on his wall. He wanted some of his own. Saturday, he got his...

DATE: June 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Quinn Simmons picks up sixth cycling national championship of junior career

At only 18 years old, Durango’s Quinn Simmons has earned six USA Cycling national championship jerseys. The one he earned Thursday may have been the one that surprised him most. Nobody doubted...

DATE: June 20, 2019 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

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