Position: Regional 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. Read More Hide

Durango’s Howard Grotts wins two stages, places second at Cyprus Sunshine Cup

Durango professional mountain biker Howard Grotts enjoyed one of his best weeks of racing in Europe. The three-time defending USA Cycling cross-country mountain bike national champion rode to a...

DATE: Feb. 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Kings of Whalen: No. 21 Fort Lewis College outplays Westminster to win RMAC

Fort Lewis College, a small school in the mountain town of Durango with less resources than its rivals, is champion of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference for the second time in the last three...

DATE: Feb. 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: College Sports

Fort Lewis College women’s lacrosse comeback falls short at CSU-Pueblo

Fort Lewis College went down early, stormed back to make it a game but eventually fell to the ThunderWolves on Saturday in Pueblo. In the second game of the season, the FLC women’s lacrosse team...

DATE: Feb. 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: College Sports

RMAC basketball title fight in Durango between Fort Lewis College, Westminster College

One game for a conference championship – it doesn’t get much bigger than Saturday night’s showdown at Whalen Gymnasium. No. 21 Fort Lewis College men’s basketball will host the Westminster College...

DATE: Feb. 23, 2018 | UPDATED: 1 day 4 hours ago | CATEGORY: College Sports

Durango mountain biker Howard Grotts shines with stage win at Cyprus Sunshine Cup

After a few strong weeks of training in Texas and a week spent pedaling through snow in Durango, Howard Grotts traveled to Cyprus to open the 2018 mountain bike season. Durango’s Grotts, 25, opened...

DATE: Feb. 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Robbins leads Durango ski team at CHSAA state championships

The Durango High School skiing team earned a big win at the state championships, but the win will come in 2019. After DHS athletic director Adam Bright made an Olympic-worthy presentation to the...

DATE: Feb. 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Durango cyclist Quinn Simmons wins first junior road race at Valley of the Sun

A few mountain bike connections landed Durango teenager Quinn Simmons on his first road racing team. In his first stage race, Simmons won two of three stages to claim the general classification...

DATE: Feb. 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Sports

Adams State University dunks No. 21 Fort Lewis College basketball

Fort Lewis College suffered something it hasn’t had to endure much of the last three seasons under head coach Bob Pietrack: consecutive losses. No. 21 FLC (21-5, 17-4 Rocky Mountain Athletic...

DATE: Feb. 20, 2018 | UPDATED: 4 days 20 hours ago | CATEGORY: College Sports

Durango girls basketball, overachievers all year, eliminated by Palmer Ridge

After a 1-9 start to the season, the Durango High School girls basketball team justifiably could have looked ahead to the 2018-19 season. Instead, the group of girls matched the determination of...

DATE: Feb. 20, 2018 | UPDATED: 4 days 20 hours ago | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Herrera scores 36, Fort Lewis College shoots past Adams State University

Kayla Herrera was unstoppable Tuesday, and she carried the Fort Lewis College women’s basketball team to a road win it desperately needed. FLC (20-7, 14-7 Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference) rolled...

DATE: Feb. 20, 2018 | UPDATED: 4 days 20 hours ago | CATEGORY: College Sports

Three place at state wrestling for La Plata County

Three boys from La Plata County found the podium at the Colorado High School Activities Association state wrestling championships Saturday at the Pepsi Center in Denver. Bayfield’s Garrett Beebe...

DATE: Feb. 17, 2018 | UPDATED: 6 days 22 hours ago | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Fort Lewis College lacrosse gives No. 22 Colorado Mesa tough match

Fort Lewis College’s women’s lacrosse team made an early statement that it aims to compete with the top teams in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference. The Skyhawks opened the season on the road...

DATE: Feb. 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: College Sports