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

Dakota Jones earns second Kendall Mountain Run win

Dakota Jones returned to a familiar race as he prepares for bigger goals in 2018. The ultra-runner from Durango conquered the 12-mile Kendall Mountain Run on Saturday in Silverton with a winning...

DATE: July 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Durango mountain bikers Christopher Blevins, Howard Grotts have best World Cup results

Charged by their goal to compete at the 2020 Olympics as mountain bike teammates for the United States, Durango’s Christopher Blevins and Howard Grotts put down their best results yet on the...

DATE: July 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Fort Lewis College men’s basketball introduces loaded recruiting class

Championship basketball teams don’t have the ability to rebuild if they want to stay on top. They have to find a way to reload. The defending Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference regular season...

DATE: June 29, 2018 | CATEGORY: College Sports

Benjamin Sonntag sprints past Howard Grotts, Keegan Swenson in Carson City

All eyes were on Durango’s Howard Grotts at the third of four races for the Epic Rides Off-Road series. While Grotts maintained his overall lead in the series, it was another Durangoan who took the...

DATE: June 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

‘Whisper’ sends Durango’s Griffin Easter to stage win at Tour de Beauce

A stage win Friday at the Tour de Beauce made the week for Durango’s Griffin Easter, a former national champion road cyclist for Fort Lewis College. Easter, who now rides for the 303 Project team,...

DATE: June 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Livingston: Forest closure, 416 Fire hit hard, but we can be inspired

I’m sad. Our San Juan National Forest is closed because of the 416 Fire, the Burro Fire and extreme drought. Our local trails, reservoirs and BLM land, all closed. The access points to my favorite...

DATE: June 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Sports

Durango mountain bike talent raids GoPro Games

One of the best weekends of the year for mountain lovers came and went in Vail. As part of the action that includes everything from slacklining to dog dock jumping to kayaking, there were a couple...

DATE: June 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Howard Grotts resumes his streak at the Missoula Pro XCT

There’s something about Missoula, Montana, that brings out the best in Howard Grotts. That something is big, sustained climbs. The 25-year-old from Durango claimed the Missoula Pro XCt...

DATE: June 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Sepp Kuss wraps up Critérium; Quinn Simmons claims a road win in Europe

SAINT-GERVAIS, France –Two impressive stages Friday and Saturday set up Durango’s Sepp Kuss for a good finish, while Team Sky rider Geraint Thomas won the Critérium du Dauphiné on Sunday in France....

DATE: June 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Sepp Kuss into top-American position at Critérium du Dauphiné

While Durango’s Sepp Kuss continued to find his legs in the mountains of France, Ireland’s Dan Martin posted his first victory of the season after attacking three kilometers from the finish of the...

DATE: June 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Payson McElveen sliced at his first Dirty Kanza

Payson McElveen’s first attempt at the Dirty Kanza 200-mile gravel race went from bad to worse nearly every mile. The two-time defending marathon mountain bike national champion who calls Durango...

DATE: June 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Sepp Kuss shows climbing ability at Critérium du Dauphiné

Frenchman Julian Alaphilippe beat Dan Martin in a sprint to win the fourth stage of the Critérium du Dauphiné as the race reached the mountains Thursday in France. In the mountains, Durango’s Sepp...

DATE: June 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports