John Livingston

Position: Herald 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.

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Howard Grotts earns hometown King of the Mountain crown with Iron Horse mountain bike win

Howard Grotts didn’t have enough in his legs to climb with friend Sepp Kuss all the way to Silverton on Saturday. Nobody had the legs to climb with Grotts on Sunday. The 24-year-old from Durango...

DATE: May 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

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Bingham wins women’s mountain bike, Queen of the Mountain at Iron Horse Bicycle Classic

Hannah Bingham is no stranger to the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic women’s professional mountain bike race, but a course change took away familiarity for all the racers Sunday. Bingham, the 2015 IHBC...

DATE: May 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

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Sepp Kuss provides ‘sense of awe’ in Iron Horse Bicycle Classic

Sepp Kuss left his fellow racers in awe Saturday at the 46th annual Iron Horse Bicycle Classic. Kuss, a 2013 Durango High School graduate, chased down Albuquerque’s Mark Aasmundstad halfway up the...

DATE: May 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Sports

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From a bet between brothers to a Classic bike race

Tom Mayer wasn’t completely satisfied beating brother Jim and the locomotive on a bicycle ride from Durango to Silverton. He wanted people to come with him, but building a group was difficult in...

DATE: May 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Sports

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Mayer brothers develop ‘incredible legend’ with Iron Horse Bicycle Classic

It all started with a bike, a train, two brothers and a candy bar. Versions of the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic origin story have evolved over the years, like all great folklore. Facts get...

DATE: May 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Homegrown sons Howard Grotts, Sepp Kuss favorites for 46th Iron Horse Bicycle Classic

It would be almost impossible to top last year’s five-man sprint finish for the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic road race championship. The finish had everything cycling fans could ask for, with local...

DATE: May 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

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Animas High’s Mewmaw makes moves at girls golf state tournament

Faith Mewmaw showed steady improvement at the Colorado High School Activities Association Class 4A Girls Golf State Championship. Playing on the par-72 Colorado National Golf Club in Erie, Mewmaw...

DATE: May 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

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Durango’s Howard Grotts Grand in latest mountain bike win

It was another epic weekend for some of Durango’s top mountain bike talent. Howard Grotts expanded his overall lead in the Epic Rides Off-Road Series with a win in The Grand Junction Off-Road...

DATE: May 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

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Prep Spotlight: Durango’s Quinn Simmons makes his own tracks

Quinn Simmons isn’t the typical multi-sport high school student athlete. The 16-year-old from Durango is truly one-of-a-kind. Simmons is the reigning junior national champion in short-track cross...

DATE: May 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

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Animas High’s Faith Mewmaw up-and-down in first round of state golf

Faith Mewmaw is only a sophomore but already has three rounds of state championship golf on her résumé. The Animas High School girls golfer represented Durango High School on Monday in the opening...

DATE: May 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

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Hardrock 100 champion Kilian Jornet summits Mount Everest

Three-time defending Hardrock Hundred Endurance run champion Kílian Jornet Burgada checked off another major accomplishment in the early hours of Monday. The Spaniard summited Mount Everest in a...

DATE: May 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

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Sepp Kuss crushes Mt. Baldy on Stage 5 of Tour of California

Sepp Kuss is having a May to remember. The Durango native and recent graduate of the University of Colorado at Boulder is in his second full season as a professional road cyclist for the Rally...

DATE: May 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports