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

Durango Parks and Recreation bringing back summer softball

Softball is back in Durango. More sports may soon follow. Durango Parks & Recreation sent an email to captains to inform adult men’s, women’s and coed teams that the summer season will begin the...

DATE: June 30, 2020 | CATEGORY: Sports

Milliet ‘steps into the light’ for NC Courage in NWSL Challenge Cup opener

It started with a knee, it ended in fireworks. Professional team sports made a return to the United States on Saturday for the first time since the coronavirus pandemic shut everything down in...

DATE: June 27, 2020 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

CHSAA has cautious optimism fall sports will play as scheduled

A hopeful message to high school athletes was followed by a caution to district administrators. Colorado High School Activities Association Commissioner Rhonda Blanford-Green issued a statement...

DATE: June 26, 2020 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Mack the man for Montezuma-Cortez football

As a young player, Ivan Mack knew he wanted to return to Montezuma-Cortez as a coach. After a year as an assistant, Mack is now the head coach of the Panthers football team. Mack, who spent two...

DATE: June 25, 2020 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Laura Thweatt reacts to 2020 New York City Marathon cancellation

After she ran the U.S. Olympic Trials marathon in February in Atlanta, Durango’s Laura Thweatt had some time to look at what was next. She had decided to return to the New York City Marathon, the...

DATE: June 24, 2020 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

John Peel releases new edition of ‘Hiking Trails of Southwestern Colorado’

It was time for an update. Durango writer John Peel will introduce the fifth edition of the highly popular guidebook “Hiking Trails of Southwestern Colorado” on Tuesday during a special virtual...

DATE: June 20, 2020 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Fort Lewis College cycling funding hits steep downhill

The Fort Lewis College cycling program took more than a 28% cut as the college moved to trim $1.85 million from the general fund budget. FLC cycling, which has won 24 USA Cycling collegiate...

DATE: June 19, 2020 | CATEGORY: College Sports

Fort Lewis College athletics gets $127,000 cut from general fund

Fort Lewis College won’t have to cut any of its 14 NCAA Division II athletics programs in the wake of budget cuts forced by the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. That’s the good news. The bad news...

DATE: June 18, 2020 | CATEGORY: College Sports

Rawles gets a trilogy of hole-in-one glory

Facing a tough hole location with 140 yards of water to carry, Kirk Rawles gripped the women’s 8-iron in his hands and struck the golf ball high into a swirling breeze. The Titleist Pro VI golf...

DATE: June 17, 2020 | CATEGORY: Sports

An ‘intriguing’ format change for mountain bike nationals possible

The mountain bike national championships, if held, could have a very different look in 2020. USA Cycling sent out its latest communication Tuesday regarding its premier mountain bike event that was...

DATE: June 16, 2020 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Pinkerton wins at USA BMX Desert Classic Nationals

After months of preparation, Durango BMX stars descended on Phoenix for the USA BMX Desert Classic Nationals . Jacob Pinkerton returned to Durango with a title and a big trophy to show for it....

DATE: June 16, 2020 | CATEGORY: Sports

Challenge accepted: Durango’s Lauren Milliet ready for big stage in NWSL return

When professional team sports restart in the United States later this month after a lengthy delay caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, Durango will once again have a team to support. The National...

DATE: June 12, 2020 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

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