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

Fort Lewis College cycling third at nationals in the velodrome

Hard work and multiple trips to Colorado Springs to practice in the velodrome paid off for the Fort Lewis College cycling team. The Skyhawks finished third in the varsity team standings last...

DATE: Sept. 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: College Sports

Durango Demons roll Bayfield to win Vallecito Bowl

As historic as the Bayfield High School defense has been since the team’s reign of Class 2A dominance began in 2015, it was the defense of the Class 3A Durango Demons and the high-powered offense...

DATE: Sept. 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Howard Grotts conquers marathon mountain bike worlds

One week after a 15th place finish at the International Cycling Union (UCI) Mountain Bike World Championships, United States mountain bike star Howard Grotts added a 13th-place finish at another...

DATE: Sept. 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Fort Lewis College football blocked by Chadron State

Fort Lewis College led a tough foe on the road in the fourth quarter. The lead disappeared in a flash behind a blocked punt recovered for a touchdown and an interception returned for another score,...

DATE: Sept. 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: College Sports

Game of the Year: Defending champion Bayfield visits Durango in Vallecito Bowl rivalry

The high school football teams from Bayfield and Durango have delivered a pair of classic games since the rivalry was renewed in 2016 after an 80-year hiatus. Friday night’s matchup promises to...

DATE: Sept. 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

The birth of The Vallecito Bowl between Bayfield, Durango football

Sports are more fun when rivals meet. All great rivalries also have a name and a traveling trophy that is awarded to the winner each year. It’s time for the high school football games between...

DATE: Sept. 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Prep Roundup: No. 3 Durango boys soccer takes roar out of Piedra Vista Panthers

The third-ranked Durango High School boys soccer team had an easy time scoring goals Tuesday. The Demons rolled past Piedra Vista 7-0 on Tuesday afternoon in Farmington. DHS (6-1) took a 4-0 lead...

DATE: Sept. 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Durango boys golf goes low at home tournaments

The Durango High School golf team hosted two days of tournament action Monday and Tuesday in Durango. While Trey Diehl and the Piedra Vista High School team led the charge, the Durango Demons...

DATE: Sept. 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Durango’s Dakota Jones, Maggie Yount win Imogene Pass run

Four wins in four starts in his return from injury has Durango trail runner Dakota Jones full of smiles. Jones won the 45th running of the Imogene Pass run, a 17.1-mile race from Ouray to Telluride...

DATE: Sept. 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Howard Grotts 15th; Kate Courtney claims mountain bike world championship

Durango’s Howard Grotts had his best career finish in an elite men’s cross-country mountain bike world championships race, while his teammate Kate Courtney won the women’s world title. Grotts...

DATE: Sept. 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Bayfield football overcomes Aspen with fortitude and desire

Bayfied made six trips to the red zone without scoring. The Wolverines lost two fumbles and two interceptions. It still wasn’t enough for Aspen to pull off an upset of the defending Class 2A state...

DATE: Sept. 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Durango football struck by Montrose run game

A lightning delay after an interception hurt the Durango Demons, but it was the running of Montrose’s Chris Eckerman that left Durango thunderstruck in its first home game of the season. Eckerman...

DATE: Sept. 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: High School Sports