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

Colorado’s Nick Gould breaks the Death Ride time record

When the 416 Fire altered the route for the 2018 Death Ride Challenge cycling event through the San Juan Mountains, Nick Gould’s chance to chase a record time was extinguished. That challenge stuck...

DATE: June 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Sports

LIVINGSTON: Surviving life with Mom and the Rockies

It is said baseball is a father-son game. My father introduced me to baseball. My mother made me love it. Baseball has been at the forefront of my family since I was old enough to keep a glove on...

DATE: June 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Fort Lewis College men’s basketball unveils new Skyhawks

Three seniors put the Fort Lewis College men’s basketball team on their backs during a disappointing season that saw the Skyhawks’ streak of appearances in the Division II top-25 rankings snapped...

DATE: June 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Garcia coming home with six more for Fort Lewis College women’s basketball

Hilda Garcia is coming home. The former Ignacio High School and Durango High School girls basketball star played one season at Otero Junior College. She is one of three Rattlers moving on to play...

DATE: June 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: College Sports

Hardrock 100 ultramarathon canceled for third time in history

For the third time in its history dating back to 1992, the Hardrock Hundred Mile Endurance Run has been canceled. The 2019 edition of the 100-mile ultramarathon was set to begin July 19 and run...

DATE: June 10, 2019 | CATEGORY: Sports

Bayfield’s Foutz leaves Colorado State University for Colorado Mesa University volleyball

Before Maddi Foutz committed to Colorado State University volleyball, she was close to signing with Division II Colorado Mesa University. After two years of playing for the Division I powerhouse,...

DATE: June 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: College Sports

Durango’s Riley Amos, Maddie Jo Robbins podium pair at Canada Cup

Maddie Jo Robbins continued her return to mountain biking after last year’s wrist injury, while Riley Amos continued to prove he belongs in the biggest races for juniors. The teenagers from Durango...

DATE: June 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Payson McElveen gets podium at Dirty Kanza; Sarah Sturm second in California

Two of Durango’s top professional cyclists hit gravel roads in different states last weekend, and both rode to podium finishes. Payson McElveen dug deep at the Dirty Kanza in Kansas en route to a...

DATE: June 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Durango Herald Boys Athlete of the Year: Bayfield High’s David Hawkins

David Hawkins burst onto the high school sports landscape in La Plata County as a freshman. Four years later, his impact on Bayfield High School athletics was undeniable. Hawkins was all over the...

DATE: May 31, 2019 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Durango Herald Girls Athlete of the Year: Bayfield High’s Jordan Lanning

A year after breaking a state-meet record in the high jump, expectations weighed on the shoulders of Bayfield High School track and field star Jordan Lanning. She shrugged off the pressure and...

DATE: May 31, 2019 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Durango Herald Comeback Athlete of the Year: Durango’s Wiley Corra

When Wiley Corra fell nearly 40 feet from a pedestrian bridge outside of Salt Lake City in March 2018, his return to skiing, biking and paddling was never a thought. His life was in the balance....

DATE: May 31, 2019 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Durango High School athletics scrambles to cover stadium loan

Durango School District 9-R failed to raise enough money to cover an annual loan payment for a stadium renovation completed in 2016 at Durango High School, which has left the district scrambling to...

DATE: May 31, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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