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

The San Juan 13: Simmons links fourteeners in San Juan Mountains in single effort

Scott Simmons had thought about a specific mountain challenge in the San Juan Mountains for years. He never imagined completing it in trail running shoes instead of ski boots. The 48-year-old...

DATE: Sept. 4, 2020 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Quinn Simmons climbs podium at Tour of Hungary

Quinn Simmons typically wouldn’t target a mountain finish for a personal result at a stage cycling race. But on the final day of the Tour de Hongrie, the 19-year-old from Durango had the form to...

DATE: Sept. 4, 2020 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Bolstered roster has Fort Lewis College cross-country ready to run in 2020

Months of individual training followed after the spring track and field season was canceled by the COVID-19 pandemic. Then came the uncertainty of a fall cross-country season at Fort Lewis College....

DATE: Sept. 3, 2020 | CATEGORY: College Sports

Sepp Kuss bounces back from crash, penalty at Tour de France

Thursday provided a good day to recover for Durango’s Sepp Kuss at the Tour de France. Stage 6 was completed without problem for the American on Team Jumbo-Visma. That came a day after he crashed...

DATE: Sept. 3, 2020 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Durango boys tennis aims to finish at home against Grand Junction Central

An already shortened season for the Durango High School boys tennis team was dealt further early blows. The largest regular-season tournament was cut short by inclement weather, while Durango’s...

DATE: Sept. 2, 2020 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Thirsty 13 Half Marathon a different challenge in 2020

Nobody knew who had won at the finish line of the Thirsty 13 Half Marathon on Saturday in Durango. Nobody seemed to mind. In a year in which must running events have been canceled because of the...

DATE: Sept. 1, 2020 | CATEGORY: Sports

Durango boys golf bounces back; Flint at the top

Durango High School rebounded from an uncharacteristic day on the golf course Monday. Elite play reemerged Tuesday. The Demons finished in second place with a team score of 235 on Tuesday at Tiara...

DATE: Sept. 1, 2020 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Sepp Kuss gets starring role in Roglic’s Stage 4 win at Tour de France

With his tongue out and a pained grin on his face, Durango’s Sepp Kuss took to the front of the Tour de France for the first of eight summit finishes of the 21-day race. Kuss, 25, executed a...

DATE: Sept. 1, 2020 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Sepp Kuss, Jumbo-Visma safely through Stage 2 of Tour de France

Durango’s Sepp Kuss tackled the first climbing day of the Tour de France without issue Sunday in Nice, France. The 115.5-mile Stage 2 route featured two big climbs. Team Jumbo-Visma leaders Primoz...

DATE: Aug. 30, 2020 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Durango softball wins hit-parade against Palisade

Durango High School’s softball team won its second consecutive game Saturday behind 14 hits. It was a strong way to pick up the first home win of the season for the Demons. Durango (2-4) went down...

DATE: Aug. 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Durango girls claim Connect Lakes Championships cross-country meet

The Durango High School varsity girls cross-country team put together a strong team run Saturday, and that proved to be the difference in a season-opening win. Led by sophomore Willow Lott’s...

DATE: Aug. 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Kuss, Jumbo-Visma survive crash-filled opening stage of Tour de France

Sepp Kuss avoided some of the carnage on the opening stage of the Tour de France on Saturday in Nice, France. One of his teammates wasn’t so fortunate. Kuss rolled into the finish line in 41st and...

DATE: Aug. 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

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