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

Dolores’ McHenry joins Fort Lewis College basketball bench

When fans inside Whalen Gymnasium look down at the Fort Lewis College women’s basketball sideline this season, two familiar faces will lead the team huddle. Two weeks after 2003 Durango High School...

DATE: Aug. 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: College Sports

Plewe goes 2-for-2 to open golf season for Montezuma-Cortez

One day after Thayer Plewe led the Montezuma-Cortez boys golf team to a season-opening victory, he was back at it Thursday on his home Conquistador Golf Course in Cortez. Plewe backed up a...

DATE: Aug. 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Montezuma-Cortez goes lower than Durango to open boys golf season

It was a battle on the golf course Wednesday between Durango and Montezuma-Cortez in the season-opening boys golf tournament held at Pagosa Springs Golf Club. Thayer Plewe led a strong contingent...

DATE: Aug. 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Quinn Simmons, 18, stuns the world at Leadville 100

LEADVILLE – Everyone expected either two-time defending champion Howard Grotts or one of the veteran WorldTour pro road cyclists to win the 2019 Leadville Trail 100 MTB. Nobody expected the third...

DATE: Aug. 10, 2019 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Rose Grant wins, Sarah Sturm a gritty second at Leadville 100

LEADVILLE – Three women mostly rode alone Saturday at the Leadville Trail 100 MTB race. They finally came together on the podium. Sarah Sturm of Durango took a brief lead on the climb of Columbine...

DATE: Aug. 10, 2019 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Howard Grotts claims epic three-peat at Leadville 100

LEADVILLE – Howard Grotts couldn’t help it. Coming down the last pass of the race, he started to cry. Perhaps it was the emotion of knowing he was about to go on to win his third consecutive...

DATE: Aug. 10, 2019 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

USA Cycling dials up Durango for mountain bike world championships

There are 31 athletes who were named to compete on behalf of USA Cycling in the cross-country mountain bike world championships. More than 20% of those riders are either from Durango or compete for...

DATE: Aug. 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

World’s eyes on pro road stars at Leadville 100

All eyes will be on the handful of WorldTour riders set to trade in skinny tires for a mountain bike Saturday morning at the start line of the Leadville Trail 100 MTB race. If they are to find...

DATE: Aug. 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Davoust is Downieville’s All Mountain World Champion

A crew of Durango mountain bikers descended on Downieville in the Sierra Nevada Mountains of California ready to be thrown out of their element and test themselves across two disciplines of the...

DATE: Aug. 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Gage Mestas’ busy baseball summer ends at Connie Mack World Series

A championship will be handed out Saturday night at Ricketts Park to conclude the Connie Mack World Series, the amateur baseball tournament held in Farmington since 1965. Gage Mestas of Durango...

DATE: Aug. 2, 2019 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Coaching Fort Lewis College women’s basketball is Griego’s calling

Orlando Griego always wanted to be a head coach, especially at Fort Lewis College in his hometown of Durango. Griego knew he had a chance to rise to the top position with the Skyhawks’ women’s...

DATE: Aug. 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: College Sports

Flores strives to make ‘impact for everyone’ at Fort Lewis College athletics

After years of coaching women’s college basketball, Jason Flores decided to take the dip into administration. Flores, who has served as head women’s basketball coach of Fort Lewis College since...

DATE: Aug. 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: College Sports

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