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

An unexpected climb to Tour de France debut for Sepp Kuss

Sepp Kuss didn’t grow up watching the Tour de France idolizing the rider in the yellow jersey. His heroes weren’t suffering up brutal mountain climbs on road bikes. They ripped around on dirt and...

DATE: Aug. 28, 2020 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Durango splits with Grand Junction for first win of year

It all came together for Durango High School in the second game of a softball doubleheader Thursday. It especially helped when the sun began to set on a brutally hot day in Grand Junction. After a...

DATE: Aug. 27, 2020 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Plewe, Tichi go down to the wire at Conquistador Golf Course

Levi Tichi played his final nine holes of golf at 5-under-par on Thursday at Conquistador Golf Course in Cortez. It wasn’t enough to beat Thayer Plewe on his home track. The Montezuma-Cortez...

DATE: Aug. 27, 2020 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Durango softball slammed but not out for 2020 season

A walk-off grand slam capped a stellar road trip to Durango for the Fruita Monument High School softball team. But not even the slam could dampen the spirits of the host Demons in the home opener....

DATE: Aug. 25, 2020 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Quinn Simmons sharp at French summer classic

Quinn Simmons was in the sprint for a win Tuesday in France. The 19-year-old from Durango came across the finish line in sixth place at the 84th Bretagne Classic Ouest-France , a one-day road...

DATE: Aug. 25, 2020 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Durango girls, Bayfield’s Shields shine at Boggy Draw Bear Chase

The return to running came in Dolores, and high school cross-country athletes from across southwest Colorado turned in strong performances. Dolores High School hosted the second edition of the...

DATE: Aug. 22, 2020 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Tri the Brain: Robbins completes epic challenge in return from concussion

Maddie Jo Robbins doesn’t look back at what she couldn’t do during the last year. The multi-time national champion mountain biker has moved forward to what she can do. One week shy of the one-year...

DATE: Aug. 21, 2020 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Wilson, Montezuma-Cortez rally past Durango Demons

Montezuma-Cortez didn’t flinch with an early 2-0 deficit that grew to 3-0 by the mid-innings Thursday. The Panthers already had two games this season and knew the bats would come around after they...

DATE: Aug. 20, 2020 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Durango Fall Blaze goes virtual to support Fort Lewis College cycling

The 13th Durango Fall Blaze will pedal forward in 2020. Fort Lewis College’s cycling team will once again host the annual scholarship fundraiser event this fall, only this time the Fall Blaze,...

DATE: Aug. 19, 2020 | CATEGORY: College Sports

Sepp Kuss victorious on Stage 5 of Dauphiné, dedicates win to Ben Sonntag

In a sport in which so much is determined by circumstances, everything aligned for a special day Sunday in France for Durango’s Sepp Kuss. The 25-year-old professional road cyclist for Team...

DATE: Aug. 18, 2020 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Durango’s Sigle ready to relive Eco-Challenge Fiji on Amazon Prime Video

Shane Sigle will sit down on his couch and relive one of the most grueling races of his life from the comfort of his home in Durango. Millions more across the world will get a glimpse, too. Sigle...

DATE: Aug. 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Kuss helps Roglic maintain control of Critérium du Dauphiné

With Sepp Kuss again helping lead the way, it was another strong day for Team Jumbo-Visma in the final tuneup race before the Tour de France. Kuss, paired with Tom Dumoulin, once again turned in an...

DATE: Aug. 14, 2020 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

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