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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

Durango ultrarunners turn fitness into challenges instead of races

Training all winter in anticipation of spring races requires great motivation and discipline. When all of the upcoming races evaporated from the schedule, Durango-based ultrarunners looked to put...

DATE: March 31, 2020 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Time has come for Durango Athletic Hall of Fame

One hundred forty years. When the town of Durango was formed two miles south of Animas City in 1880 to serve the San Juan mining district, it would have been impossible for those settlers to...

DATE: March 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: Sports

Griego stays home: Fort Lewis College drops interim tag from women’s basketball coach

Orlando Griego is no longer the interim women’s basketball coach at Fort Lewis College. After a discussion with FLC athletic director Brandon Leimbach on Friday morning, Griego had the interim...

DATE: March 27, 2020 | CATEGORY: College Sports

CHSAA delivers free character development lessons to connect coaches, athletes

Bonds formed between players and coaches in high school locker rooms often play a vital role in the development of young athletes. During a time in which coaches and players are unable to meet and...

DATE: March 27, 2020 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Olympic postponement gives Durango wrestler Nick Tarpley time

Nick Tarpley could barely move his neck. The clock was ticking. He wasn’t going to be at his best. Then, the world changed in a matter of a month. The new coronavirus swept the planet as COVID-19...

DATE: March 27, 2020 | CATEGORY: Sports

Durango High to turn stadium lights on in time of darkness

Students are learning off campus. Athletics are on hold. It’s a dark time, as measures are taken to help prevent the spread of the new coronavirus. But COVID-19 can’t completely darken Durango High...

DATE: March 27, 2020 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

La Plata County basketball stars honorably mentioned by CHSAA

The high school basketball season never had closure on the court in 2020, but the announcement of all-state teams Thursday provided some normal finality to a season that was anything but normal....

DATE: March 26, 2020 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Peewee power: Durango hockey team storms to Avalanche Cup title

Rankings meant nothing to the Durango peewee hockey team at the Avalanche Cup in Denver. The group of 11- and 12-year-old hockey players from the Durango Area Youth Hockey Association entered the...

DATE: March 26, 2020 | CATEGORY: Youth Sports

Thweatt: Don’t rerun U.S. Olympic Trials for marathon

Laura Thweatt narrowly missed her opportunity at a 2020 Olympics spot when she took fifth at the women’s marathon trials in Atlanta. Less than a month later, it was announced nobody will be at the...

DATE: March 25, 2020 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Report details crash that killed pro cyclist Ben Sonntag

A Colorado State Patrol crash report estimates the driver of a pickup truck was traveling 65 mph in a 35 mph zone when he collided with professional cyclist Benjamin Sonntag, who died at the scene....

DATE: March 25, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

USA Cycling cancels collegiate road nationals

The 2019-20 collegiate cycling season is over. Fort Lewis College had already made the decision to cancel the Squawker Road Classic event scheduled April 25-26 in Durango because of COVID-19. Now,...

DATE: March 24, 2020 | CATEGORY: College Sports

‘Colossal’ coronavirus won’t slow Christopher Blevins’ Olympic dream

For the last two years, Christopher Blevins woke up and went to work as best he could each day toward his Olympic dream. He now faces another year of the same process. It was announced Tuesday the...

DATE: March 24, 2020 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

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