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 Hide

With Chris Froome absent, Nairo Quintana favored to win Spanish Vuelta

BARCELONA, Spain – Chris Froome’s decision not to defend his Spanish Vuelta title and fitness concerns for other top cyclists leaves Nairo Quintana in position to claim the Grand Tour for a second...

DATE: Aug. 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Howard Grotts, Ryan Standish selected for marathon mountain bike worlds

Durango’s Payson McElveen has won two consecutive USA Cycling marathon mountain biking national championships. For the second consecutive year, he will skip the world championships. Instead,...

DATE: Aug. 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Durango’s Dakota Jones dominates Pikes Peak Marathon for third win of 2018

Dakota Jones has made quite the return to competitive trail running. He proved he was in peak form Sunday when he conquered the Pikes Peak Marathon with a first-place finish. Jones, a 27-year-old...

DATE: Aug. 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Griffin Easter, Christopher Blevins finish Colorado Classic strong

Americans Gavin Mannion and Katharine Hall claimed victories Sunday at the Colorado Classic after four days of racing in Denver and Vail. Mannion of Massachusetts won the men’s general...

DATE: Aug. 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Durango football looks to take next step in 2018

The Durango Demons shocked Class 3A with a quarterfinal appearance last year. The team was a touchdown away from going even further. In 2018, Durango High School has an expectation to take another...

DATE: Aug. 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Bayfield High School in search of repeat title, dynasty

The defending state champion Bayfield High School football team has won two of the last three Class 2A state titles. Another this year, and the Wolverines can claim a dynasty. BHS earned its third...

DATE: Aug. 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Vail Pass time trial proves pivotal at Colorado Classic

Christopher Blevins predicted the Colorado Classic would be decided during Friday’s Vail Pass time trial. If that’s to be the case, Gavin Mannion is in the driver’s seat. Mannion, an American...

DATE: Aug. 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Durango’s Tichi wins debut high school golf tournament

Levi Tichi didn’t take much time to make his name known in the world of high school golf. The freshman competed for the Durango High School team in its season-opening tournament Thursday at Pagosa...

DATE: Aug. 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Christopher Blevins 5th, Griffin Easter 14th to open Colorado Classic

Gage Hecht was part of a four-man breakaway that whittled down to one late on the opening stage of the Colorado Classic pro road cycling event. Hecht, a 20-year-old from Parker, held off the...

DATE: Aug. 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Bayfield No. 1, Durango No. 8 in CHSAA preseason football rankings

The high school sports season has begun, with the start of regular season football games a little more than a week away. As competition quickly approaches, coaches and select media members...

DATE: Aug. 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Christopher Blevins earns first World Cup podium

In a year full of accomplishments, Durango’s Christopher Blevins added another Sunday. The 20-year-old professional cyclist finished second Sunday in the men’s udner-23 cross-country mountain bike...

DATE: Aug. 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Prospect to star: Sepp Kuss wins Tour of Utah

Sepp Kuss went from promising prospect to bonafide star during an unforgettable week at the Tour of Utah. The 23-year-old professional road cyclist from Durango wrapped up the seven-day race with...

DATE: Aug. 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports