Position: Regional sports editor

Email: jlivingston@durangoherald.com

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

Bayfield’s Foutz leaves Colorado State University for Colorado Mesa University volleyball

Before Maddi Foutz committed to Colorado State University volleyball, she was close to signing with Division II Colorado Mesa University. After two years of playing for the Division I powerhouse,...

DATE: June 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: College Sports

Durango’s Riley Amos, Maddie Jo Robbins podium pair at Canada Cup

Maddie Jo Robbins continued her return to mountain biking after last year’s wrist injury, while Riley Amos continued to prove he belongs in the biggest races for juniors. The teenagers from Durango...

DATE: June 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Payson McElveen gets podium at Dirty Kanza; Sarah Sturm second in California

Two of Durango’s top professional cyclists hit gravel roads in different states last weekend, and both rode to podium finishes. Payson McElveen dug deep at the Dirty Kanza in Kansas en route to a...

DATE: June 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Durango Herald Boys Athlete of the Year: Bayfield High’s David Hawkins

David Hawkins burst onto the high school sports landscape in La Plata County as a freshman. Four years later, his impact on Bayfield High School athletics was undeniable. Hawkins was all over the...

DATE: May 31, 2019 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Durango Herald Girls Athlete of the Year: Bayfield High’s Jordan Lanning

A year after breaking a state-meet record in the high jump, expectations weighed on the shoulders of Bayfield High School track and field star Jordan Lanning. She shrugged off the pressure and...

DATE: May 31, 2019 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Durango Herald Comeback Athlete of the Year: Durango’s Wiley Corra

When Wiley Corra fell nearly 40 feet from a pedestrian bridge outside of Salt Lake City in March 2018, his return to skiing, biking and paddling was never a thought. His life was in the balance....

DATE: May 31, 2019 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Durango High School athletics scrambles to cover stadium loan

Durango School District 9-R failed to raise enough money to cover an annual loan payment for a stadium renovation completed in 2016 at Durango High School, which has left the district scrambling to...

DATE: May 31, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango Herald Boys Underclassmen of the Year: Durango High’s Gage Mestas

It’s not often that a leader of a high school sports team is an underclassmen. That was the case for the Durango High School baseball team this spring. DHS sophomore Gage Mestas shined in his...

DATE: May 30, 2019 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Quinn Simmons clobbers Juniors Three Days of Axel

Frustrated after his finish at the junior men’s race at Paris-Roubaix in the third event of his first trip to Europe this season, Durango’s Quinn Simmons returned home and hammered out another...

DATE: May 28, 2019 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Ruth Holcomb, 16, masters Iron Horse Bicycle Classic mountain bike race

Ruth Holcomb is young, but she competes with the skill of a veteran and the speed of riders in their prime. The 16-year-old from Durango blew past the professional women’s mountain bike field...

DATE: May 26, 2019 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Stephan Davoust dominates Iron Horse Bicycle Classic mountain bike race

Stephan Davoust said he had never stood on top of a podium at the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic in his hometown of Durango. That changed Sunday. The 24-year-old professional mountain biker has had a...

DATE: May 26, 2019 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Sarah Sturm wins women’s Iron Horse Bicycle Classic in landslide

SILVERTON – Sarah Sturm stood in Silverton after a second-place finish at last year’s Iron Horse Bicycle Classic professional women’s road race having ridden a borrowed road bike that she clipped...

DATE: May 25, 2019 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

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