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’s Blevins bests Swenson at SOHO Bike Fest short-track

A day after Keegan Swenson and Christopher Blevins finished first and second in Thursday’s time trial, they did the same in Friday’s short-track cross-country mountain bike race, only this time...

DATE: May 3, 2019 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Call for equal women’s pay answered by Iron Horse Bicycle Classic

The Iron Horse Bicycle Classic is an iconic event that has brought men and women from around the world to Durango each May to compete against each other and the train. Until 2019, the 48th edition...

DATE: May 3, 2019 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Historic May day is here for Purgatory Resort

Purgatory Resort’s season will end with one last memorable moment to conclude a winter filled with powder days, a high school state championship event and countless memories made. Skiers and...

DATE: May 3, 2019 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Bayfield Wolverines prevail against Pagosa Springs Pirates

Pine River Times sports writer Joel Priest called it a senior night classic Thursday at Wolverine Country Stadium. Bayfield High School freshman Mattie Moore scored in the 51st minute with an...

DATE: May 2, 2019 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Six to state for Durango High School tennis

Powered by a regional championship victory at No. 2 singles from Lily Chick, the Durango High School girls tennis team finished second at the 4A Region 8 championship after two days of play in...

DATE: May 2, 2019 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Mountain bikers storm Solider Hollow days after Whiskey Off-Road

Only days after many of the top mountain bikers in the country ripped around Prescott, Arizona, for the first of four stops on the Epic Rides calendar, much of the same field traveled to Soldier...

DATE: May 2, 2019 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Prep Spotlight: Meier makes moves for Durango High School girls golf

A snow-filled winter in Durango might have slowed down a less dedicated golfer. It didn’t keep Durango’s Madalen Meier from working on her game. Meier, a senior on the Durango High School girls...

DATE: May 2, 2019 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Leimbach picked to lead Fort Lewis College athletics

Fort Lewis College named a new athletic director Tuesday, its third hire for the position this decade. When Kelly Higgins resigned from the post in 2011 , FLC hired Gary Hunter, who served from...

DATE: April 30, 2019 | CATEGORY: College Sports

Baseball Roundup: Brandon’s bombs lead Bayfield to sweep of Centauri

The Bayfield High School baseball team continued its tear through the 3A Intermountain League with a road doubleheader sweep of Centauri on Saturday. BHS claimed wins of 9-1 and 22-9 on Saturday in...

DATE: April 27, 2019 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Skyhawks Scoreboard: Fort Lewis College softball clings to playoff hope

The Fort Lewis College softball team suffered a pair of tough losses Friday in the final series of the season, but all playoff hopes are not yet lost. FLC fell 3-0 and 11-1 to Dixie State on Friday...

DATE: April 26, 2019 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Mestas pitching, Kidd slugging send Durango past No. 4 Montrose

Gus Kidd provided all the run support Gage Mestas would need, and the Demons kept tacking runs up on the scoreboard for good measure, as the Durango High School baseball team stunned fourth-ranked...

DATE: April 26, 2019 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Golf bag named ‘Phil’ unites Tichis across seasons for Durango

When Durango High School golf coach Kirk Rawles randomly handed out bags to more than 20 girls at the start of the spring season, chance delivered a special bag to sophomore Lilly Tichi. Durango’s...

DATE: April 25, 2019 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

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