Position: Regional sports editor

Email: [email protected]

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

Sixth one-basket loss leaves Durango girls basketball on playoff bubble

The Durango High School girls basketball regular season ended the way too many games ended for the Demons in the pandemic-shortened season. One night after Durango picked up a 45-39 win at...

DATE: March 6, 2021 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Durango keeps playoff hopes alive with narrow win at Grand Junction Central

The Durango High School boys basketball team needed a win for a chance to make the Class 4A state playoffs. On the road Saturday in Grand Junction, the Demons delivered. Anthony Flint got a late...

DATE: March 6, 2021 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Ignacio romps past Telluride to end three-game slide

Telluride took a quick 2-0 lead after winning the game’s opening tipoff Saturday against the Ignacio High School girls basketball team. The Miners’ lead was short lived. Ignacio (9-4, 6-2 2A/1A San...

DATE: March 6, 2021 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Two golds in return from two concussions for Durango’s Hening

Two concussions in six months left Durango’s Gracey Hening unsure what her 2020-21 alpine ski racing season would look like. It was golden Thursday at Crested Butte Mountain Resort. Hening claimed...

DATE: March 5, 2021 | CATEGORY: Youth Sports

Livi on the Lift: Frog ponds and reunions on the slopes

My 10-year high school reunion at a brewery didn’t sound like a lot of fun. But a reunion at a ski area? Now that I could get into. February provided some great skiing and snowboarding in Southwest...

DATE: March 5, 2021 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Durango mountain bikers get chance at Pan American Continental Mountain Bike Championships

Three Durango mountain bikers were selected by USA Cycling for the Pan American Continental Mountain Bike Championships slated to take place this month in Puerto Rico. Athletes are eager to get...

DATE: March 5, 2021 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

CHSAA to welcome some family members to state wrestling tournament

Qualification tournaments for high school state wrestling have begun across Colorado with elevated standards to advance past regionals in place because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The state...

DATE: March 5, 2021 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

3s fuel Ignacio’s second-half run past Dove Creek

Fueled by 11 made 3-pointers, the Ignacio High School boys basketball team stormed back from a tough first half to blow past the Dove Creek Bulldogs on Thursday night in Dove Creek. Brady McCaw hit...

DATE: March 4, 2021 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Three Fort Lewis College hoopers make All-RMAC teams

The Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference basketball season was fast and furious for the Fort Lewis College teams. The play of three Skyhawks was worthy of his praise from the conference’s coaches....

DATE: March 4, 2021 | CATEGORY: College Sports

One year after death, cycling community honors Durango’s Ben Sonntag

The spirit of Benjamin Sonntag has lived on through his friends. It was evident on the one-year anniversary of his tragic death. Thursday marked one year since Sonntag, a beloved professional...

DATE: March 4, 2021 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Colorado fly fishermen rejoice, remain wary as San Juan River reopens

“When is the San Juan going to open?” It was the question every fly shop around the Four Corners has had to answer every day for the last year. Last week, anglers finally got their answer. New...

DATE: March 4, 2021 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Mancos stuns Ignacio girls basketball for first time since 2010

The Mancos High School girls basketball team was already enjoying a breakout season behind athletic play. But Tuesday night’s upset victory few could have seen coming. Class 2A No. 10 Ignacio High...

DATE: March 2, 2021 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

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