John Livingston

Position: Herald Sports Editor

Match point: Bayfield, CSU star Kirstie Hillyer retires from volleyball

Kirstie Hillyer vividly remembers the last of her 1,174 kills as a Colorado State University volleyball player. It was five years in the making. “Ever since my redshirt year as a freshman, coach...

DATE: July 31, 2020 | UPDATED: 2 days 3 hours ago | CATEGORY: Sports

Southwest Colorado high schools see New Mexico cancel fall football, soccer

New Mexico high school football and soccer are on hold in 2020 with the hope seasons may be played in the spring. Colorado can only hope it is not next. The announcement from New Mexico Gov....

DATE: July 9, 2020 | CATEGORY: Sports

Gov. Lujan Grisham: No contact sports permitted in New Mexico in fall 2020

New Mexico won’t see the beginning of football and soccer seasons this fall. In Thursday afternoon’s COVID-19 press conference from Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham, it was announced contact sports such...

DATE: July 9, 2020 | CATEGORY: Sports

Rifilato returns to volleyball bench at Durango High School

Kelley Rifilato was ready to return to volleyball coaching in La Plata County. The right fit still had to emerge. The longtime coach was hired by Durango High School this summer to take over the...

DATE: July 9, 2020 | CATEGORY: Sports

Bayfield volleyball cancels camps with CSU, NAU coaches

Bayfield High School is known for hosting some of the biggest summer volleyball camps in the Four Corners. Like so many other events in 2020, those camps were forced to cancel Thursday because of...

DATE: July 2, 2020 | CATEGORY: Sports

Durango Herald Boys Athlete of the Year: Bayfield’s John Foutz

John Foutz left it all on the mat. When it was all over, he had left no doubt. The Bayfield High School senior turned in a dominant performance in the Colorado High School Activities Association...

DATE: June 6, 2020 | CATEGORY: Sports

McKee ready to get to work with Plainswomen volleyball

Hard work isn’t a problem for Lana McKee. So when the Bayfield High School senior steps foot on a college volleyball court in the fall, she won’t have a problem digging deep to compete for playing...

DATE: May 6, 2020 | CATEGORY: Sports

2020 Connie Mack World Series canceled by COVID-19

One of the great sports traditions in the Four Corners has been canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic. The Connie Mack World Series , which has been held each year in Farmington since 1965,...

DATE: April 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: Sports

Ride the Rockies cycling tour hits the brakes until 2021

Another major cycling event planned for Durango in 2020 has been forced to reschedule. The Denver Post Ride the Rockies Cycling Tour, eager to celebrate its 35th year, was set to bring 2,500...

DATE: April 24, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Iron Horse Bicycle Classic postponed because of coronavirus

Memorial Day weekend in Durango is synonymous with the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic. It’s the symbolic start of summer tourism season, as thousands of cyclists line up in a 47-mile road race from...

DATE: April 2, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Purgatory Resort extends closure, still hopes to open this season

While many ski resorts across North America have already committed to closing for the remainder of the 2019-20 season, Purgatory Resort north of Durango has hope it might be able to reopen again in...

DATE: March 20, 2020 | CATEGORY: Sports

Purgatory Resort to remain open amid coronavirus pandemic

Purgatory Resort is committed to staying open through April 12 amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The ski resort north of Durango released a statement Thursday afternoon stating it would remain open...

DATE: March 13, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

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