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John Livingston

Position: Herald Sports Editor

Hening claims sportsmanship award at regional skiing championships

A concussion suffered during a crash ended Gracey Hening’s ski season early. Awards still awaited her at the regional championships. Hening was one of four athletes from the Purgatory Ski Team to...

DATE: April 3, 2020 | CATEGORY: More Sports

CHSAA extends spring activities suspension through April 30 because of coronavirus

The Colorado High School Activities Association has extended the suspension of spring sports activities through April 30 because of COVID-19. Following Gov. Jared Polis’ announcement Wednesday to...

DATE: April 2, 2020 | UPDATED: 1 day 20 hours ago | CATEGORY: High School Sports

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 | UPDATED: 1 day 20 hours ago | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Griego stays home: Fort Lewis College drops interim tag from women’s basketball coach

Orlando Griego is no longer the interim women’s basketball coach at Fort Lewis College. After a discussion with FLC athletic director Brandon Leimbach on Friday morning, Griego had the interim...

DATE: March 27, 2020 | CATEGORY: More Sports

Report details crash that killed pro cyclist Ben Sonntag

A Colorado State Patrol crash report estimates the driver of a pickup truck was traveling 65 mph in a 35 mph zone when he collided with professional cyclist Benjamin Sonntag, who died at the scene....

DATE: March 25, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Critical COVID-19 Coverage

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 19, 2020 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

RMAC, Fort Lewis College suspend spring competition because of coronavirus

The NCAA made the decision Thursday to not only cancel all winter sports postseason play, including the NCAA basketball tournaments, but also all spring sports postseason play because of the spread...

DATE: March 12, 2020 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Celebration of life venue change for Ben Sonntag memorial

Reception and celebration of life services for Benjamin Sonntag have been moved. The La Plata County Fairgrounds Exhibit Hall will now serve as the venue at 2 p.m. Saturday instead of the Fort...

DATE: March 12, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

CHSAA suspends all spring sports because of coronavirus

High school sports are on hold. State basketball tournaments will continue, for now. The Colorado High School Activities Association announced Thursday afternoon that all spring sports and...

DATE: March 12, 2020 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Death of Ben Sonntag a 'sobering reminder' to cycling community

The shocking death of professional cyclist Benjamin Sonntag on Wednesday sent a wave of heartbreak across the Durango cycling community. It also had those within that circle evaluating the dangers...

DATE: March 8, 2020 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Pro mountain biker Ben Sonntag dies in Colorado crash

The Colorado State Patrol identified Durango professional mountain biker Benjamin Sonntag as the cyclist killed Wednesday after being hit by a driver in a pickup truck. The incident occurred around...

DATE: March 5, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Scarpella skis to giant slalom state title for Durango High

Toby Scarpella had a strong lead after one run in his first chance to ski for a high school state championship for Durango High School. His lead only grew by the time he completed his second run,...

DATE: Feb. 27, 2020 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

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