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John F. Russell: Expecting the best from coaches

We expect a lot from coaches, but what every parent hopes for is that their children's coaches will teach them to enjoy the game.

Skiing pioneer Ted Farwell leaves his mark on Ski Town USA

Ted Farwell may not have been born in Steamboat Springs, but the life he led made him a champion in our town.

Top results, never-ending passion leaves lasting mark on sport of Nordic combined.

Pioneers like Ted Farwell set the bar with their results, and set an example with their passion for skiing.

John F. Russell: Bike tires leave their mark on Steamboat Springs Winter Carnival

Making the impossible look easy is a Steamboat Springs Winter Carnival tradition.

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John F. Russell: Chasing a childhood dream

As children, we grow up dreaming about what it would be like to be a professional athlete, but only a few people will ever get the chance to know what that feels like. But thankfully fantasy baseball camps are available to make dreams a reality.

John F. Russell: Love of the game

I'm not sure if there are softball fields in heaven, but I can say for sure that is where you will find the game's biggest fan.

John F. Russell: Never losing sight of what's important

The important place the Howelsen Hill holds in Steamboat Springs can get lost when you start looking at budgets, the cost of improvements and how to make the ski area profitable.

John F. Russell: World Championships offer Olympic-sized opportunity

It will only take an hour and a half to get to the sight of the 2015 World Alpine Skiing Championships this year, and will offer ski racing fans in Colorado — and in Steamboat Springs — a rare chance to see the sport they love unfold under the international spotlight.

John F. Russell: Putting a price tag on imagination

People in Steamboat Springs have long held dreams of building an indoor sports complex that would make sports like lacrosse and soccer a year-round activity for the children of our community.

John F. Russell: Finding his love of sports on the stage

Former Steamboat Springs High School basketball and soccer star Roddy Beall is stepping into the spotlight, hopefully changing expectations about what is cool.

John F. Russell: Trying to relive my childhood in Steamboat Springs

Yes it's true that jealously is a bad thing. But when you take the time to look at what Steamboat Springs has to offer, it's hard not to be a little jealous of the children in our town who get to grow up in the shadows of Mount Werner.

John F. Russell: Ray Rice would never look right in blue and orange

This week former Baltimore Raven’s star running back Ray Rice won an appeal of his indefinite suspension for the NFL, and is now free to sign with any team he wants. But hopefully fans will not want to cheer for him, and will not forget what he did off the field.

John F. Russell: Passion for skiing inspires others to take to the slopes

Billy Kidd's love of skiing is easy to see his passion for he sport is harder to ignore.

John F. Russell: Finding his seat in the stands, continuing to teach

Six years after leaving his position as head coach of the Steamboat Springs High School basketball program, Kelly Meek still is teaching the game to young athletes in Western Colorado.

John F. Russell: A taste of Steamboat Springs

It could be the best dinning experience in Steamboat Springs and would offer people a taste of what our mountain town is all about along with a side of fries.

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