John Russell columns


John F. Russell: Living in Steamboat Springs means living with wildlife

There are not that many places in the world where you can walk down a bike path and come across moose, bears, elk and deer. it's alway a fantastic opportunity, and gives local residents a chance to watch, enjoy and show these animals respect.

John F. Russell: Moose is Loose pays it forward

Former National, college and professional ski racer's golf tournament provides helping hand for future Olympic stars.

John F. Russell: High school championships ready to tee off

The regional golf tournament will take place in Steamboat Springs this week, marking the beginning of the best part of the high school sports season.

John F. Russell: Living with a reputation

Brady may have won in the court of law, but New England Patriot fans will always have to live with team's bad reputation.

John F. Russell: Finding his place on the North Sea

Local hockey sensation Ryan Dingle has taken his talents to the University of Denver, to the National Hockey League farm system and now to Europe. The one thing that has always remained strong is his love of the game and his ability to stay of the ice.

John F. Russell: Packing a few things in before sun sets on summer

The list of things I wanted to do this summer is way too long, but the good news is that another summer is always just around the corner.

John F. Russell: Hanging with the peloton at the USA Pro Challenge

On Monday, I covered my second USA Pro Challenge in Steamboat Springs, and thanks to a BMW motorcycle, I had a front row seat for all the heart-stopping action.

John F. Russell: Remembering the good old days

Friday night's demolition derby thrilled a packed house at the Routt County Fairgrounds in Hayden and reminded me that a good time can almost always be found at the track.

John F. Russell: Looking past the latest and greatest

For years I've believed that buy the best would make me the best on the playing field. But after switching to wood bats a few years ago I've discovered that the equipment doesn't always make the game more fun.

John F. Russell: Even a City Slicker can find a place at Routt County Fair

After spending most of my life in the City I have to admit that it's taken me years to learn to appreciate the Routt County Fair and what our local agriculture community brings to life in my home town.

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John F. Russell: Making the most of opportunity

Growing up in a community like Steamboat Springs provides plenty of opportunities and teaches our children to follow them.

John F. Russell: Still learning the ins and outs of the parent game

Don't yell her name, don't yell out of the refs and I still don't understand all the rules that go along with being a parent.

John F. Russell: Continuing to rally

Sixteen years ago, the Rally for the Valley was quietly introduced by a small group of women who wanted to give back to the community; now it's the community that has stepped up to keep the tournament going.

John F. Russell: Cheering for the red, white and blue

The U.S. Women's soccer team has earned its place in our Fourth of July celebration.

John F. Russell: Finding passion in the games we play

For many of the people I have covered the game is a past time, a thing that grabs our attention for a few hours and then passes with the seasons. A few of the people I've covered have taken the game to new levels and for them it's not just about the score at the end of the day, but the passion we all fell for the game.