John Russell columns


John F. Russell: Ski jumpers make sport look easy

Ski jumping is an everyday occurrence in Steamboat Springs, but incidents Friday reminded us all of the risks athletes face.

John F. Russell: Making lasting memories on the slopes of Steamboat Springs

Growing up in the shadows of Steamboat Ski Area ia a treat for children and an opportunity for Dad.

John F. Russell: Returning to Carl Ramunno's glory days

Not that long ago, wrestling was king in the Steamboat Spring gymnasium and around the state. A lot has changed since the sport's glory days, but today's athletes are keeping the sports image alive in our town.

John F. Russell: Always a Warrior

On Friday, news of a high school shooting rocked Colorado. In a state that has been plagued by shootings, this one hits way too close to home.

John F. Russell: Will Peyton Manning be a Bronco or always remain a Colt?

Thankfully for Broncos fans the choice is still a few years down the road, but I have to wonder if Peyton Manning will retire as a Bronco, or a Colt?

John F. Russell: Making a few turns with skiing legend Billy Kidd

I've skied with a lot of talented athletes throughout the years, but there is something different about taking to the slopes with a skiing legend like Billy Kidd.

John F. Russell: Making memories on the slopes that will last a lifetime

The ski season, and the chance to make lasting memories with your children, is just around the corner.

John F. Russell: Understanding what it takes to be a fan

Nobody ever said it was going to be easy to be a fan. But for those of us who have spent our entire lives cheering for the same team, the love of the fan is easy to understand.

John F. Russell: Support the best thing a parent can offer

Parents will not find any clear-cut rules when it comes to watching young athletes play the game, but if they offer support, they might just discover the game can teach us all a lesson worth understanding.

John F. Russell: Bill Meyers riding into the future

Bill Meyers has been racing to national titles for years and he has no intention of stopping.

John F. Russell: Making a difference 1 pin at a time

For more than two decades, the Knights of Columbus group has supported those with disabilities by running a Special Olympics bowling program in Steamboat Springs.

John F. Russell: Start of ski season acts as warning bell for Olympic hopefuls

Start of ski season means the days until the Sochi Olympics are counting down at a rapid pace.

John F. Russell: The Crawfords will be missed, and their contributions will last for generations

Gary Crawford will be missed after his departure in October from Steamboat Springs, but his contributions to our community and the sport of Nordic combined will remain.

John F. Russell: Photographer at home on the sidelines

It might not seem so inviting when the weather turns cold along the sidelines of a football game in late October, but as a photographer there is no place I would rather be — just a few feet from where the action unfolds.

John F. Russell: Hoping to keep pace with Giselle

Giselle Miller turned 80 on Friday the 13th, but the Steamboat Springs resident isn't about to slow down on the road of life.