John F. Russell: It might be the end of the road for high school athletes, but that’s why we have adult leagues
The end is near for many seniors in Routt County, but there are sports after high school.
Looking back it's easy to see Johnny Spillane's accomplishments, but it's the road he traveled that makes his story so special.
This week, longtime Steamboat Springs High School golf coach Steve Dodson announced that he will not be coming back for the 2015 season. But after 11 years as the team's head coach, Dodson leaves behind a legacy of success.
For years I've covered homecoming games from just about every angle on a field, but after I showed up late to Friday night's game I got a whole new perspective as I stood behind the visitors stands.
Every year he gets the chance to teach some of Steamboat Springs best golfers the game he loves, every afternoon he gets to hang out on the lush green fairways of some of the state's top courses, and Steve Dodson's record as high school golf coach in our town speaks for itself. But I don't envy him.
Fifty years ago, the founders of the Steamboat Golf Club opened a 9-hole course on the west side of Steamboat Springs. A lot of things have come and gone since then, but the club's survived by filling a need for our community.
The Steamboat Springs Vintage Auto Races came to an end in 1998, but many locals still have found memories of when the engine's roar dominated our Labor Day holiday.
Colorado Rockies fans will have to wait a least one more season to see the Denver team contend for a World Series title, but last Sunday the town took it's place in baseball history by honoring one of its first big time stars.
Jim "Catfish" Hunter was a star on the baseball mound in the 1970s. His actions on the field earned him a perfect game and a place in the Hall of Fame. But what he did off the field inspired those with diabetes to pursue their dreams and to reach for the stars.
Former Steamboat Springs resident Gary Crawford's adress may say that he still lives in Florida, but the Nordic combined legend's heart is still on the jumps hills.
I've learned that being the parent of a competitive soccer player isn't always easy, but it's a position I'm welling to learn.
Making a difference is what the Rally in the Valley was all about.
Big stories and everyday events come together in the pages of the Today to help tell Steamboat Springs story.
Lucy Li's story is amazing, but I can't help but wonder what's happening to our childhoods.
The true rewards of being a father have nothing to do with the sports our children play, the clothes they wear or the teams they cheer for. The true rewards of being a father are in the details.