John F. Russell

Photographer, sports reporter

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John F. Russell is a sports reporter and photographer for the Steamboat Pilot & Today. He writes a sports column that appears Sundays. He has worked for the newspaper since June 1990.

John has a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Colorado and worked at the Longmont Times-Call during college.

John is from Denver. His hobbies include bowling, softball, photography, pinochle and following his two lovely children around.

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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: Rally continues to leave mark on community

Sixteen years after the Rally in the Valley started as a small grass-roots event at the Steamboat Golf Club west of Steamboat Springs the event has been reborn thanks to the staff at the Rollingstone Ranch Golf Club.

Rollingstone Ranch director of golf offers Rally in the Valley golf tournament new life

The new director of golf at the Rollingstone Ranch Golf Club has stepped up to offer long running golf tournament new life.

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.

John F. Russell: Dingle has played hockey across the world, still considers Steamboat Springs home

Professional hockey player Ryan Dingle has moved to places around the world to pursue his love of the game, but that hasn't stopped him from realizing that home will always be tucked away in the mountains of Northwest Colorado in a place known as Ski Town USA.

Elite Hockey Training camps come to Steamboat Springs

Ryan Dingle's Elite Hockey Training camp posts summer schedule.

John F. Russell: The garage sale can wait, I still want to play games

I should give up the game of softball, but what fun would that be.

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Laura Johnson shows off the dress she made during the 4-H Fashion Show on Friday evening at Soroco High School.

Taylor Graham models the denim jacket that she made at part of her 4-H sewing project this summer during the annual Fashion Show at Soroco High School on Friday.

Anthony Mathey models a pair of pajama bottoms he made during the Routt County 4-H Fashion Show on Friday evening at Soroco High School.

Kayla Rossi waits for judges to review her outfit during the Routt County Fashion Show at Soroco High School.

Hannah Koly struts her stuff during the Routt County 4-H Fashion Show on Friday evening at Soroco High School.

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