John F. Russell

Photographer, sports reporter

Email: jrussell@SteamboatToday.com Call: 970-871-4209

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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.

Recent Stories

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Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club skiers show well in late-season events

With the ski season winding down, members of the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club collected a few more results before calling it quits.

John F. Russell: Success starts before high school

The key to success for any high school program is building a strong foundation. that's what the Steamboat Springs girls lacrosse team is trying to do with it's new elementary and middle school programs.

John F. Russell: Finding joy from playing the game

Remember that the love of the game is about a lot more than winning or losing.

Steamboat Springs High School girl's lacrosse team falls in home opener

The Battle Mountain Huskies experience proved to be too much for the Steamboat Springs Sailors Monday afternoon at Gardner Field. The Huskies topped Steamboat Springs in the Sailors first home game of the season, 15-3.

New colligate baseball league hoping for a homerun in Steamboat Springs

The newly formed Mountain West Summer Collegiate Wood Bat Baseball League is coming to Steamboat Springs this summer.

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Steamboat juniors earn podium spots at Junior World Freestyle skiing championships

Three-hundred of the world's top junior freestyle skiers competed at the Junior World Championships in Italy this week. Two Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club members found their way to the podium.

John F. Russell: Sled hockey player sets an example for everyone

Corey Fairbanks may not have use of his legs, but he is setting an example that every athlete can learn from

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Figure skating club ready for Spring Show

The members of the Steamboat Springs Figure Skating Club are ready to step onto the ice this weekend with a tribute to Billboard's chart topping music.

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A weekend on the ice holds promise for local youth hockey programs

There will be plenty of action happening on the ice this weekend at the Howelsen Ice Arena, and one group of players is hoping to make a lasting impression on sleds.

John F. Russell: Changing seasons, shifting gears

The seasons in Steamboat Springs come and go, but they are not always tied to the calendar.

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The water flowing down the Yampa River flows out of downtown Steamboat Springs is supplied by the snow-covered slopes of Mount Werner and the high peaks that surround the Yampa Valley.

The water flowing down the Yampa River out of downtown Steamboat Springs is supplied by the snow-covered slopes of Mount Werner and the high peaks that surround the Yampa Valley and is also the focus of many cities seeking Western Slope water on the Front Range.

For many Steamboat Springs residents, spring runoff in the Yampa River is the perfect place to play. Earlier this spring, Danny Tebbenkamp tested the waters of the Yampa River on his paddleboard. The Yampa also provides locals with a place to kayak, fish and swim.

Brian Alpart and his dog, Marvin, make their way through downtown Steamboat Springs on Wednesday morning. The pair was greeted by falling snow as winter returned to the Yampa Valley for one more round.

This cottonwood tree is silhouetted against a grey sky Wednesday morning as heavy snow filled the sky around Steamboat Springs.

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