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

Young skiers sparkle at Howelsen Hill as Holiday Classic draws to a close

Hig Roberts was hoping for a repeat in the final event of the Holiday Classic at Howelsen Hill, but his teammate had other ideas.

John F. Russell: Finding his love of sports on the stage

Former Steamboat Springs High School basketball and soccer star Roddy Beall is stepping into the spotlight, hopefully changing expectations about what is cool.

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Steamboat Springs Figure Skating Club takes to ice for 2014 holiday show

Skaters hope to use the 2014 Holiday Ice Show to showcase the Steamboat Springs Figure Skating Club.

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Local swimmer Samantha Terranova hoping hard work, dedication will lead to college career

Swimming in Steamboat Springs comes with a long list of challenges, but for Steamboat Springs High School junior Samantha Terranova, the water is just perfect.

John F. Russell: Trying to relive my childhood in Steamboat Springs

Yes it's true that jealously is a bad thing. But when you take the time to look at what Steamboat Springs has to offer, it's hard not to be a little jealous of the children in our town who get to grow up in the shadows of Mount Werner.

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Discovery of the Yule Log in Steamboat Springs comes with mixed emotions

Longtime local discovers Yule Log on day two of annual search.

John F. Russell: Ray Rice would never look right in blue and orange

This week former Baltimore Raven’s star running back Ray Rice won an appeal of his indefinite suspension for the NFL, and is now free to sign with any team he wants. But hopefully fans will not want to cheer for him, and will not forget what he did off the field.

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Early season snow brings smiles to faces of visitors at Steamboat Ski Touring Center

Cross country skiers in Steamboat Springs have been enjoying the trails at the Steamboat Ski Touring Center for the past few weeks, and soon Haymaker will be added to the list of trails open.

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Top teens: Sofia Rodriguez

As a member of the National Honor Society, Sofia Rodriguez is a proven leader in the classroom. She is so excited about the speech and debate team that she has been known to even recruit new members.

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Top teens: Norma Techarukpong

There is no issue that Norma Techarukpong is not willing to tackle as a member of Teen Council, and there is nothing she isn’t open to learning about as a student of this world.

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University of Denver skier Mateja Robnik topped the women's slalom field Monday in the final event of this year's Holiday Classic held in Steamboat Springs.

Seppi Stiegler, of Team America, edged teammate Hig Roberts, a Steamboat Springs native, in Monday’s men’s slalom race. The event was the last race of the Holiday Classic in Steamboat Springs.

Hig Roberts, who grew up skiing on the slopes of Howelsen Hill as a member of the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club, raced to second place in Monday’s men’s slalom race on the final day of the Holiday Classic in Steamboat Springs. The event was won by Seppi Stiegler. Roberts, who now skis with Team America based out of Vail, won Sunday’s race.

Grace George escaped the cold weather by hanging out in the Bud Werner Memorial Library on Monday afternoon in Steamboat Springs.

Gary Troester uses a hand puppet while playing with his son Cody at the Bud Werner Memorial Library on Monday afternoon in Steamboat Springs. Gary said it was too chilly to play outside, so the library made a perfect place to escape the weather.

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