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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Nordic combined announcement adds more Steamboat Springs skiers to FIS Nordic Junior World Ski Championships roster

The number of skiers headed to the FIS Nordic Junior Wold Ski Championships was expanded Friday as three hometown Nordic combined skiers were invited to the international showcase.

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Fast start helps Steamboat Springs skier make Junior World Championship lineup

Top results at the U.S. National Championships last weekend in Park City, Utah, have earned Steamboat Springs skier Wyatt Gebhardt a spot on the Junior World Championships team — something he never expected with the seaosn began.

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Moose wandering streets of downtown Steamboat shouldn't come as surprise

Colorado Parks and Wildlife officials say residents in towns like Steamboat Springs should be aware of their surroundings and should not be surprised if they happen to cross paths with a moose.

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Repairs completed; Howelsen Hill's big hill ready to jump into action

The last-minute, emergency repairs are completed, and jumpers are set to begin using the HS 127 at Howelsen Hill this weekend.

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Steamboat Springs Hockey team hopes to extend winning streak during weekend home stand.

The Steamboat Springs hockey program has kicked off the new year with back-to-back wins. This weekend, the team will look to extend that streak with games against Air Academy and Liberty at home.

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Nordic skiers open high school season on classic note

High School Nordic skiers opened their season with strong showing at Snow Mountain Ranch.

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Steamboat Springs basketball looks forward to start of league play

The Steamboat Springs High School basketball programs set to kick off 2016-17 league season.

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Steamboat riders return with top finishes, hope for more success at home

Steamboat snowboarders brought home solid results from Canada this week and will be looking to ride that momentum into this weekend's events at the Steamboat Ski Area.

Steamboat riders hoping to find edge in weekend race series.

Steamboat snowboarders brought home some solid results from Canada this week, and will be looking to ride the momentum into this weekend's events at the Steamboat Ski Area.

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Basketball brings brothers together on, and off the court

The basketball court has allowed the Riniker brothers to share a special connection through the years, something they hope will continue long after their playing days have come to an end.

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Lou Tortora works out on the elliptical Friday afternoon at the Old Town Hot Springs in downtown Steamboat Springs. Though many people have returned to the gym hoping to make good on their New Year's resolutions, Tortora is a regular — working out at least three times a week and skiing between workouts when he gets the chance.

The St. John's Bible is full of elaborate and amazing images. The Holy Name Catholic Church in Steamboat springs is hosting volume VI of the Heritage Editions until Nov. 2017.

The St. John's Bible is full of elaborate and amazing images. The Holy Name Catholic Church in Steamboat Springs is hosting volume VI of the Heritage Editions until Nov. 2017.

Father Ernest Bayer and Father Jim Rickey discuss one of the many illustrations inside the Saint John's Bible that is currently being hosted by the Holy Name Catholic Church in Steamboat Springs. The church currently has volume VI on display for the public to view.

Father Ernest Bayer and Father Jim Rickey discuss one of the many illustrations inside the Saint John's Bible that is currently being hosted by the Holy Name Catholic Church in Steamboat Springs. The church currently has volume VI on display for the public to view.

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