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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Teams battle for international bragging rights at FIS Telemark World Championships

The best telemark skiers in the world gathered at Howelsen Hill Wednesday to battle for positions in Thursday's Parallel Sprint Classic, and national pride.

Steamboat skiers travel cross county to compete in Birkebeiner

Fifteen Steamboat Springs skiers traveled to Wisconsin last weekend to take part in one of skiing's historic events.

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Tour de Steamboat opens 2015 registration

Registration open for 2015 Tour de Steamboat cycling event.

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Thrift Store Treasures: Sifting through the hidden gems of Routt County's thrift shops

A thrift store is a place where people can donate items they no longer need, and the stores are dependent on donations from the community. Customers come from all walks of life, and one never knows what they’ll be looking to buy.

Skiing pioneer Ted Farwell leaves his mark on Ski Town USA

Ted Farwell may not have been born in Steamboat Springs, but the life he led made him a champion in our town.

Top results, never-ending passion leaves lasting mark on sport of Nordic combined.

Pioneers like Ted Farwell set the bar with their results, and set an example with their passion for skiing.

Rifle Creek Golf course opens for season

Golfers eager to get back on the course will be thrilled to hear that Rifle Creek has opened in February.

John F. Russell: Bike tires leave their mark on Steamboat Springs Winter Carnival

Making the impossible look easy is a Steamboat Springs Winter Carnival tradition.

Results omitted from Soldier Hollow performance

Update on Soldier Hollow race results

Several top finishes were left out of Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club cross-county teams top performance on Feb. 4 in Soldier Hollow.

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Winter Carnival 2015: A close connection

Howelsen Hill and Winter Sports Club are tightly bound

For generations the history of Howelsen Hill and the legacy of the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club have been joined in a lengthy partnership that has resulted in Olympic celebrations and has long been a source of pride for town residents.

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Tobias Mueller races through the gates during Thursday's FIS Telemark World Championship men's parallel sprint, which was held at Howelsen Hill. The World Championships will continue Friday at 10:30 a.m. with the classic race on Vagabond at Steamboat Ski Area.

France's Lau Philippe attempts to make his way around Swiss skier Bastian Dayer in the quarterfinals of Thursday's FIS Telemark World Championships men's parallel sprint. The World Championships will continue Friday at 10:30 a.m. with the classic race on Vagabond at Steamboat Ski Area.

France's Lau Philippe attempts to make his way around Swiss skier Bastian Dayer in the quarterfinals of Thursday's FIS Telemark World Championships men's parallel sprint. The World Championships will continue Friday at 10:30 a.m. with the classic race on Vagabond at Steamboat Ski Area.

Sven Blain of France skies away from Olle Collberg of Sweden during the 2015 FIS Telemark World Championship at Howelsen Hill. Blain won his head-to-head dual with Collberg and advanced to face Tobias Mueller in the quarterfinal round of the men's Parallel Sprint event. The World Championships will continue Friday at 10:30 a.m. with the classic race on Vagabond at Steamboat Ski Area.

Taylor Finn flys off the mid-course jump during a qualifier for the 2015 FIS Telemark World Championships Wednesday morning. The top racers in the event will move on to the finals, which will be held Thursday. The Telemark World Championships continue through Friday at Howelsen Hill and Steamboat Ski Area.

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