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

John F. Russell: Cheering for your team in the other stadium

For years I've covered homecoming games from just about every angle on a field, but after I showed up late to Friday night's game I got a whole new perspective as I stood behind the visitors stands.

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Historic stagecoach returns home to Hahn's Peak

After more than 100 years away from the streets of Hahn's Peak, a stagecoach arrives to take its place in the town's long and rich western history.

Annual triathlon tests athletes' skills in golf, pool, bowling

Golf, pool and bowling take center stage this weekend at long-running tournament.

Hole-in-one makes for memorable business trip

Business trip turns out to be one to remember for local golfer.

The number 7 proves to be a lucky one for golfers at Haymaker last weekend

The No. 7 hole at the Haymaker Golf Course proved to be a lucky one for a couple of golfers in Steamboat Springs.

John F. Russell: Getting ready for the regional tournament is nothing to envy

Every year he gets the chance to teach some of Steamboat Springs best golfers the game he loves, every afternoon he gets to hang out on the lush green fairways of some of the state's top courses, and Steve Dodson's record as high school golf coach in our town speaks for itself. But I don't envy him.

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Steamboat resident Kevin Nerney battling brain cancer

After a lifetime of serving others in New York City, longtime Steamboat Springs resident Kevin Nerney is battling brain cancer.

John F. Russell: 50 years and still swinging

Fifty years ago, the founders of the Steamboat Golf Club opened a 9-hole course on the west side of Steamboat Springs. A lot of things have come and gone since then, but the club's survived by filling a need for our community.

Steamboat Golf Club celebrates historic milestone

After 50 years in Steamboat Springs, local golfers still enjoy the greens and fairways found on the west side of town.

John F. Russell: Races leave us all with vintage memories

The Steamboat Springs Vintage Auto Races came to an end in 1998, but many locals still have found memories of when the engine's roar dominated our Labor Day holiday.

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Zoe Hart strolls downtown during Monday afternoon's rain showers. Hart’s flower-covered umbrella seemed to help put the autumn weather in perspective.

Bartender Michael Ruby draws a beer at The BARley: Colorado Craft & Draft, located in Old Town Square in downtown Steamboat Springs. The local bar opened about a month ago and features a huge selection with 30 beers on tap.

The colors around Hahn's Peak in North Routt County are already starting to fade, but the majestic peak still stands out against a bright blue mountain sky.

The golden leaves of an aspen tree near Hahn's Peak remind us all that autumn has arrived in the Yampa Valley.

Eli Campbell was one of many locals who filled CrossFit Steamboat on Friday for a ski conditioning class. The classes are a popular way to get ready for the ski season, which is about two months away.

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