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.
Looking back it's easy to see Johnny Spillane's accomplishments, but it's the road he traveled that makes his story so special.
Johnny Spillane inducted into Colorado Ski and Snowboarding Hall of Fame after amazing career with U.S. Nordic combined team.
Johnny Spillane's land mark career at a glance.
Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club is hoping Terry Orlick's perspective can give athletes, coaches and parents insight into excellence.
Speaker Terry Orlick brings his perspective to coaches, athletes and parents this week in Steamboat Springs.
This week, longtime Steamboat Springs High School golf coach Steve Dodson announced that he will not be coming back for the 2015 season. But after 11 years as the team's head coach, Dodson leaves behind a legacy of success.
Sailors head coach Steve Dodson broke the news that he will not return as head coach of the Steamboat golf team in 2015.
Normal is no longer a word that Kathy Nerney uses to describe her life, but it’s something she hopes to achieve someday. “I’m just hoping for a normal day,” Kathy said while sitting in her living room with her husband, Kevin, earlier this week. “There is no escape. There is nowhere you can go to get away from this.”
It was May 2013 when Scott Blair and a group of friends were hiking up BC Ski Way ski run for a few late season turns at Steamboat Ski Area. Scott’s wife, Connie Blair, wasn’t with him, but the events that unfolded on the mountain that day changed Scott and Connie’s lives in a matter of minutes.
The news that someone you love has cancer can be devastating, but what happens in the hours, days or years that follow can be overwhelming. “We are lucky,” licensed clinical social worker Carol Gordon said. “We have lots of resources right here in Steamboat Spring and that’s great.”