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.

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Bike donations help children enjoy summer in style

Sheraton Steamboat Resort Villas and Steamboat Ski & Bike Kare join forces to help local youth organizations roll through summer.

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Upset bid falls short, but Steamboat girls soccer team remains positive headed into Spring Break

Members of the Steamboat Springs High School girls high school tennis team traveled to Grand Junction Thursday, hoping to upset the league-leading Bulldogs, but left the field with a sense of progress they hope will lead to more success this season and next.

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Adaptive tennis program proves tennis is about more than points, games and matches

The adaptive tennis program is ready to serve up fun and continues to prove that tennis is about a lot more than points, games and matches.

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Peterson's last minute goal lifts Sailors past Tigers in league showdown

The Sailors jumped out to a huge lead Tuesday, then held on to defeat Summit in thriller. The victory avenges the Sailors' only loss in league play this season and positions the team well as Steamboat heads into the final stretch.

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Distance runners lead the way for Sailors track team in Glenwood

Sailors dominate distance events in Glenwood Springs track meet.

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Mud Season Survival Guide: Spring in Steamboat offers photographers scenic adventures

Spring in Steamboat Springs gives some photographers reason to hit the road, but others feel like the transition can provide opportunities for capturing special images.

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Flying further, skiing faster with hopes of clearing final Winter Olympic hurdle

Longtime Nordic combined supporter Kathi Meyer was looking to create an award that would encourage young skiers to fly further, ski faster and secure a spot in Olympic history,

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Haymaker opens range, fairways to follow next Thursday

range up and running

Haymaker Golf Course opens its driving range and practice facilities for the summer.

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Karate kids strike again at national championships

Three Steamboat Springs athletes made the most of a recent trip to Albuquerque, New Mexico, where they collected top finishes at the United States Karate Alliance’s national championships.

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Sailors lacrosse team gets back on winning track by blowing past Glenwood

After a tough loss to Summit a week ago, members of the Steamboat Springs High School boys lacrosse team got back on the winning track with a 12-3 victory against Glenwood Springs at home.

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A sign on U.S. 40 west of Steamboat cautions motorists about upcoming road construction projects. The Colorado Senate Finance Committee voted 3-2 Tuesday against advancing a bill that would have asked voters to approve a 0.5 cent state sales tax issue to fund high-priority transportation projects.

A hawk takes flight from a fence post in a pasture west of Steamboat Springs Tuesday.

Elk Mountain, better known as Sleeping Giant, was resting under a fresh layer of snow Tuesday morning as winter simply refuses to let its grip slip on Steamboat Springs and the Yampa Valley.

Jared Colchin, a bike mechanic at Steamboat Ski & Bike Kare, checks out a bike at the local shop on Monday to make sure it's ready for action. The local bike shop teamed up with the Sheraton to donate bikes to the Boys & Girls Club in Steamboat and the Oak Creek School Age Child Care Center.

Friday's snow stands in a stark contrast to the green leaves of trees already in bloom in the Steamboat Springs area Monday. Just as many residents were preparing for Spring Break, winter returned to the Yampa Valley.

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