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: Learning the parent position

I've learned that being the parent of a competitive soccer player isn't always easy, but it's a position I'm welling to learn.

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Friends, community remember Father Tom as caring, active and loving person

When Father Tom Dentici passed away July 17, he left behind a long legacy of caring that inspired the members of his parish, and the community of Steamboat Springs.

Ski jumping coach hoping to carry on family tradition in Steamboat Springs

Karl Denney brings his family's love of ski jumping to Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club's Nordic programs.

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Local soccer teams advance to finals of 30th annual Mountain Soccer Tournament

As the Steamboat Moutnain Soccer Tournament enters it's final day two local teams still have hopes of landing a title.

John F. Russell: Rally in the Valley leaves lasting legacy

Making a difference is what the Rally in the Valley was all about.

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Rally in the Valley golf tournament drives off into sunset after 15 years raising money, awareness for breast cancer

Longrunning fundraiser appears to have come to end of long, successful run

For 15 years the Rally in the Valley has raised money, and raised awareness in the battle against breast cancer in Steamboat Springs.

Calf recovering at Born Free after being captured in Rita Valentine Park

Parks and Wildlife officials say they have captured an elk calf in Rita Valentine Park and transported it to the Born Free Wildlife Rehabilitation Center near Steamboat Springs.

John F. Russell: Making today's news, writing Steamboat's legacy

Big stories and everyday events come together in the pages of the Today to help tell Steamboat Springs story.

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Steamboat Springs Ski Jumping Extravaganza has become a holiday tradition

This week the top ski jumpers in the country will come to the slopes of Howelsen Hill to take part in an event that has been a Fourth of July tradition in Ski Town USA.

John F. Russell: How young is too young?

Lucy Li's story is amazing, but I can't help but wonder what's happening to our childhoods.

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Recent photos

Jessica Miller uses an umbrella as shelter from the rain as she walks down Lincoln Avenue Tuesday afternoon.

Clouds build in the background as a Golden Eagle takes flight near the base of Rabbit Ears Pass.

Will Hall gives Evolee Hall a push around the ice at the Howelsen Hill Ice Arena Monday afternoon. The Halls were visiting Steamboat Springs and decided to spend the afternoon at the ice arena.

Thu Tran laughs after getting bumped by Yung Tran during a session of bumper cars on ice at the Howelsen Hill Ice Arena Monday afternoon.

Ny Nguyen laughs after bumping into a friend at the Howelsen Hill Ice Arena Monday afternoon.

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