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

Fundamentals will be focus of third annual High Altitude Basketball Camp

Camp offers young players a chance to develop foundation grounded in basic skills.

John F. Russell: Sometimes success is measured outside the Olympics, even in Ski Town USA

In a town where a skier's success is often measured by an Olympic-sized yardstick, many skiers are proving there is more than one way to bring home a trophy.

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Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club athletes fill ranks of U.S. Ski Teams

The U.S. Ski team released nominations for the 2015-16 season last week, and several Steamboat Springs athletes were among those who will be representing our country next winter.

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Two new programs offer opportunities for junior golfers in Yampa Valley

Local professional optimistic that two new junior programs this summer will drive young golfers to area courses.

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Bryan Fletcher named Nordic Combined skier of the year, keeps honor in the family

For the past four years, the recognition that goes to the Nordic Combined Skier of the Year has been awarded to an athlete with the last name Fletcher. This year was no different as Bryan Fletcher collected his second skier of the year honor to pull even with brother, Taylor.

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Former Steamboat players fall just short of landing national title with the University of Colorado

Three former Steamboat Springs Sailors played a role in the University of Colorado's club lacrosse team's run at a second national title this season. On Sunday, the team was heartbroken as Grand Canyon University topped the Buffaloes in a 9-8 contest. for all the marbles.

John F. Russell: Road to state title is rarely easy

Steamboat Springs freshman makes road to state finals look easy, and makes those who watched realize just how special winning a title really is.

Cheerleading Showcase acts as fundraiser for local team

Cheerleading team hoping to raise money for scholarships during sixth annual showcase.

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Burger rallies to collect Sailors' first state title since 2009

Steamboat's freshman phenom rallies to win Sailors' first state title since 2009

Steamboat Springs freshman Tatum Burger topped St. Mary Academy's Alex Weil Wednesday morning in Pueblo to bring home the Sailors' first state title since 2009.

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Burger hopes to land title on final day of state high school tennis championships in Pueblo

Steamboat Springs freshman Tatum Burger will be hoping to land the No. 1 singles title on the final day of the 4A Colorado State High School Tennis Championships.

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Board of Realtors CEO Jody Condie, front, is retiring after 16 years. New CEO is local broker Urlich Salzgeber

Board of Realtors CEO Jody Condie, front, is retiring after 16 years. New CEO is local broker Urlich Salzgeber

Fifth-grader Max Kenney cleans up after his cardboard craft went down in the championship round of 2015 Cardboard Classic at the OldTown Hot Springs.

Soda Creek Elementary School fifth-grader Jonathan Rawlings races across the Old Town Hot Springs pool as part of the 2015 Cardboard Classic. The race was intended to teach the students about design and science, but even in the steady rain, it looked more like fun for the students who took part.

Strawberry Park Elementary School fifth-graders Preston David and Ryan Kitchen race across the Old Town Hot Springs pool as part of the 2015 Cardboard Classic. The race was intended to teach the students about design and science, but even in the steady rain, it looked more like fun for the students who took part.

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