John F. Russell

Photographer, sports reporter

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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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Steamboat juniors earn podium spots at Junior World Freestyle skiing championships

Three-hundred of the world's top junior freestyle skiers competed at the Junior World Championships in Italy this week. Two Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club members found their way to the podium.

John F. Russell: Sled hockey player sets an example for everyone

Corey Fairbanks may not have use of his legs, but he is setting an example that every athlete can learn from

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Figure skating club ready for Spring Show

The members of the Steamboat Springs Figure Skating Club are ready to step onto the ice this weekend with a tribute to Billboard's chart topping music.

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A weekend on the ice holds promise for local youth hockey programs

There will be plenty of action happening on the ice this weekend at the Howelsen Ice Arena, and one group of players is hoping to make a lasting impression on sleds.

John F. Russell: Changing seasons, shifting gears

The seasons in Steamboat Springs come and go, but they are not always tied to the calendar.

Riders with ties to Steamboat Springs leave mark on World Cup, Nor-Am

When the Alpine snowboarding World Cup, and Nor-Am season came to an end last week several Steamboat Springs riders could be found near the top of the end-of-season point standings.

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Steamboat Springs Bantam A Team brings home a state title

Steamboat Springs Bantam A hockey team survived a thrilling overtime matchup with one of the top teams Friday, and then skated to a state title Sunday at the Edge Ice Arena in Littleton.

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Registration for 2015 Moots Colorado Ranch Rally opens

The Moots Colorado Ranch Rally is a chance for cyclists from across the state, and country to discover the treasures that can be found along the dirt roads of Routt County.

Gymnastics teams gear up for end-of-season meets

After a busy season, members of the Excel Gymnastics teams are hoping to roll to more success in end-of-season meets.

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John F. Russell: Nothing stereotypical about this boarder

Twenty years ago Hal Fischel decided he wanted to try something different. So he turned in his skis for a snowboard and has never looked back.

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Staff at Lift-Up of Routt County's food bank encourage healthy eating by labeling foods using LiveWell's "Go, Slow Woah" campaign and encouraging donations of fresh produce. The food bank also finished crafting a policy last week that bans cookies, cakes and candy from its shelves.

Many buildings are starting to take shape in the Wildhorse area. The first part of Homestead at Wildhorse includes five three- and four-bedroom residences in two buildings and is scheduled for completion along Bangtail Way in June or July.

Cyclist Steve Fleckenstein makes his way along Routt County Road 33 Friday afternoon.

Women's mogul winner Perrine Laffont of France, center, is joined by second place finisher Avital Shimko, left, and third place finisher Jaelin Kauf on the podium of the Junior World Freestyle Skiing Championships. Both Shimko and Kauf are members of the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club.

Steamboat Springs Figure Skating Club member Gillian Cook performs to "Rolling in the Deep" during a rehearsal for Sunday's Spring Show. The show is scheduled to begin at 4:30 p.m. at the Howelsen Hill Ice Arena. Admission is free, but the figure skating club will be asking for donations to help support its programs.

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