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

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Local swimmer Samantha Terranova hoping hard work, dedication will lead to college career

Swimming in Steamboat Springs comes with a long list of challenges, but for Steamboat Springs High School junior Samantha Terranova, the water is just perfect.

John F. Russell: Trying to relive my childhood in Steamboat Springs

Yes it's true that jealously is a bad thing. But when you take the time to look at what Steamboat Springs has to offer, it's hard not to be a little jealous of the children in our town who get to grow up in the shadows of Mount Werner.

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Discovery of the Yule Log in Steamboat Springs comes with mixed emotions

Longtime local discovers Yule Log on day two of annual search.

John F. Russell: Ray Rice would never look right in blue and orange

This week former Baltimore Raven’s star running back Ray Rice won an appeal of his indefinite suspension for the NFL, and is now free to sign with any team he wants. But hopefully fans will not want to cheer for him, and will not forget what he did off the field.

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Early season snow brings smiles to faces of visitors at Steamboat Ski Touring Center

Cross country skiers in Steamboat Springs have been enjoying the trails at the Steamboat Ski Touring Center for the past few weeks, and soon Haymaker will be added to the list of trails open.

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Top teens: Sofia Rodriguez

As a member of the National Honor Society, Sofia Rodriguez is a proven leader in the classroom. She is so excited about the speech and debate team that she has been known to even recruit new members.

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Top teens: Norma Techarukpong

There is no issue that Norma Techarukpong is not willing to tackle as a member of Teen Council, and there is nothing she isn’t open to learning about as a student of this world.

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Top teens: Zach Skubiz

Recent Steamboat Springs High School graduate Danny Kramer wasn’t sure what to expect the first time he met Zach Skubiz on the set of a high school production.

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Top teens: Paige Eivins

Steamboat Mountain School senior Paige Eivins loves to travel, but her choice of destinations might surprise some people.

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Top teens: Jessica Rossi

With three older sisters to follow — not to mention her mother and grandmothers — Jessica Rossi doesn’t have to look too far to find strong role models in her life. Now as a senior at Soroco High School in Oak Creek, Jessica has become a role model in her own right.

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Courtnee Weiss was helping the owners of The Homesteader keep up with the holiday rush Wednesday as she packaged cinnamon vanilla cashews in front of the businesses window looking out on Lincoln Avenue in downtown Steamboat Springs.

Randy Salky lights a decorative menorah Tuesday night on the lawn in front of the United Methodist Church of Steamboat Springs. The Methodist church and its board invited Har Mishpacha, the Jewish congregation of Steamboat, to place the decorative menorah on its lawn during the celebration of Hanukkah in Steamboat. Tuesday marked the first night of Hanukkah.

Jett Nemec plays in the snow with 9-month-old Kaida Rose, the family dog, in Little Toots Park in downtown Steamboat Springs on Tuesday.

Johnross Joseph Doyel pilots a Bell 407 near the Steamboat Springs Airport on Monday afternoon. Doyel works for Classic Air Medical, an air ambulance service based in Steamboat Springs, which recently completed its 100th flight since beginning service in March.

A bike is buried in snow Monday on the Colorado Mountain College Alpine campus in Steamboat Springs.

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