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.

Recent Stories

John F. Russell: Referees need to keep the game alive

Finding adults willing to referee children's games is a growing problem and it would seem that it's impact is being felt even in places as sports-crazy as Steamboat Springs.

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Local skiers looking for support, assistance as season draws closer

Ski racers Anna Marno and Hig Roberts are carrying on Steamboat's rich Alpine traditions, but they understand they will need the support of the community to chase their Olympic dreams.

John F. Russell: Living in Steamboat Springs means living with wildlife

There are not that many places in the world where you can walk down a bike path and come across moose, bears, elk and deer. it's alway a fantastic opportunity, and gives local residents a chance to watch, enjoy and show these animals respect.

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Yampa Valley Science School offers sixth graders chance to learn, grow

Yampa Valley Science School offers students a chance to learn in nature.

John F. Russell: Moose is Loose pays it forward

Former National, college and professional ski racer's golf tournament provides helping hand for future Olympic stars.

Dragon to hit auction block Sunday

For the past two years Charlie and Gail Holthausen's dragon has been a main attraction for a number of events including the Fourth of July parade, Merry Main Street and Halloween. But on Sunday Steamboat's most famous dragon will be up for sale, and it's creator is hoping the dragon will find a buyer close to home.

John F. Russell: High school championships ready to tee off

The regional golf tournament will take place in Steamboat Springs this week, marking the beginning of the best part of the high school sports season.

Colorado Art Ranch brings unique artists to Carpenter Ranch

The artists at this year's Colorado Art Ranch each bring a unique view of art, nature and the world we live in to the Yampa Valley. But chances are when they return home, Northwest Colorado will have expanded their views as well.

Steamboat golfers wrap up regular season, shift focus to regionals

The top golfers on the Steamboat Springs High School golf team were noticeably missing for the final regular season tournaments of the season but plan to be back in the swing for next week's regional tournament in Steamboat Springs.

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Police take man's threats seriously, end situation without incident

On Monday police quickly brought an end to a situation in the Walmart parking lot with a man who had threatened to harm himself.

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Recent photos

Mike Zinker, of Frontier Structures, uses a power trowel to smooth the concrete of a foundation of a new home under construction south of Steamboat Springs. Tuesday's mild, autumn weather made conditions nearly perfect to finish up the foundation and allow work crews to get a good start on the home before temperatures drop and snow starts to fly.

Casey Truax, of the Lawn Lady, cleans leaves out of a driveway in the Sanctuary Monday afternoon. Most of the leaves in the Steamboat area have turned and fallen to the ground, making plenty of work for Truax and others working for lawn care companies in the Steamboat area.

Steamboat Springs' Ron Pollard tees off on the No. 5 tee at the Rollingstone Ranch Golf Club in Steamboat Springs. The warm temperatures made golfing in October pleasant for those lucky enough to get out on the course.

Leo Katalinas, of Windsor, attempts to land a fish on the Yampa River in downtown Steamboat Springs on Monday afternoon. Warm weather, cool waters and some great great autumn reflections made for a picturesque day of fishing in the Colorado high country.

Father Ernest Bayer, with the Holy Name Catholic Church, takes part in a panel discussion about physician-assisted dying Tuesday evening at the Bud Werner Memorial Library. The panel included Bayer, Amy Ibarra from Horizons and Vicki Barron from the Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurses Association.

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