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: Races leave us all with vintage memories

The Steamboat Springs Vintage Auto Races came to an end in 1998, but many locals still have found memories of when the engine's roar dominated our Labor Day holiday.

John F. Russell: Rockies fans get their own taste of baseball history

Colorado Rockies fans will have to wait a least one more season to see the Denver team contend for a World Series title, but last Sunday the town took it's place in baseball history by honoring one of its first big time stars.

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Depot Art Center sees new improvements, maintains its place of importance in the community

City, Arts Council make much needed improvements to Arts Depot thanks to $250,000 grant from historical fund.

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No doggone excuses accepted at this year's Routt County Fair

The Routt County Fair's dog show offers 4-H members a chance to share the stage with their four-legged friends.

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Horse show action heats up Routt County Fair

Horse shows highlights the start of the 100th annual Routt County Fair in Hayden.

John F. Russell: Looking up to a Catfish

Jim "Catfish" Hunter was a star on the baseball mound in the 1970s. His actions on the field earned him a perfect game and a place in the Hall of Fame. But what he did off the field inspired those with diabetes to pursue their dreams and to reach for the stars.

Arnie's Army Battles Prostate Cancer to hold Steamboat event

For 10 years Steamboat Springs resident Rich Danter has held an event to raise awareness, and money in the battle against prostate cancer.

Division I soccer teams to play in Steamboat Springs next week

Division I soccer programs from Colorado State University and the University of Colorado will visit Steamboat Springs next week before heading into the fall season.

Steamboat golfers open season with strong showing at Battlement Mesa

Steamboat golfers open season with solid showing in Battlement Mesa

Steamboat Parks and Wildlife office makes best of tough situation

On Tuesday, a glitch in the computer system left hunters across the state, and in Steamboat Springs, waiting for their chance to buy big-game licenses.

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Recent photos

Stunt pilot Don Nelson regains control of his Sukhoi 26 after performing a stall while practicing for an air show that will be part of the annual Wild West Air Fest, which will take place Saturday and Sunday at the Steamboat Springs Airport. The show will take place at 11:30 a.m. both days. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children ages 6 to 12 and free for children under 5.

Aerobatic pilot Dagmar Kress takes off from the Steamboat Springs Airport on Friday morning to practice for this weekend's air show at the Wild West Air Fest.

The Rocky Mountain Renegades put on a show at Steamboat Springs Airport on Friday morning while practicing for this week's air show, which will be a part of the annual Wild West Air Fest.

Stunt pilot Don Nelson falls through a cloud of smoke high above the Steamboat Springs Airport on Friday morning in his Sukhoi 26 while practicing for an air show that will be part of the 10th annual Wild West Air Fest, which will take place Saturday and Sunday at the Steamboat Springs Airport. The show will take place at 11:30 a.m. both days. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children ages 6 to 12 and free for children under 5.

Pilot Hans Miesler performs a high-flying stunt while practicing for this weekend’s air shows, which will be a part of the annual Wild West Air Fest.

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