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.

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John F. Russell: Chasing a childhood dream

As children, we grow up dreaming about what it would be like to be a professional athlete, but only a few people will ever get the chance to know what that feels like. But thankfully fantasy baseball camps are available to make dreams a reality.

John F. Russell: Love of the game

I'm not sure if there are softball fields in heaven, but I can say for sure that is where you will find the game's biggest fan.

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Steamboat Springs swim team escapes winter, posts top results in Grand Junction

Steamboat Springs Swimmers race to top finishes at MAValanche Invite in Grand Junction.

John F. Russell: Never losing sight of what's important

The important place the Howelsen Hill holds in Steamboat Springs can get lost when you start looking at budgets, the cost of improvements and how to make the ski area profitable.

John F. Russell: World Championships offer Olympic-sized opportunity

It will only take an hour and a half to get to the sight of the 2015 World Alpine Skiing Championships this year, and will offer ski racing fans in Colorado — and in Steamboat Springs — a rare chance to see the sport they love unfold under the international spotlight.

John F. Russell: Putting a price tag on imagination

People in Steamboat Springs have long held dreams of building an indoor sports complex that would make sports like lacrosse and soccer a year-round activity for the children of our community.

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Brewers in Steamboat Springs driven by passion and love of craft

The addition of Butcherknife and the Storm Peak brewing companies has marked an explosion of craft beer businesses in Steamboat Springs. It's true that both offer their own variety of beer, but inside the walls of these local business’ the passion for the craft of brewing beer is a shared love.

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Young skiers sparkle at Howelsen Hill as Holiday Classic draws to a close

Hig Roberts was hoping for a repeat in the final event of the Holiday Classic at Howelsen Hill, but his teammate had other ideas.

John F. Russell: Finding his love of sports on the stage

Former Steamboat Springs High School basketball and soccer star Roddy Beall is stepping into the spotlight, hopefully changing expectations about what is cool.

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Steamboat Springs Figure Skating Club takes to ice for 2014 holiday show

Skaters hope to use the 2014 Holiday Ice Show to showcase the Steamboat Springs Figure Skating Club.

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Andrew Williams waits for his daughter Mary Carlisle, 5, to catch up while skiing Friday at Steamboat Ski Area. The Williams family was visiting Steamboat Springs from Mobile, Alabama.

Cupcake Mini Bar owner Cassie Piper shows off her latest creations. Piper and Lindsey Grannis, designer and owner of One Fine Day, have formed a partnership at the downtown Steamboat Springs business with delicious results. Piper creates cupcakes and wedding cakes for local couples hoping to plan the perfect wedding.

Cupcake Mini Bar owner Cassie Piper's award-winning cake, which was featured in Rocky Mountain Bride.

Cupcake Mini Bar owner Cassie Piper selection of tasty treats includes a number of different cupcake choices.

Sleeping Giant hides behind some trees Thursday just off of Routt County Road 42 near Steamboat Springs.

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