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: Finding his seat in the stands, continuing to teach

Six years after leaving his position as head coach of the Steamboat Springs High School basketball program, Kelly Meek still is teaching the game to young athletes in Western Colorado.

John F. Russell: A taste of Steamboat Springs

It could be the best dinning experience in Steamboat Springs and would offer people a taste of what our mountain town is all about along with a side of fries.

John F. Russell: Elections may have been the biggest game in town this week

Cast your vote and watch the game unfold. Maybe I've been covering sports for too long.

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Tour de Steamboat continues to grow, support local causes

The Tour de Steamboat rides raised $72,000 for local causes this year, and organizers already are setting their sights on 2015.

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Steamboat Living: Filthy fun: North Routt locals riding homemade skis

Ski in North Routt County this winter and you might see locals schussing on a new ski underfoot, complete with gray-and-brown beetle-kill topsheets. Far from their Filthy Ski brand name, they’re works of art that are as fun to arc turns on as they are aesthetic.

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Snowmaking begins on the slopes of Steamboat Ski Area

Steamboat's most recent cold snap is just what snowmakers at the Steamboat Ski Area where hoping for. The first flakes of the year where blown Tuesday morning as the ski area looks forward to opening day.

John F. Russell: It might be the end of the road for high school athletes, but that’s why we have adult leagues

The end is near for many seniors in Routt County, but there are sports after high school.

John F. Russell: Looking back on Johnny Spillane

Looking back it's easy to see Johnny Spillane's accomplishments, but it's the road he traveled that makes his story so special.

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Johnny Spillane take his place in Colorado Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame

Johnny Spillane inducted into Colorado Ski and Snowboarding Hall of Fame after amazing career with U.S. Nordic combined team.

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Johnny Spillane, at a glance

Johnny Spillane's land mark career at a glance.

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Conrad Real takes advantage of Friday's higher temperatures to dribble his basketball down the sidewalk in downtown Steamboat Springs. Real was in Steamboat Springs playing with a band at the Old Town Pub and was hoping to find a place to shoot some baskets before his next set.

Kevin O'Neill, left, and Austin Dailey, of Christmas Decor, fasten a wreath to the top of the Steamboat Ski & Bike Kare building Friday in downtown Steamboat Springs.

Soroco junior Eric Logan attacks the hoop in practice last week against freshman Ben Kelley, right, and junior Warren Hayes. The Rams have a new coach and a small lineup but are confident they can get after teams with a run-and-gun style of play.

Gondola cars run from the base area to mid-mountain Friday as Steamboat Ski Area prepares for next week's opening day. On Friday, Bill Jensen, CEO of Intrawest, announced his resignation. Intrawest, the parent company of Steamboat Ski Area, said Jensen will be replaced by Tom Marano, a veteran in the mortgage industry.

Gondola cars run from the base area to mid-mountain Friday as Steamboat Ski Area prepares for next week's opening day. On Friday, Bill Jensen, CEO of Intrawest, announced his resignation. Intrawest, the parent company of Steamboat Ski Area, said Jensen will be replaced by Tom Marano, a veteran in the mortgage industry.

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