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.

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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.

John F. Russell: Living with a reputation

Brady may have won in the court of law, but New England Patriot fans will always have to live with team's bad reputation.

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Former mountain climber Dale Kruse was on the doomed 1996 Mount Everest expedition led by Scott Fischer that is chronicled in the film, Everest. Due to HACE (high altitude cerebral edema) Kruse stayed behind before summiting.

A bear spent several hours in a tree along the Yampa River near the Fifth Street Bridge Wednesday. Parks and Wildlife Officers said the older bear was probably startled and climbed the tree for safety. Unfortunately the tree was located in a very public place, and the bear's presence drew crowds of people to watch the animal and hinder its willingness to climb out of the tree.

Austin Camren, on ground, and Ernie Thiel position a part of the new scoreboard at Gardner Field Tuesday afternoon. The scoreboard has been ready to go up for several weeks, but crews have been waiting for a brief hole in the high school sports season to take the old board down and install the new one.

Construction crews from Native Excavating use heavy equipment to move rocks at the new Workman Park along Yampa Street in downtown Steamboat Springs.

Anna Marno and Hig Roberts hope to chase their World Cup dreams this season. A fundraiser for the pair is planned for 5 p.m. Wednesday at the Butcherknife Brewing Company in Steamboat Springs.

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