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

Legion baseball team travels to Summit County, splits doubleheader

Steamboat Springs Legion baseball team splits double header in Summit County.

Steamboat Storm names coach, selects players, hopes to find community support

The Steamboat Storm, a new collegiate level baseball team that will represent Steamboat Springs this summer, is slated to open play next month, as players continue to look for homes in the community.

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Fundamentals will be focus of third annual High Altitude Basketball Camp

High Altitude Basketball Camp offers young players a chance to develop a strong foundation grounded in basic skills.

John F. Russell: Sometimes success is measured outside the Olympics, even in Ski Town USA

In a town where a skier's success is often measured by an Olympic-sized yardstick, many skiers are proving there is more than one way to bring home a trophy.

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Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club athletes fill ranks of U.S. Ski Teams

The U.S. Ski team released nominations for the 2015-16 season last week, and several Steamboat Springs athletes were among those who will be representing our country next winter.

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Two new programs offer opportunities for junior golfers in Yampa Valley

Local professional optimistic that two new junior programs this summer will drive young golfers to area courses.

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Bryan Fletcher named Nordic Combined skier of the year, keeps honor in the family

For the past four years, the recognition that goes to the Nordic Combined Skier of the Year has been awarded to an athlete with the last name Fletcher. This year was no different as Bryan Fletcher collected his second skier of the year honor to pull even with brother, Taylor.

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Former Steamboat players fall just short of landing national title with the University of Colorado

Three former Steamboat Springs Sailors played a role in the University of Colorado's club lacrosse team's run at a second national title this season. On Sunday, the team was heartbroken as Grand Canyon University topped the Buffaloes in a 9-8 contest. for all the marbles.

John F. Russell: Road to state title is rarely easy

Steamboat Springs freshman makes road to state finals look easy, and makes those who watched realize just how special winning a title really is.

Cheerleading Showcase acts as fundraiser for local team

Cheerleading team hoping to raise money for scholarships during sixth annual showcase.

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Recent photos

Buzz the Honey Stinger Bee greets students at the Strawberry Park Bike Rally Friday morning.

Strawberry Park Elementary School student Sophie Cowman tries out the the hand cycles at the Strawberry Park Elementary School’s Bike Rally Friday. Volunteers, including a group of Moots, set up a number of stations hoping to remind elementary students about riding safely this spring and summer.

Moots employee Jon Cariveau helps Strawberry Park Elementary student Monica Ramirez-Luna learn to ride a bike during the Strawberry Park Elementary School's bike rally Friday morning. Volunteers, including a group of Moots, set up a number of stations hoping to remind elementary students about riding safely this spring and summer.

Helmets line a table at the Strawberry Park Elementary School's Bike Rally Friday morning.

The front fork and spokes of one of the many bikes on hand Friday for the Strawberry Park Elementary School Bike Rally.

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