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

Annual triathlon tests athletes' skills in golf, pool, bowling

Golf, pool and bowling take center stage this weekend at long-running tournament.

Hole-in-one makes for memorable business trip

Business trip turns out to be one to remember for local golfer.

The number 7 proves to be a lucky one for golfers at Haymaker last weekend

The No. 7 hole at the Haymaker Golf Course proved to be a lucky one for a couple of golfers in Steamboat Springs.

John F. Russell: Getting ready for the regional tournament is nothing to envy

Every year he gets the chance to teach some of Steamboat Springs best golfers the game he loves, every afternoon he gets to hang out on the lush green fairways of some of the state's top courses, and Steve Dodson's record as high school golf coach in our town speaks for itself. But I don't envy him.

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Steamboat resident Kevin Nerney battling brain cancer

After a lifetime of serving others in New York City, longtime Steamboat Springs resident Kevin Nerney is battling brain cancer.

John F. Russell: 50 years and still swinging

Fifty years ago, the founders of the Steamboat Golf Club opened a 9-hole course on the west side of Steamboat Springs. A lot of things have come and gone since then, but the club's survived by filling a need for our community.

Steamboat Golf Club celebrates historic milestone

After 50 years in Steamboat Springs, local golfers still enjoy the greens and fairways found on the west side of town.

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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Dan Sprys, of Fort Collins, attempts to net a fish while fly fishing near the Chuck Lewis State Wildlife Area on Monday afternoon. Sprys met a group of friends who visit Steamboat Springs each year for a few days of fishing on the Yampa River.

Colorado Mountain College President Dr. Carrie Besnette Hauser visits with Matt Gianneschi, chief operating officer for CMC, left, and Steamboat Springs' Jim Swiggart, right, before the start of a town hall meeting hosted by CMC on Monday afternoon.

Stephany Traylor serves Chip and Kathy Morseath at the Chief Theater as part of Friday's Suds N Grub. The beer tasting, which was sponsored by the Young Professionals Network, took place at several downtown restaurants and acted as a kickoff for this weekend's OktoberWest Festival, which will host events at Steamboat Ski Area Saturday.

Todd Givnish, front, and Ed Briones make their way along the Yampa River Core Trail. Friday's warm temperatures made it the perfect day to get out and enjoy the changing colors in the Steamboat Springs area.

A sign warns motorists to merge along U.S. Highway 40 on the east side of Steamboat Springs. Construction work on the highway is moving ahead, but for many motorists in the area, the project cannot be completed soon enough.

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