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.

Recent Stories

New triathlon team looks to push local athletes to the next level

A new triathlon team will start competing in May and hopes to take athletes from Steamboat Springs to the next level.

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Steamboat girls soccer tops Glenwood Springs in key conference game

The Steamboat Springs Sailors rolled past the Glenwood Springs Demons Tuesday night at Gardner Field.

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Sew What brings new life, adds years to Steamboat residents' wardrobe

Local shop has been making alterations, repairing clothing for more than 30 years in Steamboat Springs.

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Y.E.S. Golf Tournament offers early registration break, chance to help local students

The deadline for early registration for the Y.E.S. Golf Tournament is quickly approaching.

Tom Southall's story reflects the spirit of a true champion

Back in the late 1970s, a young athlete from Steamboat Springs set out to make his mark on the football fields, basketball courts and tracks of Northwest Colorado. By the time he graduated from high school, Tom Southall had changed the way people in Steamboat Springs, and Colorado, viewed those with disabilities.

New award recognizes coaches and athlete who made a difference in Steamboat Springs

Thirty years ago a young athletes named Tom Southall captured the attention of Steamboat Springs, the state of Colorado and the country. Three legendary Steamboat Springs coaches are the first to share an award that will recognize those who work with athletes that are full of unexpected potential.

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Steamboat Golf Club ready to open for the season

The Steamboat Golf Club plans to open its doors Saturday ushering in the 50th anniversary of the popular 9-hole course west of Steamboat Springs.

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Steamboat girls tennis team cruises past Vail Mountain at home

The Steamboat Springs High School girls tennis team continued to move in the right direction Tuesday afternoon with an impressive win against Vail Mountain at home.

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Steamboat Rocky Mountain Cheer squads post top finishes at state championship

Steamboat Rocky Mountain Cheer teams overcome challenges to post top results at Colorado All Star State Championships.

John F. Russell: Track allows athletes to spring into spring

The impact of the all-weather track in Steamboat Springs has helped spring sports blossom.

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Recent photos

Libbie Miller is the district wildlife manager in the Yampa District, has been named Colorado Parks and Wildlife’s Officer of the Year.

Casey Durbin found himself immersed in whitewater while kayaking in the Yampa River on Wednesday afternoon. Warm temperatures and plenty of melting snow have pushed the Yampa River to the point at which local kayakers are being drawn to the fast-moving waters.

Steamboat Springs' Natalie Bohlmann battles Glenwoood Springs' Carol Stepniewski in the first half of Tuesday's game at Garnder Field. Steamboat won the contest, 4-0.

Sophomore Mackenzie Gansmann makes a sliding shot to score in the first half of the Steamboat Springs High School girls soccer team's victory against Glenwood Springs.

Sandy Clavadetscher works with Sew What employee Trish Tomme to alter a dress at the shop in downtown Steamboat Springs.

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