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.

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John F. Russell: Finding a home on the field, and off, in the mountains of Steamboat Springs

With the start of the season only two weeks away, organizers of the Storm Baseball team are rounding third and hoping to find homes.

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John F. Russell: Shootout brings back memories of another big game, state title

Longtime Steamboat Springs resident Jim Dudley understands the magic that comes from winning a penalty kick tie-breaker in the big game. When the Sailors topped Palisade in a shootout back in 1998, it left a mark that our town may never forget.

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Steamboat goalkeeper finding her "free"style

Sailor's soccer standout has hidden talent

Steamboat Springs senior Ocoee Wilson has left her mark as one of the top goalkeepers in the state and has played a huge role in the Sailors' winning record and state playoff success. But there's another side to the Steamboat goalie, who seems to have found her own style.

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John F. Russell: Amy Brodie overcoming challenges, wondering if there is more

When Steamboat Springs swimmer Amy Brodie got the opportunity to swim at Colorado Mesa University a few years ago, she reached a level few swimmers in Steamboat have ever enjoyed. But the past few years have been filled with ups and downs, and after making a tremendous comeback this last season, the local girl can't help but wonder what could be.

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Fire burns 5 acres before crews get control

A controlled burn, which got out of control, burned five acres near Thorpe Mountain before fire crews gained control.

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John F. Russell: Inspiring love for the game

It's not Major League Baseball or even a minor league franchise, but longtime baseball supporter Dave Roy is hoping the Storm will entice Steamboat Springs locals to head to the ball fields and fall in love with baseball this summer.

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Storm brings its brand of baseball to Steamboat for second year in row

Top college baseball players from around the county will come to Steamboat Springs in June to put on Storm uniforms and represent Steamboat Springs in the Mountain West Collegiate Baseball League.

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Tim Krumrie: advocating, educating from career of experience

Tim Krumrie picked up a football as a freshman at Mondovi High School in Wisconsin and wouldn’t put it down for the next 20 years.

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Ringing the bell

Steamboat Springs embraces national concussion awareness trend

A few years ago, Steamboat Springs High School football coach Lonn Clementson was faced with a choice.

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Life on the Line: Working with the men of Yampa Valley Electric Association

Working with the men of Yampa Valley Electric Association

When the lights and power go off in the middle of the night there is a dedicated group of workers at the Yampa Valley Electric Association in Steamboat Springs who will get out of bed, find the problem and fix it as quickly as possible.

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Recent photos

Steamboat's U-14 girls navy team celebrates after winning a shootout, 4-3, against the Rocky Mountain Cougars in the finals of the Real Cup at Aurora Sports Park Monday afternoon.

Steamboat Springs resident Parker Temple rides his unicycle on the Yampa River Core Trail near the Rabbit Ears Motel Tuesday in downtown Steamboat Springs.

Dancers rehearse their performance for the Elevation Dance Studio’s Passport to Dance. The first show took place Friday evening at the Steamboat Springs High School Auditorium with the second scheduled for Saturday. Performances were sold out.

Dancers, from left, Sarah Miller, Delaney Johnston, Taylor Kreissig and Marty St-Pierre rehearse their performance for the Elevation Dance Studio’s Passport to Dance.

Dancers, from left, Delaney Johnston, Sarah Miller, Taylor Kreissig, Ella Chapman, Marty St-Pierre and Kirra Kusy rehearse their performance for the Elevation Dance Studio’s Passport to Dance.

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