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

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Golf season in Steamboat Springs expected to be in full swing by the end of the week

Three local courses will open by the end of the week meaning that the golf season in Steamboat Springs will be in full swing.

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Branching out — Local craftsmen turn passions for artistry into practical creations

In a fast-paced world where people can buy anything they want with a credit card and a computer, and in a world where people are impressed by brand names instead of workmanship, there is a group of Steamboat Springs’ artists traveling their own path.

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Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club skiers show well in late-season events

With the ski season winding down, members of the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club collected a few more results before calling it quits.

John F. Russell: Success starts before high school

The key to success for any high school program is building a strong foundation. that's what the Steamboat Springs girls lacrosse team is trying to do with it's new elementary and middle school programs.

John F. Russell: Finding joy from playing the game

Remember that the love of the game is about a lot more than winning or losing.

Steamboat Springs High School girl's lacrosse team falls in home opener

The Battle Mountain Huskies experience proved to be too much for the Steamboat Springs Sailors Monday afternoon at Gardner Field. The Huskies topped Steamboat Springs in the Sailors first home game of the season, 15-3.

New colligate baseball league hoping for a homerun in Steamboat Springs

The newly formed Mountain West Summer Collegiate Wood Bat Baseball League is coming to Steamboat Springs this summer.

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Steamboat juniors earn podium spots at Junior World Freestyle skiing championships

Three-hundred of the world's top junior freestyle skiers competed at the Junior World Championships in Italy this week. Two Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club members found their way to the podium.

John F. Russell: Sled hockey player sets an example for everyone

Corey Fairbanks may not have use of his legs, but he is setting an example that every athlete can learn from

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Figure skating club ready for Spring Show

The members of the Steamboat Springs Figure Skating Club are ready to step onto the ice this weekend with a tribute to Billboard's chart topping music.

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New growth, wild flowers and part of a dead tree give the forest floor just outside of Steamboat Springs the feeling of spring.

Old skis and dandelions blend together to create a scenic view in old town Steamboat Springs.

Old Town Hot Springs employee Lance O'Donnell uses a blower to clean the surface of the tennis courts Monday morning.

Sonia Kulberg takes advantage of Monday morning's mild weather to write in her journal along the banks of the Yampa River in Steamboat Springs.

Spencer Petersen, front, and Andrew Firestone hit golf balls at the Haymaker driving range Monday afternoon. Right now, the practice facilities at the course are open, but on Thursday, golfers will be able to play all 18 holes. It's one of the earliest openings in the golf course's history.

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