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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Summit hands Steamboat soccer team second straight loss

Steamboat Springs soccer team dropped its second game in a row Thursday night in Frisco, but despite the setbacks the team's coach remains positive as he looks forward to the second half of the 2016 campaign.

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Series titles still up for grabs as running series hosts final race

The Steamboat Running Series will come to a close this weekend with the Emerald Mountain Trail Run, a race designed to benefit a great cause and crown a few champions.

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Sailors to face Evergreen as team returns to Tennis Center

The Steamboat Springs Sailors will be looking to return to winning Saturday when they come home to face a solid Evergreen team.

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Proceeds from annual charity shoot benefit 4-H, women's shooting efforts

Memorial Fun shoot is about a lot more than just having a good time. The proceeds raised by the event help support local 4-H programs and promote opportunities for women to get involved in competitive shooting sports.

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Sailor golfers score well at regional, qualify three golfers

The members of the Steamboat Springs golf team scored well at the regional tournament with three golfers earned a shot at state.

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Battle Mountain Huskies take bite out of Steamboat Sailors' return home

Members of the Steamboat Springs High School Volleyball team had hoped to celebrate the team's return home Thursday, but Battle Mountain wrecked the party.

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Steamboat volleyball teams back home to face Battle Mountain

After playing the past eight games on the road, the Steamboat Springs High School volleyball team will be back home against Battle Mountain.

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Teams have plenty to cheer about after earning top finishes at 19th annual Spirit Fest

Three teams from Rocky Mountain Cheer are celebrating this week after earning top honors at the 19th annual Spirit Fest in Denver last weekend.

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Steamboat Springs High School golfers prepare for Regional with hopes of extending season

The golf season will be determined by just 18 holes for the members of the Steamboat Springs High School golf team. A solid round next week at the Adobe Creek Golf Course in Fruita would mean an invitation to state and a chance at a title.

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Steamboat Springs golfers driving toward end of season, Regional

It may seem as uf the high school sports season just got underway, but it's already crunch time for members of the Steamboat Springs High School golf team, who have their eyes on the regional tournament and a shot at state.

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Recent photos

Steamboat Springs resident Nick Eiler walks along the sidewalk in front of the Bud Werner Memorial Library Friday afternoon. If the cool, wet weather wasn't a sign that autumn has arrived, the brightly colored trees along the sidewalk were there as a reminder.

For the first time in several months, snow could be seen on the slopes of Steamboat Ski Area Friday afternoon when the clouds finally parted. The cool, wet weather that brought snow to Mount Werner is expected to hang around Saturday.

Autumn colors are reflected in a pond near the base of Mount Werner Wednesday afternoon.

A mule deer appears to be checking out the fall colors on Buffalo Pass earlier this week. The late autumn colors painted the landscape in the hills surrounding Steamboat Springs.

Smoke rises off the steep pitched slopes of Wolf Mountain Monday afternoon. Crews were able to use a single track road to get into the blaze and fight it. The blaze was contained on Tuesday.

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