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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Steamboat's McCawley lands title in his final Alpine ski race at Colorado State Championships

The final Alpine event of the Colorado High School Skiing Championships saw Steamboat Springs senior Andrew McCawley race to an individual title.

Several teams hoping to race to a title on final day of high school skiing championships

Titles will be decided on final day of Colorado State High School skiing championships.

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Richard races to personal best, leads Steamboat boys at state

Tanner Richard posts best finish of season as he leads Sailors' efforts at state.

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Steamboat Spring sophomore leads Sailors in Nordic skates race

Fog can't keep Steamboat Springs High School Nordic racer from finding finish line, top-20 finish.

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Steamboat girls go 'All Out' on opening day of state ski championships

The Steamboat Springs High School's Alpine girls team found a bright spot Thursday afternoon despite the team's strugggles

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2 Steamboat skiers finish in top 10 on opening day of state championships

Evergreen's R.J. McLennan raced to the top spot in the boys giant slalom race at the Colorado State High School Skiing Championships in Steamboat Springs.

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Steamboat Springs opens playoffs with impressive win over Rampart

The Steamboat Springs Sailors netted three goals in the opening period as the team rolled to first-round victory in the state high school hockey playoffs.

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Steamboat seniors look to cap off skiing careers with top showings at state

For some skiers, the Colorado State High School skiing championships are a chance to bring home titles.

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High school skiers flock to Steamboat Springs for state championships

The top high school ski racers will begin arriving in Steamboat Springs this week in search of top finishes and hoping to have some fun in the process.

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The New Ice Age: Groups look to add ice, ease winter pressure

Finding ice time at the Howelsen Hill Ice Area in the winter can be a challenge, and while local user groups and the city staff work every year to make sure everyone can get a spot, continued growth may be pushing the rink to the limits.

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Steamboat Springs' Annika Malacinski crosses the finish line in 16th place during the skate race at the Colorado State High School Skiing Championships Thursday afternoon. Malacinski, a freshman, was the top finisher from Steamboat Springs High School.

Luke Borgerding shoots and scores in the first period of Wednesday's first round state playoff game against Rampart. The goal was one of three the Sailors scored in the first period.

Andrew Mitchell makes a move while attempting to get past a Rampart defender in the second period of Wednesday’s Colorado State High School playoff game.

Zach Forcum uses a snow groomer to push snow off the Steamboat Springs High School athletic field. Spring sports begin Monday.

SPRING CLEANING: Mitch Uttech took advantage of Monday's mild weather to wash the latest round of dirt and mud off of his car at a Steamboat Springs car wash. The longtime local was happy to get his car clean, but this will not be his last visit to the car wash before winter ends.

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