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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Tour of new food bank, expanded thrift store gives insight into LiftUp of Routt County's growth

LiftUp of Routt County is hoping its latest expansion helps the organization meet community needs now, and in the future.

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John F. Russell: Olympic-sized memories something to hold onto

Twenty years after placing fourth at the Olympic Games, Steamboat Springs Olympian Annie Kakela prefers to focus on the positive side of her experience.

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Long-running golf tournament hoping new format brings golfers back to the course

Seventeen years ago, the Steiner Cup was created to carry on the memory of longtime local Vic Steiner. This year, the event will change it's format a bit with hopes that golfers can find the time to take part.

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Rare Air Tennis Training Camp gives young players a chance to elevate game

The Rare Air Tennis Training Camp, the first of it's kind in Steamboat Springs, will offer young players a chance to elevate their game as they reach for the next level.

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Local teams rise to top at Steamboat Mountain Soccer Tournament

More than 150 teams came to Steamboat Springs looking for titles at last weekend's Steamboat Mountain Soccer Tournament, but some of this year's champions call Steamboat home.

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Glenwood tops Storm to claim Mountain West College Baseball League title

Saturday's championship game was exactly how Steamboat Storm coach Matt Ellinghuysen pictured it — only with a different final score.

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Local tennis player chases aspirations to next level

A local tennis player's dream of playing tennis at the next level came true during a national-level event in Omaha earlier this month.

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Volunteers make Steamboat Mountain Soccer Tournament work

The Steamboat Mountain Soccer Tournament is a fixture on the summer calendar , but the event's success is actually built upon the efforts of a dedicated group of volunteers.

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Rally in the Valley proves to be a good time for local golfers

A dedicated group of golfers came out Tuesday to play some golf and support those who are battling breast cancer.

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Steamboat Mountain Soccer tournament draws top teams to town for annual event

A Steamboat Springs summer tradition celebrates its 32nd year as soccer takes center stage in mountains of northwest Colorado.

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Cans of spaghetti line the shelves at the new LiftUp of Routt County Food Bank. The food bank opened last month, as part of a three-phase expansion project that came to an end Tuesday with the re-opening of LiftUp's recently expanded thrift store.

The new LiftUp of Routt County Thrift Store has plenty of floor space. The recently renovated store opened its new space Tuesday as volunteers were still in the process of putting items back on the floor. The store generated more than $200,000 last year that LiftUp used to provide food and other services to those in need in Routt County.

Visitors take a tour of the new LiftUp of Routt County Food Bank Tuesday morning. The expanded food bank opened last month and is part of a project that also included expanding the thrift store next door.

Lynn Nyen, emergency assistance and food bank manager, speaks to a group that toured the new LiftUp of Routt County Food Bank Tuesday morning. The expanded food bank, which opened last month, is expected to provide better services to clients in the area as well as more fresh produce and proteins.

Lynn Nyen, emergency assistance and food bank manager, speaks to a group that toured the new LiftUp of Routt County Food Bank Tuesday morning.

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