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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Depot Art Center sees new improvements, maintains its place of importance in the community

City, Arts Council make much needed improvements to Arts Depot thanks to $250,000 grant from historical fund.

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No doggone excuses accepted at this year's Routt County Fair

The Routt County Fair's dog show offers 4-H members a chance to share the stage with their four-legged friends.

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Horse show action heats up Routt County Fair

Horse shows highlights the start of the 100th annual Routt County Fair in Hayden.

John F. Russell: Looking up to a Catfish

Jim "Catfish" Hunter was a star on the baseball mound in the 1970s. His actions on the field earned him a perfect game and a place in the Hall of Fame. But what he did off the field inspired those with diabetes to pursue their dreams and to reach for the stars.

Arnie's Army Battles Prostate Cancer to hold Steamboat event

For 10 years Steamboat Springs resident Rich Danter has held an event to raise awareness, and money in the battle against prostate cancer.

Division I soccer teams to play in Steamboat Springs next week

Division I soccer programs from Colorado State University and the University of Colorado will visit Steamboat Springs next week before heading into the fall season.

Steamboat golfers open season with strong showing at Battlement Mesa

Steamboat golfers open season with solid showing in Battlement Mesa

Steamboat Parks and Wildlife office makes best of tough situation

On Tuesday, a glitch in the computer system left hunters across the state, and in Steamboat Springs, waiting for their chance to buy big-game licenses.

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Locals 2014: Laura Lamun

Laura Lamun is a lot of things: a successful businesswoman, talented performer and loving wife. She knows what she wants from life and isn’t about to let anything get in her way. In the past 20 years, she’s built a national following and international business that reflects what’s important to her, and more than 120 products that she’s proud to have stamped with the name Little Moon Essentials.

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Steamboat Springs High School golf team swings back into action

The Steamboat Springs High School golf team teed off at the Haymaker Golf Course on Monday, marking the start of another season of high school sports in the Yampa Valley.

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Tow truck driver Lee Gittleton wades into a pond off of Routt County Road 44 on Friday morning while pulling a Jeep out of waist-deep water. Katlyn Furniball, a mail service contract worker, was driving the Jeep in the northbound lane when she caught the shoulder and was pulled down the embankment. The Jeep rolled one time before landing on its wheels in the pond. The Jeep was pulled out and taken to a local tow yard where the mail was removed.

Leigh Erceg stands in front of her art at the E3 restaurant.

Longtime Steamboat Pilot & Today employee Deb Proper helps hang an art show celebrating 25 years of the Today at the Depot Art Center. Steamboat Today will host an opening reception and party from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Depot.

Alicia Sabin spent one of her final summer days inside the Bud Werner Memorial Library on Tuesday afternoon with a good book. Alicia, who attends Strawberry Park Elementary School, will return to classes next week.

Artwork by Bonnie McGee

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