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.
With the start of the season only two weeks away, organizers of the Storm Baseball team are rounding third and hoping to find homes.
Longtime Steamboat Springs resident Jim Dudley understands the magic that comes from winning a penalty kick tie-breaker in the big game. When the Sailors topped Palisade in a shootout back in 1998, it left a mark that our town may never forget.
Sailor's soccer standout has hidden talent
Steamboat Springs senior Ocoee Wilson has left her mark as one of the top goalkeepers in the state and has played a huge role in the Sailors' winning record and state playoff success. But there's another side to the Steamboat goalie, who seems to have found her own style.
When Steamboat Springs swimmer Amy Brodie got the opportunity to swim at Colorado Mesa University a few years ago, she reached a level few swimmers in Steamboat have ever enjoyed. But the past few years have been filled with ups and downs, and after making a tremendous comeback this last season, the local girl can't help but wonder what could be.
A controlled burn, which got out of control, burned five acres near Thorpe Mountain before fire crews gained control.
It's not Major League Baseball or even a minor league franchise, but longtime baseball supporter Dave Roy is hoping the Storm will entice Steamboat Springs locals to head to the ball fields and fall in love with baseball this summer.
Top college baseball players from around the county will come to Steamboat Springs in June to put on Storm uniforms and represent Steamboat Springs in the Mountain West Collegiate Baseball League.
Tim Krumrie picked up a football as a freshman at Mondovi High School in Wisconsin and wouldn’t put it down for the next 20 years.
Steamboat Springs embraces national concussion awareness trend
A few years ago, Steamboat Springs High School football coach Lonn Clementson was faced with a choice.
Working with the men of Yampa Valley Electric Association
When the lights and power go off in the middle of the night there is a dedicated group of workers at the Yampa Valley Electric Association in Steamboat Springs who will get out of bed, find the problem and fix it as quickly as possible.