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.
The fall season is in the books, but the cover wasn't closed before the top Steamboat Springs athletes were honored by the conference and the state.
Changes at Howelsen Hill will bring more beginner ski trails, new terrain parks, jumps and improved cross-country ski trails, but these improvements also mean the end of a tubing operation that has been a fixture at the downtown ski area for the past eight years.
Steamboat Springs is set to heat up the ice in annual Ski Town Classic hockey tournament starting on Friday.
Anna Marno, who scored her first World Cup points and a national title last season, will be looking to continue her success at World Cup races in Canada this week.
Junior cowboys learned about life, and sport as while making the journey down rodeo road.
A group of off-road motorcycle racers overcame 830 miles worth of challenges last weekend en route to placing fourth in their division at the 2016 SCORE Baja 1000.
Annual holiday run helps athletes build up an appetite before sitting down to eat at Thanksgiving feast.
Sailors boys basketball coach Michael Vandahl is hoping to build the Red White game into a holiday hardwood tradition.
Young cowboys follow love of rodeo to Tulsa where they will take a shot at glory in the Heartland Youth Bareback Riding Championships
Steamboat Ski Area officials ae still hoping for cool temperatures and snow, but they are confident next Wednesday's opening will happen.