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.
Visitors to the Routt County Fair will not have to endure a muddy midway on rainy days thanks to a $350,000 grant from Great Outdoors Colorado.
Two Steamboat hockey players will take their talents to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and play in the 2017 America's Showcase.
With a new head coach in place, the Steamboat Springs football program looks to take the next step by posting the remaining coaching positions.
Steamboat Springs sophomore Delaney Moon scored two goals Tuesday, including an overtime game winner, as the Sailors topped the Battle Mountain Huskies in the home opener.
Steamboat Springs ski racer and longtime local Sue White raced to a gold medal at the 2017 Special Olympic World Winter Games in Austria.
A pair of girls from Steamboat Springs head to national tournament as part of Aspen Leaf's U14 AA girls hockey team.
Steamboat Springs Winter Spots Club racers shined on final day of the USSA Rocky Central U14 Alpine Skiing Championships
They just keep winning, and Saturday their fans will have a chance to see if the streak will continue.
Steamboat Springs girls lacrosse team knocked off Eaglecrest on Thursday, improving to 3-0.
Steamboat Springs senior Emi Thompson returned to the court this week, proving that hockey can't put her tennis season on ice.