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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Steamboat Springs High School Nordic skiers continue to earn state-qualifying finishes

The members of the Steamboat Springs High School Nordic ski team reach new heights at Tennessee Pass races.

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Steamboat girls hockey team overcomes slow start, wins MLK hockey tournament

Steamboat's U19 girls hockey team picks up tournament win, looks forward to continued success on the ice.

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Nordic combined announcement adds more Steamboat Springs skiers to FIS Nordic Junior World Ski Championships roster

The number of skiers headed to the FIS Nordic Junior Wold Ski Championships was expanded Friday as three hometown Nordic combined skiers were invited to the international showcase.

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Fast start helps Steamboat Springs skier make Junior World Championship lineup

Top results at the U.S. National Championships last weekend in Park City, Utah, have earned Steamboat Springs skier Wyatt Gebhardt a spot on the Junior World Championships team — something he never expected with the seaosn began.

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Moose wandering streets of downtown Steamboat shouldn't come as surprise

Colorado Parks and Wildlife officials say residents in towns like Steamboat Springs should be aware of their surroundings and should not be surprised if they happen to cross paths with a moose.

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Repairs completed; Howelsen Hill's big hill ready to jump into action

The last-minute, emergency repairs are completed, and jumpers are set to begin using the HS 127 at Howelsen Hill this weekend.

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Steamboat Springs Hockey team hopes to extend winning streak during weekend home stand.

The Steamboat Springs hockey program has kicked off the new year with back-to-back wins. This weekend, the team will look to extend that streak with games against Air Academy and Liberty at home.

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Nordic skiers open high school season on classic note

High School Nordic skiers opened their season with strong showing at Snow Mountain Ranch.

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Steamboat Springs basketball looks forward to start of league play

The Steamboat Springs High School basketball programs set to kick off 2016-17 league season.

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Steamboat riders return with top finishes, hope for more success at home

Steamboat snowboarders brought home solid results from Canada this week and will be looking to ride that momentum into this weekend's events at the Steamboat Ski Area.

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Doug Dwire shovels snow off of the roof of the Kum & Go near the corner of U.S. Highway 40 and Anglers Drive Tuesday afternoon. Dwire was working for Ager Enterprises, one of many local companies that have been busy removing snow after recent storms.

The nurses station features an open floor plan so that nurses have improved access to patients.

There are private and semi-private treatment rooms at the new Jan Bishop Cancer Center inside Yampa Valley Medical Center. Each room has a view of the slopes of Mount Werner, along with room-darkening blinds to lessen the sunlight if desired.

The reception area at the new Jan Bishop Cancer Center, located inside the Yampa Valley Medical Center, offers views of Steamboat Ski Area.

The amenities inside the new Jan Bishop Cancer Center at the Yampa Valley Medical Center include a place for patients and their guests to have refreshments and stay comfortable while loved ones and friends are receiving cancer treatments.

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