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 annual Cody's Challenge mountaineering race is dedicated to snowboarder, ski patroller who left a lasting impression on the Steamboat Springs community.
The draw of one of the world’s most notorious off-road adventures has been pulling local motorcycle racer Hank Salyer to the desert arroyos of Baja, California, for years.
Inspired by brother's memory, Roberts wins Tuesday GS race in Maine
Steamboat Springs ski racer Hig Roberts had a big day Tuesday as he raced to a national title in the giant slalom.
Lucy Shimek scored her first goal off the opening draw only 11 seconds into Monday's game against Eagle Valley in Vail, helping the Steamboat Springs High School girls lacrosse team get back in the win column with an 11-9 victory over the Devils.
Grand Traverse challenges athletes from across the country and allows Steamboat Springs athletes to shine.
The Gore-Tex Grand Traverse pushed a Steamboat Springs woman to her limits last weekend but didn't stop her from finishing the trek from Crested Butte to Aspen.
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.