John F. Russell

Photographer, sports reporter


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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Cody's Challenge is more than just another adventure race

The annual Cody's Challenge mountaineering race is dedicated to snowboarder, ski patroller who left a lasting impression on the Steamboat Springs community.

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Adventure 2017: Hank Salyer, Casey O'Donnell and Josh Scott — Off-road racing the Baja 100

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.

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Steamboat Springs skier Hig Roberts a national champion

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.

Steamboat Springs girls lacrosse returns to winning ways

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.

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Steamboat Springs athletes reach new heights at Grand Traverse

Grand Traverse challenges athletes from across the country and allows Steamboat Springs athletes to shine.

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Not finishing Grand Traverse was never an option for women from Steamboat Springs

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.

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Lottery funds help Routt County Fairgrounds move forward with improvements

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.

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Steamboat High School standouts get chance to showcase talents in Pittsburgh

Two Steamboat hockey players will take their talents to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and play in the 2017 America's Showcase.

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Help wanted as Steamboat Sailors' search for new football assistants begins

With a new head coach in place, the Steamboat Springs football program looks to take the next step by posting the remaining coaching positions.

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Sailors girls soccer team comes out on top of overtime thriller with Battle Mountain

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.

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