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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Hayden looking forward to start of new season, chance to improve

The Hayden Tigers football team ushers in a new football season Friday.

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Sports radio in Steamboat Springs changing the game plan

Sports radio listeners in Steamboat Springs can expect a few changes this fall, but stations will continue to provide plenty to talk about.

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Steamboat Triathlon will be a family affair for one Steamboat Springs family

The Steamboat Triathlon offers endurance athletes a chance to push the limits in the scenic setting of Lake Catamount.

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Titles still up for grabs as sun sets on 2016 rodeo season

There is still plenty to be decided as the Steamboat Springs Pro Rodeo Series draws to a close this weekend at Brent Romick Rodeo Arena.

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Gravity draws top riders to Steamboat, Enduro-X races

Race organizers expecting top field of racers to show up this week for annual Enduro-X races.

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Routt County Fair dog show teaches young handlers what it takes to win a ribbon

Young handlers seek ribbons at the Routt County Fair dog show but are rewarded with so much more.

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Biking the Boat to raise money for STARS

Each year, cyclists in Steamboat Springs gather at the base of Steamboat Ski Area for the Biking the Boat charity ride and a chance to help support a program that helps people with disabilities through a host of recreational opportunities that can be life-changing for those who take part.

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Steamboat High School sports season begins Monday

Monday will mark the start of the high school sports season in Steamboat Springs and across Colorado as football, volleyball, cross country, cheerleading and tennis swing back into action.

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Local Mountain Bike rider tops women's field at Colorado Trail Race

The Colorado Trail Race is a grueling, 500-plus mile journey that pushes riders to the limits as they test their own willingness to complete the journey on their own.

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Steamboat Stinger offers athletes a chance to ride and run

The Steamboat Stinger has earned a reputation across the state as one of the most challenging races of the season, but a few of the athletes take that challenge to a new level.

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