John F. Russell

Photographer, sports reporter

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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

John F. Russell: Expecting the best from coaches

We expect a lot from coaches, but what every parent hopes for is that their children's coaches will teach them to enjoy the game.

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Teams battle for international bragging rights at FIS Telemark World Championships

The best telemark skiers in the world gathered at Howelsen Hill Wednesday to battle for positions in Thursday's Parallel Sprint Classic, and national pride.

Steamboat skiers travel cross county to compete in Birkebeiner

Fifteen Steamboat Springs skiers traveled to Wisconsin last weekend to take part in one of skiing's historic events.

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Tour de Steamboat opens 2015 registration

Registration open for 2015 Tour de Steamboat cycling event.

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Thrift Store Treasures: Sifting through the hidden gems of Routt County's thrift shops

A thrift store is a place where people can donate items they no longer need, and the stores are dependent on donations from the community. Customers come from all walks of life, and one never knows what they’ll be looking to buy.

Skiing pioneer Ted Farwell leaves his mark on Ski Town USA

Ted Farwell may not have been born in Steamboat Springs, but the life he led made him a champion in our town.

Top results, never-ending passion leaves lasting mark on sport of Nordic combined.

Pioneers like Ted Farwell set the bar with their results, and set an example with their passion for skiing.

Rifle Creek Golf course opens for season

Golfers eager to get back on the course will be thrilled to hear that Rifle Creek has opened in February.

John F. Russell: Bike tires leave their mark on Steamboat Springs Winter Carnival

Making the impossible look easy is a Steamboat Springs Winter Carnival tradition.

Results omitted from Soldier Hollow performance

Update on Soldier Hollow race results

Several top finishes were left out of Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club cross-county teams top performance on Feb. 4 in Soldier Hollow.

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