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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.

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Winter Carnival 2017: Streets Events unique nature draws throngs to downtown Steamboat Springs

The Winter Carnival Street Event offer spectators a unique blend of thrills, spills and chills that are uniquely Steamboat Springs.

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The Perry-Mansfield experience; a passion for dance rekindled

Arizona dancer Karina Cardella came to the Perry Mansfield Performing Arts School and Camp hoping to fine tune her technic, but what she discovered in the mountains of Colorado was the inspiration to rekindle her love of dance.

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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.

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Winter Carnival 2015: A close connection

Howelsen Hill and Winter Sports Club are tightly bound

For generations the history of Howelsen Hill and the legacy of the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club have been joined in a lengthy partnership that has resulted in Olympic celebrations and has long been a source of pride for town residents.

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Brewers in Steamboat Springs driven by passion and love of craft

The addition of Butcherknife and the Storm Peak brewing companies has marked an explosion of craft beer businesses in Steamboat Springs. It's true that both offer their own variety of beer, but inside the walls of these local business’ the passion for the craft of brewing beer is a shared love.

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Steamboat Springs Figure Skating Club takes to ice for 2014 holiday show

Skaters hope to use the 2014 Holiday Ice Show to showcase the Steamboat Springs Figure Skating Club.

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Discovery of the Yule Log in Steamboat Springs comes with mixed emotions

Longtime local discovers Yule Log on day two of annual search.

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Early season snow brings smiles to faces of visitors at Steamboat Ski Touring Center

Cross country skiers in Steamboat Springs have been enjoying the trails at the Steamboat Ski Touring Center for the past few weeks, and soon Haymaker will be added to the list of trails open.

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Scholarship Day rings in new season in Steamboat, despite freezing rain

Freezing rain may have dampened expectations, but couldn't keep crowds away for the Steamboat Ski Area on Scholarship Day.

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Tour de Steamboat continues to grow, support local causes

The Tour de Steamboat rides raised $72,000 for local causes this year, and organizers already are setting their sights on 2015.

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