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John F. Russell

Since arriving in Steamboat Springs in June 1990, journalist John F. Russell has held positions as sports editor, photographer and reporter, covering topics ranging from health and human services to business.

A 1990 journalism school graduate of the University of Colorado, John has spent the past 30 years telling the stories of Steamboat, Hayden and Oak Creek.

John has covered three Olympic Games (2002, 2006 and 2010) and numerous World Cup events during his career, and he is particularly skilled at covering international winter sports like Nordic combined, freestyle, snowboarding and Nordic and Alpine skiing. He has covered generations of athletes in everything from prep sports to rodeo, kayaking to mountain climbing and plenty of sports between. His efforts have won him awards from the National Press Association, Associated Press and Colorado Press Association in both writing and photography.

Most recently, John has turned his attention to the ever-changing world of business in this corner of Northwest Colorado, introducing new ventures and keeping up with the trends in Steamboat’s dynamic business landscape.

John, who lost his wife to cancer in 2012, lives in Steamboat with his two children. Rylan followed in his father’s footsteps, attending the University of Colorado, where he is pursuing a degree in English. Sloan is at Steamboat Springs High School, where she is a member of the National Honor Society and plays soccer on the high school girls’ team.

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