Tom Ross

Features and weather reporter

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Tom Ross writes a column that appears Tuesdays and Saturdays in the Steamboat Pilot & Today. He also writes features and covers weather news for the newspaper. He started working for the newspaper in 1979.

Tom has a bachelor of arts degree in political science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is from Madison. His interests include Nordic skiing, Fly Fishing, book making and documentary photography.

Recent Stories

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If approved in January, new Stagecoach plan broadens potential for community store

Residents of unincorporated Stagecoach have long wished for a community store, and when the update of the Stagecoach Community Plan comes up for approval in January, there may be new reason for hope.

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Former Steamboat top exec Chris Diamond writes about his eventful years in ski resort industry

"Ski Inc." is an engaging account of the rise of the modern ski resort industry that doesn't pull punches but also honors the people who nourished it.

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Toyota ad that aired during Broncos game was filmed at Bridgestone Winter Driving School

Dashing through the snow in a 4Runner

Local professional driver Mark Cox was behind the wheel of a Toyota 4Runner during a commercial that ran during the Nov. 27 Denver Broncos game.

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Routt County approves two new wedding venues

Ranch weddings popular

Routt County is due for two new rural wedding venues to serve the growing demand for destination weddings in the Yampa Valley.

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Steamboat-based Big Agnes looks abroad

Big Agnes' new facility in Utah is expected to open in December and is being counted on to help the company meet demand for its products both domestically and iternationally while decreasing shipping times and increasing efficiency.

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Combo of fresh powder, temperatures allow Steamboat Ski Area to open more terrain

Steamboat Ski Area announced Monday morning it had opened the gondola and Heavenly Daze trail, affording 2,000 feet of vertical.

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Routt County Commissioners OK secondary dwellings over objection of Planning Commission

Despite the objections of its planning commission, the Routt County Board of Commissions voted unanimously this week to allow rural homeowners to construct secondary units of up to 800 square feet.

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Scholarship Day skiers rewarded with blue skies, carve-able manmade snow at Steamboat Ski Area

Carving before the turkey's in the oven

Scholarship Day skiers and riders at Steamboat were rewarded with blue skies and carve-able manmade snow, and 100 early birds went home with a T-shirt too.

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Twentymile Mine granted permit change to enable pursuit of new coal customers

Twentymile in pursuit of coal customer

Reports on file with the Colorado Division of Reclamation, Mining and Safety show that coal production at Peabody Energy’s Twentymile Coal Company is down steeply this year over 2015, but the decline has less to do with Peabody’s bankruptcy and the global decline in demand for coal than it might seem.

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Yampa Valley Regional Airport arrives at busy season Dec. 17

Airport generates 488 winter jobs

The combined workforce at Yampa Valley Regional Airport this ski season approaches 500.

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Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club snowboarder Baden Park, 11, was among the athletes showing their appreciation during Scholarship Day at the Steamboat Ski Area by serving hot cocoa to skiers whose $20 lift ticket fees went to support the club's competitive skiing programs for youngsters.

Steamboat artist Jeff Roth excels at portraits painted in oil, but his background as a house painter made him a natural to paint the new mural on the south wall of Natural Grocers in downtown Steamboat Springs.

Artist Jeff Roth's new mural on the south wall of Natural Grocers is a prime example of the power of art to transform forgotten spaces, according to Steamboat Springs Arts Council Executive Director Kim Keith. Roth is pictured in front of the mural.

Jupiter Jones, pictured in 1984, founded Steamboat Powdercats in 1983 and owned the company until 1999. He died late last month.

Crews working for Haselden Construction were completing exterior finishes and installing landscaping outside the new addition to Yampa Valley Medical Center this month. The $3.89 million building permit valuation for this summer's work at the hospital contributed to a total permit valuation for Routt County and Steamboat Springs of $96.5 million through the end of September.

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