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.
Showing leadership, Steamboat style
Leadership Steamboat spokesman Randy Rudasics confirmed the group has accepted the expensive challenge of helping the nonprofit LiftUp of Routt County to develop sidewalks at the new home of its food bank.
You can check out any time you want, but....
Attorney Bob Weiss, representing the owners of the Hahn's Peak Inn, countered county staff's position that the inn is not allowed to host long-term rentals by pointing out that the actor Peter Sellers (of Pink Panther fame) lived in a single hotel for 22 years.
Southwest Airlines makes rare appearance at Yampa Valley Regional Airport, serving Steamboat Springs
Charter flights boost tourism here
A pair of chartered Boeing 737s — one from Southwest Airlines and a second from the new version of Eastern Airlines — delivered ski vacationers from New Orleans to Yampa Valley Regional Airport this week.
Resort workers living in the Hahn's Peak Inn in North Routt County face an uncertain housing future in mid-ski season.
A tale of two winters
One of the standout snowpack measuring sites in the region is on Ripple Creek Pass on the way from Steamboat to Trappers Lake, where the snow is 82 inches deep.
Bob Dapper enters commissioner race
Bob Dapper of rural Steamboat Springs seeks Routt County Commissioner District 1 seat.
Refugees worked tirelessly to make it here
When they left Steamboat in 1998 to escape the long winters, the Siou and Ney Hoa Cheng had established themselves among the community’s leading restaurateurs. Ney Hoa was everyone’s favorite hostess.
Master plan update is an issue
Routt County is seeking candidates for seats up for renewal on its Planning Commission at a time when the Board of Commissioners is sending strong signals that it would like the commission to tackle the task of updating its master plan.
Coal fuels local jobs
“Specifically, it’s defending the local coal industry, and we’re willing to throw Front Range coal plants under the bus.” – Routt County commissioner Tim Corrigan
Partners need jobs too
The Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association's Trailing Partner Program s intended to support the employment goals of partners of people who have already landed a new position in Routt County.