Tom Ross

Features and weather reporter

Email: tross@SteamboatToday.com Call: 970-871-4205

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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

Steamboat Ski Area's airline marketing program takes Yampa Valley Boys on the road

The Yampa Valley Boys, Steve Jones and John Fisher, should succeed in reinforcing Steamboat’s image as a cowboy ski town; their latest CD, “New Home on the Range,” charted at number 11 in the top 30 Western albums.

Routt County commissioners agree noise, visual impacts of zip line off side of Rabbit Ears mitigated

Jason Cobb told the Routt County Board of Commissioners that the new nylon-coated WhisperLine would greatly reduce the noise of his zip line trolleys traveling down the steel line.

Interviews begin this week to find new manager for Yampa Valley Regional Airport west of Steamboat

The candidate who becomes the new airport manager will set his or her wheels down in the middle of the busy ski resort season at Yampa Valley Regional Airport, which sees the bulk of its commercial airline traffic for the year in a span of 16 weeks.

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Snowfall hits town; Steamboat resort officials predict 'near historic' opening

It’s ironic that a perfectly timed powder dump makes a challenge to open Steamboat Ski Area. But the promise of untracked snow is always a boon to Wednesday’s Scholarship Day, the traditional opening of the ski area.

Talks underway between Ski Corp. and United on renewing Houston flights in summer 2015

Steamboat Ski and Resort Corp. exec Rob Perlman said the flights overall were nearly three-quarters full and their financial performance finished up well under the maximum revenue guarantees provided by the community..

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Crossan's Market in Yampa clears another grant hurdle

Croissan's Market was built in 1903 and continued operating as a community market into the 1964. When it was closed, many of the original fixtures, and even merchandise remained in place, making it a virtual museum display.

Air service board revisits summer flights from Texas

The United Airlines flight between Houston and Hayden had an eight-week run last summer from June 26 to Sept. 1 with some weekday blackouts during the last two weeks of August.

$63 million 2015 Routt County budget boosts child care, treats 41 miles of paved roads, restores pay raises

On the human capital side of the ledger, Routt County commissioners hope an $82,000 increase in the Human Services budget will provide childcare support for another 28 children living in households whose annual incomes are under 130 percent of federal poverty levels.

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Ideal snowmaking weather in the forecast, to be followed by active storm pattern at Steamboat

Meteorologist Mike Weissbluth expects two waves of five to 10 inches of fresh snow each to blanket Steamboat Ski Area Saturday and Sunday nights.

Yampa Valley Housing Authority agrees to take on assets and liabilities of Habitat

Yampa Valley Housing Authority Executive Director Jason Peasley said his organization is prepared to hold the mortgages of existing Routt County Habitat for Humanity households.

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Recent photos

Strings Music Festival Executive Director Kay Clagett, left, will take her final bow and retire at the end of the 2015 season to be succeeded by Elissa Greene, current director of artistic administration, education and technology Elissa Greene.

Chef Kate Rench's Peach Streusel Cupcake is accompanied by salted caramel, candied pecans, lemon cream gelato, Crème anglaise and thinly sliced fresh Colorado peaches.

Boys & Girls Club of Steamboat Springs

Tasha and Al Campos have been so successful with MountainBrew, they've opened a third location in Old Town Hot Springs.

The Provencale city of Isle sur la Sorgue in southern France enjoys a mild October climate. The city is dotted with wooden water wheels along the spring-fed Sorgue River, which contains brown trout.

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