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

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Daily roundtrips to Denver from Yampa Valley Regional Airport drop to two for summer

Reports suggest that Republic Airlines will retired its Q400 fleet by September 2016 and United Airlines has plans to reconfigure its United Express service based at the Denver hub in a similar timeframe.

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North Routt snowmobile, ATV operator wins favorable response from Routt County Planning Commission

The operators of Hahn's Peak Roadhouse seek to free their growing numbers of overnight guests from having to enjoy their ATVs and snowmobiles in a guided tour rather than riding on their own.

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Soggy holiday weekend forecast sets up nicely for Steamboat's 35th Yampa River Fest May 30-31

Drought is not in Steamboat’s forecast this summer. The National Climate Center says odds favor a wetter summer than usual, with the probability that June, July and August will also see above average precipitation.

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Exclusive 9-hole golf course gets nod of approval from Routt County Planning Commission

Peter Patten, a land use planner consulting for the ownership group that paid $17.65 million for Windwalker Ranch in 2012, said he prefers to refer to the project as a “golf amenity” instead of a nine-hole golf course.

Routt County Planning Commission considers approving very private golf course

Windwalker Ranch is expected to seek to persuade county officials to permit a private golf course by offering to spend at least $100,000 to improve the Yampa River banks.

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Rural Routt neighbors banding together to thwart hungry hoppers

“I was shocked to see the numbers of those little grasshoppers in micro climates – up against warm buildings,” he said. “They’re not supposed to be hatching in April at 7,000 feet," – CSU Extension entomologist Bob Hammon

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Ski Corp. execs share views of post-merger airline industry with Routt County commissioners

The most effective strategy for Yampa Valley Regional Airport during ski season has been to secure flights form regional hub airports that draw passengers from 40 or 50 cities beyond the hub.

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Soggy weather delays runway paving at Yampa Valley Regional Airport

When the weather improves airport director Kevin Booth said, crews from Grand Junction-based United Co. are prepared to lay down asphalt on the runway at Yampa Valley Regional Airport around the clock.

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Soggy May weather delays runway paving at Yampa Valley Regional Airport

When the weather improves airport director Kevin Booth said, crews from Grand Junction-based United Co. are prepared to lay down asphalt on the runway at Yampa Valley Regional Airport around the clock.

Routt County commissioners set to sign off on beer garden at the fair

Routt County Fairgrounds manager Jill Delay reminded the board that alcohol sales at the fair had been banned by the county commissioners in the early 1990s and then approved in 2010, but the only time a beer garden was actually offered was in 2012.

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Darren and Carroll Zamzow purchased the Hahn's Peak Roadhouse in 2011.

United Express daily roundtrips on the Q400 turboprop between Yampa Valley Regional Airport and Denver will be reduced to two instead of the the three that operated during the heart of the summer in 2014.

Despite sub-par snowpack, the Yampa River in Steamboat Springs was flowing above the median for the date on Friday thanks to above average precipitation thus far in May.

Jeff Troeger of Steamboat Springs proudly showed off his all-electric Nissan Leaf in 2013.

Robyn and Lambert Orton go before the Routt County Planning Commission May 7 seeking a permit to host weddings and events at BAR-O Ranch on Routt County Road 24 off U.S. Highway 40 opposite Haymaker Golf Course.

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