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

Southwestern Energy plans second well on existing Dill Gulch pad and a new well to the north of U.S. 40

Southwestern energy, which acquired the mineral leases of Shell Oil here for $180 million in 2012, also has a pending permit application at the state level for a new well north of Hayden.

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Gulfstream G-200 leads the jet parade as Yampa Valley Regional Airport reopens

A chartered Gulfstream jet inbound from Rocky Mountain Metro Airport swooped over the runway at Yampa Valley Regional Airport to gauge a stiff cross wind, circled back and touched down.

My dewlap is none of your darn business

Politeness counts. When threatened by a cow moose with youngsters in tow, do not say “Excuse me for living Mrs. Bullwinkle.”

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Routt County OK with Steamboat Ski Area master plan doubling as its conceptual plan

Any new chairlifts, as well as a higher-capacity gondola, which is being considered, would still go through the rigorous National Environmental Protection Act process overseen by the Forest Service.

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Yampa Valley Regional Airport set to reopen Thursday after 70-day runway project

The contractors on the repaving of the runway at Yampa Valley Regional Airport lost 16 full days and more than 20 in aggregate to unusually wet weather in May.

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Routt County considers allowing OHVs on short stretches of county road near Black Mountain

Routt County isn’t talking, at this point, about going as far as Moffat has, allowing OHV use on all county roads unless otherwise posted.

Possibilities for raising more protein with less water consumption?

Gail Schwartz: Colorado ranks 11th in the country in fish production through aquaculture with $12 to $15 million in annual sales, but the state has the potential to expand to $750 million in sales by 2030.

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Chris Diamond honored by Colorado Ski Country USA

A pair of ski industry veterans from the Steamboat Ski & Resort Corp. along with a young ski jumper from the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club were among nine honored by Colorado Ski Country USA annual meeting in Boulder.

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South Routt ranch upstream from Stagecoach State Park conserved

Four generations of the Stetson family have worked on Iron Springs Ranch since Frank Stetson’s father acquired the parcel in the 1940s.

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South Routt ranch upstream from Stagecoach State Park protected from development

Four generations of the Stetson family have worked on Iron Springs Ranch since Frank Stetson’s father acquired the parcel in the 1940s.

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NetJet pilots Mitch Baker, left, and Jim Ruttler landed the first aircraft arriving at Yampa Valley Regional Airport after a 70-day closure for runway construction shortly before 4:15 p.m. Thursday. The Gulfstream G-200 turned around promptly for Austin, Texas, with clients it met at Atlantic Aviation. Two more private jets had landed at YVRA by 4:49 p.m.

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.

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