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.
Home-grown breakfast burritos
The Egg Lady is really Kris Brannan, who, with her husband, Ed, grows leghorn chickens and white Duroc pigs on their ranch west of Craig.
Anglers cautioned: The ice close to the shore at Stagecoach Reservoir is very thin, it's a different story at Steamboat Lake.
Dairies and wheat farms not as prevalent
Northwest Colorado ranchers, farmers celebrate Ag Week family style.
Snow plowing gets closer look
Routt County will conduct a work session March 21 to look at options for its snow plowing policy.
Elk River flows over-heated
“It’s crazy how high the flows are for this time of year," hydrologist Ashley Nielson says of the Elk River.
Spring airline deals in play
Even as resort officials begin to work on contracts for the 2017-18 flight program, they are still trying to boost airline traffic for the final few weeks of this ski season.
Katzman sees historic perspective
Emily Katzman, the new executive director of Historic Routt County, has a fascination with Puebloan structures at Mesa Verde National Park.
Fighting for veterans' health care
Steamboat area rancher Jim Stanko makes his ninth trip to Washington D.C. with American Legion leaders to lobby Congress for funding to allow military veterans in rural areas to see private doctors in some cases.
Knights of Columbus still cook corned beef in copper kettles
Storm drains used as dumping
Suspected paint dump into storm drain finds its way from cattail pond to crawl spaces and spreads fumes in Steamboat townhomes.