Tom Ross

Features and weather reporter

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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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Two generations of competitive skiers from Steamboat Springs entertain Tread of Pioneers audience

Nancy (Barrows) Gray and Sanse (Neish) Berry were teammates at the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club among a group of young women who dominated Alpine ski racing in the Rocky Mountain Division.

Closed convenience store, gas station destined to return to 'natural condition'

Water district manager says $750,000 price of Shop & Hop site is justified by the goal of protecting community water supply in alluvial well field along the Yampa River.

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Steamboat Springs High School Class of '95 looks back two decades

Steamboat Springs High School Class of 1995 reunites and rallies around former classmate David Virgili.

Just in case, county seeks to buffer building department with plan review backup

The city of Steamboat and Routt County processed building permits valued at $86,497 — 785 in 2014 — far below the peak years of 2007 ($250.7 million) and 2008 ($333.7 million).

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All heck breaks loose on the road To-Hell-u-Ride

As I sprinted down the barrow ditch at the side of the highway to retrieve our gear, I had a minute to consider what carnage the log truck would have wreaked on our camping equipment had the truck been following us instead of the opposite.

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Longtime Routt County Attorney John Merrill retires this week

The side of Routt County Attorney John Merrill the public didn’t see was the man who liked to go on walkabouts, popping in on employees in other departments just to chat and form relationships.

Camping hookups at Routt County Fairgrounds viewed as economic benefit in all seasons

The plan to create modern RV hookup camp sites at the Routt County Fairground is viewed as a piece of economic development for both the Fair Board and the town of Hayden.

What you do with the auctioned outhouse is your business

In addition to the vintage outhouse, there is a claw-foot bath tub on the auction block at the benefit for Crossan's M&A Market in Yampa.

Steamboat Springs was first organized to sell building lots to pioneers

It was in Boulder that Steamboat founder James Crawford met three influential bankers who in 1883 would play a role in establishing town's future

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New apartment buildings planned; one in downtown, another on Steamboat's south side

A pair of market-rate apartment building projects on opposite ends of Lincoln Avenue with the combined potential to add 94 rental units to Steamboat Springs’ tight housing market have entered the city planning process.

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Lifelong Steamboat skier Sanse Berry describes a pair of early Heierling buckle ski boots, which represented a technological advance, to her audience at a Brown Bag Lunch, hosted by the Tread of Pioneers Museum at United Methodist Church on Friday.

A view of Sheep Mountain from Colorado Highway 145, the San Juan Skyway, on Lizard Head Pass south of Telluride.

Routt County Attorney John Merrill, who retires after 24 years this week, and wife, Nan, greeted well-wishers during a reception at the courthouse Monday afternoon.

Matt Troeger demonstrates the use of the city of Steamboat Springs' new Charge Point level II dual pedestal charging station on his family's Nissan Leaf on 10th Street Wednesday. The use of the charger is free to owners of electric vehicles who have an account with Charge Point, and the station can accommodate two cars at a time for up to four hours of use.

Landscape photographer and book publisher John Fielder, contemplating perhaps, the relationship between wilderness and the human-built environment while seated on a historic sheep pen in the midst of the Flat Tops Wilderness in July 2014.

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