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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Doug Allen prepares for final season in his career at Steamboat Ski Area

One of the highlights of Vice President of Mountain Operations Doug Allen's career at Steamboat Ski Area was guiding the replacement of fixed triple chairlifts with high-speed quads.

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West Routt's Jerry Green takes home Leckenby Award after 37 years on Heritage Center board

Jerry Green's early school year were spent in one-room school houses in the Dunstan (organized in 1892) and Beardsley (organized 1913). Perhaps that’s why he’s been so devoted to preserving the history of the region for all of these years.

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Naval petty officer Jed May serving on versatile warship in Western Pacific

Chief Petty Officer Jed May's duties on the USS Coronado include recovering helicopters like the SH-60 Sierra Seahawk to the tri-hulled naval ship after missions.

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Election Guide 2016: Referendum 1A — County asks voters to pre-approve pot excise tax

The Routt County Board of Commissioners is asking the voters to approve a 5 percent excise tax on marijuana grown for retail sale, anticipating it may consider permits for grow operations in the unincorporated county.

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Election Guide 2016: Referendum 5A — Mill levy increase sought for South Routt Medical Center

Without, the additional 2 mills of property tax, bringing the total to 4.095, that would provide an additional $185,285 in revenue, District Manager Ken Rogers said, he and the board would have to consider service reductions.

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Best Fishing Outfitter: Bucking Rainbow Outfitters

The increasing involvement of three generations of the Duty family is a significant factor in the success of Bucking Rainbow based out of a red brick building at 730 Lincoln Avenue that’s as solid as the business.

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Best Mullet: Luke Kimmes and Jesse Kurk (tie)

"You’ve got to stand in a doorway when there’s a good breeze blowing," to show your mullet to best advantage. That’s a really good move.” – Jesse Kurk

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Best Print Shop: Crown Prints

Crown Prints

Businesses from hair salons to building contractors rely on Crown Prints to reinforce their identity. One of the biggest perennial customers is the Mustang Roundup.

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Cowboy Brad Fitch brings the music of John Denver to Steamboat

Audience members can feel free to sing along and call out requests when Cowboy Brad Fitch brings the music of John Denver to Steamboat.

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Classic apres ski restaurant, the T Bar, asks city for five more years

For an older generation of devoted Steamboat skiers, Slopeside and T Bar are the closest things to the gone, but not forgotten, Dos Amigos and Tugboat for apres ski.

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Routt County Human Resources Assistant Georgian Kalow, left foreground, and CSU Extension Assistant Jessica Quigley were recognized Oct. 10 for their devotion to Routt County's core values by the Board of Commissioners Doug Monger, Cari Hermacinski and Tim Corrigan. A third honoree, County Purchasing Agent Marti Hamilton, was unable to attend.

Colorado House District 26 candidates, Republican challenger Michael Cacioppo, left, and incumbent Democrat Diane Mitsch Bush, right, exchange cordial greetings prior to responding to questions from the members of the Steamboat Springs Kiwanis Club Oct. 4.

Routt County Treasurer Brita Horn gives the Board of Commissioners an update on a meeting she and her legal counsel had with Peabody Energy officials in Denver Oct. 4 to discuss the impasse over their unpaid 2016 taxes and associated interest.

Colorado Lt. Gov. Donna Lynne reads the book "Giraffes Can't Dance" during story hour Sept. 29 at Bud Werner Memorial Library. Lynne and officials from the state agency Serve Colorado are touring the state to share best practice innovations in early childhood literacy and shine a light on admirable programs. Every child in attendance received a copy of "Giraffes Can't Dance."

Kris Middledorf, the new Colorado Parks and Wildlife Area Manager based in Steamboat Springs, said he was immediately struck by the diversity of animal species in Routt County and the community’s involvement in conserving habitat.

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