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.

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One Steamboat Place condo sells for $1,446 per square foot

OSP pegs $8.6 million in condo sales

Is pending Steamboat Ski Resort sale already fueling high-end condo sales?

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Timetable for Steamboat schools bond issue already tight

Steamboat Springs school board member Michelle Dover said the board has been coming together like never before in 2017 in an effort to upgrade or build new school facilities.

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First quarter Steamboat real estate volume challenges records with $169 million in transaction value

Nine new homes permitted this spring

First quarter Steamboat real estate volume challenges records with $169 million in transaction value.

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Kevin Sankey steps down from role in Steamboat's future schools committee

Kevin Sankey, frustrated by "lack of collaboration" with administration, steps down from future schools committee.

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Steamboat Art Museum expands into old Brandywine restaurant space

Vintage building gets a new life

The dramatic expansion of the Steamboat Art Museum's exhibition space will be accomplished during the summer with the remodeling of a former landmark restaurant

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Utility work in Oak Creek means summer-long detour of Main Street

While Main Street in Oak Creek is torn up this summer, crews will also bury a separate empty conduit with the possibility it would someday carry fiber optic cable for high-speed internet connections.

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Dam at Steamboat Lake undergoes repairs, most of state park unaffected

As a result of the repair work on the dam at Steamboat Lake State Park, the Sage Flats day-use area with parking near the dam will be closed during construction, and park visitors are being asked to avoid the area.

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Steamboat Ski Resort workers waste no time launching gondola updates

Get up, stand up

The Wailers were still performing their last encore in front of a wildly enthusiastic crowd celebrating the end of the 2016-17 ski season in Gondola Square on Easter Sunday when the first signs of this spring’s refurbishing of the 30-year-old Steamboat gondola appeared.

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Mud Season Survival Guide: Swing for a daily double in mud season

The joy of crust skiing is catching the snow just when the sun has barely softened the top quarter of an inch to allow one’s skis to barely bite into the crust — "It's like God's Zamboni"

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Newest affordable housing project in Steamboat Springs sees first move-ins

The first five households have begun moving into the brand new, income-restricted affordable apartments at the Reserves at Steamboat on the city's west side.

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The common areas at One Steamboat Place at the base of the Steamboat Ski Area are luxurious in a deliberately "homey" way with touches like well-used coffee table books.

Steamboat Barn Village, off Central Park Drive, is one of the hottest neighborhoods in the city of Steamboat Springs this season for new single-family home starts. That includes two building permits issued in April on side-by side lots that have yet to go vertical.

The Sage Flats day-use area near Willow Creek Dam at Steamboat Lake State Park will be closed during a year-long construction project to update and refurbish dam infrastructure. The rest of the state park will be unaffected, although anglers may notice fluctuating lake levels.

The music of the ski season-ending concert by the Wailers hadn't died down Sunday afternoon before Steamboat Ski and Resort Corp. lift maintenance workers began preliminary work on refurbishing the gondola. Crews from Doppelmayr USA will also be involved in the project, which is expected to delay summer operations at Steamboat Ski Area until June 30, a couple of weeks later than is typical.

Gabriela Valdez is thrilled with her new kitchen in her apartment at the Reserves at Steamboat.

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