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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County moves to approve six-lot subdivision, city objects

Routt County commissioners voted 2-0 to approve a six-lot subdivision over the city of Steamboat Springs' objections.

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Cowboy Downhill: 'Let ‘em be doctors and lawyers and such…'

“We don’t have no unnecessary roughness penalties.” — rodeo bull rider and Cowboy Downhill contestant Garett Norby, comparing rodeo events to NFL football.

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Rodeo cowboys remind us of Steamboat's claim to Western roots

Some of the best rodeo cowboys on the planet will be in town as Steamboat Ski Area plays host to the 43rd Bud Light Cowboy Downhill.

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Yampa Valley Housing Authority might be able to tap tax credits for next project, but deal will be complex

“If we want to achieve our affordable housing goals, we have to do something different from what we’ve done for the last 20 years.” — Yampa Valley Housing Authority Executive Director Jason Peasley

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Sustainability awards honor volunteers who elevate Yampa Valley community

"The Sustainability Awards are dedicated to the time, energy of these heroes who have been the inspiration for our organization and a reminder to us of why we do what we do." – Yampa Valley Sustainability Council Executive Director Sarah Jones

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Human Services building so cramped its shortcomings are driving policies and procedures

An architectural firm has reported to Routt County commissioners that the current Human Services building is so cramped its shortcomings are driving policies and procedures.

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Routt County roads get plowed once a day, drivers cover 20 to 30 miles in 8 hours

Routt County Road and Bridge Director Janet Hruby explained Jan 10 why it’s not practical for her crews to plow the same rural road multiple times a day.

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Yampa Valley Housing Authority seeks to capitalize on momentum

Open door for housing

“We’re going to make a lot of progress this coming year. We want to be in a position where people are watching, because we have so much going on.” - Yampa Valley Housing Authority Director Jason Peasley

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Snowpack in Yampa Basin climbs to 121 percent of median

The highest snowpack measurement closer to Steamboat, on a percentage basis, is in Buffalo Park south of U.S Highway 40 on Rabbit Ears Pass.

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Steamboat Springs residents dig out from 23 inches of snow fall on valley floor in 3 days

Old Town Steamboat residents were working hard Thursday to remove snow from their driveways after 23 inches of snow fall in three days in city.

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The Yampa Valley Sustainability Council presented its annual awards Jan. 11 to six individuals and one institution. Pictured, from left, are Billy Atkinson, Winnie DelliQuadri, Megan Moore-Kemp with Yampa Valley Electric Association, Carolina Manriquez, Garrett Smith, Catherine Carson and Ben McGowan.

A home on Pine Street in Old Town Steamboat Springs was snowed-in after the storm of Jan. 5.

Among the teachers at Steamboat Springs Middle School, who began a Jan. 6 staff work day with a team-bonding experience, was this group who gave it their all at the gym courtesy of Graham Muir at Manic Training. Pictured from left, are Kathleen Huron, Susanmarie Oddo, Cathy Girard, Marin Shanahan and Megan Scannell. Twenty-degree-below-zero temperatures put some of the day's outdoor activities on ice.

The accumulated snow in Larry Worrell's driveway on Aspen Street in Old Town Steamboat Thursday was more than his snowblower could handle in a single pass.

Caitlin Murphy puts some muscle into the chore of scooping more than a foot of snow out of her driveway on Pine Street in Old Town Steamboat Springs Thursday. Murphy said the storm reminded her of the Feb. 20, 2012, storm that dumped a record 27 inches on Steamboat Ski Area in 24 hours.

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