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.
January's 40 percent drop in real estate dollar volume appears to be attributable to the number of single-family and townhome sales. Yet, there are also reasons for optimism in the market.
Colorado Parks ad Wildlife terrestrial biologist Jeff Yost said that some winters his office receives a number of calls reporting elk calves that are struggling in late winter, but those have been rare this season.
Owen Roe winery is gaining recognition for a number of varietals and blends bottled at its winery in the Yakima Valley where the extinct volcanoes of the Cascade Mountains loom in the background.
Meteorologist Joel Gratz, of OpenSnow, expects Steamboat Ski Area to receive snowfall measuring from 1 to 4 inches in each of the 12-hour periods Thursday through Sunday nights.
As long as United, Southwest and Frontier airlines are waging “hub wars” in Denver, it will be a challenge for Routt County’s Yampa Valley Regional Airport to win back the 80 percent of airline passengers generated locally who drive to Denver to take advantage of lower fares.
Potential lies in targeting the 85 percent of air travelers who leave the Yampa Valley to catch a flight
The report by Sixel reveals there may be potential for more flights that meet the needs of visitors headed for Steamboat and the mix of leisure and business travelers who might change their current habit of driving to Denver to catch economical flights to distant cities.
Tony Cascio shares a story Ted Cordova used to tell about sleeping with pigs who protected him from snakes.
After 3.1 inches of fresh snow was recorded in town Thursday morning the snowfall total for October 2013 through February to date was 165.6 inches compared to the full season average (1981 through 2011) of 169.7 inches.
All three Routt County commissioners signed a letter to the Colorado Air Quality Control Commission indicating their support for statewide application of the new rules requiring capture of poisonous gases emitted in oil and gas fields.
The purpose of the salary survey, according to county officials, is to determine if Routt is at a competitive disadvantage with other comparable markets in terms of recruiting and retaining employees.