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

Freshman Gabe Rabenal leads Sailor boys in state X-C classic race

Steamboat Springs High School Head Nordic Skiing Coach Jesse Wilkins said senior captain Jennie Adler dislocated her knee just before the state championship classic race, ending her high school racing career.

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Weather may be frigid, but music will be sizzling

“It’s actually just really distracting, trying to keep yourself moving and hands warm. Your ability to get from one place to another on the fretboard is limited.” - Steamboat guitarist Tyler Peyman

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Steamboat Springs jazz guitarist Bill Martin interprets the American songbook

Steamboat Springs guitarist Bill Martin's latest CD, "Mr. Lucky," proves pop standards are fertile ground for jazz instrumentalists who don’t feel bound to adhere to the original score.

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Housing authority seeks technical help from county on funding issue

“What we know is that to meet the housing goals set by committee, we need to adapt a new paradigm or lose our middle class in the Yampa Valley,” Yampa Valley Housing Authority Board President Roger Ashton said.

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Airline capacity into Yampa Valley Regional Airport ramps up

Airline capacity into Yampa Valley Regional Airport ramps up for Presidents' Weekend and spring break to follow.

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Routt, Moffat tax valuation dinged by reduction in valuation of Hayden Station power plant

The reduced valuation of Salt River Project's share of the property in the Hayden power plant will impact taxing entities, including Routt County government, the East Routt Library District and the West Routt Fire Protection District in Hayden.

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Steamboat hasn't seen a February day that hasn't risen above the freezing mark

Meteorologist Dennis Phillips said the average daily low temperature of 24.1 degrees here through Feb. 13 compares to the historic average minimum for this month of 6.5 degrees.

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Swedish developers focused on their next project in Steamboat Springs

Johan Monsen and Ulf Clacton of Swed Properties, working with Ski Town Commercial, hope to deliver a community of small manufactured single-family homes to the market by late summer 2018.

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Royal Hotel owner might deed asbestos site to Routt County to land cleanup grant

“You’ll have the opportunity to tell that to the judge when we move forward,” with legal action. "It’s not our intention to take your property," Commissioner Doug Monger said to Reno Ager, owner of the asbestos site.

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Steamboat resident among principles in Aspen development

Jim DeFrancia's co-developer, Gorsuch, a cousin to Supreme Court nominee

Steamboat resident Jim DeFrancia among members of development team for proposed Gorsuch House at Base of Aspen Mountain.

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Recent photos

Steamboat Springs High School freshman Nordic skier Gabe Rabenal (131) led his team in the State Championship 5-kilometer classic race at Howelsen Hill Feb. 24 with a 26th place. Sailor Matai Curzon (137) is right behind him.

The managers and investors in the existing Flour Mill workforce housing development —formerly known as the Iron Horse — are in discussions with city of Steamboat Springs planning officials about tentative plans to develop new housing on 7.5 acres on the city's west side. Pictured, from left, are Jon Sanders of Ski Town Commercial, Johan Monsen and Ulf Clacton of Swed Properties, and Brandon Dardanis of Ski Town Commercial. Monsen and Clacton are from Sweden.

Suzy Magill 12, battled her way through the bamboo forest with high spirits during the Winter Carnival cross-country obstacle race Feb. 9 at Howelsen Hill.

When Bill Fetcher first spied his 1947 Caterpillar D2 bulldozer in a yard in Moonhill Meadows, there was a tree growing through it. Since then, he has restored it, and uses the little dozer to plow snow.

Colorado Mountain College Steamboat Springs Professor of English Lindsey Royce reads from a new collection of poems at Off the Beaten Path Bookstore and Coffee House on Feb. 2.

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