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

Eight-lot residential subdivison proposed in Stagecoach

County planner says removing the dated high-density zoning from the Young’s Creek Preserve parcel would be a benefit if the project subdivision goes forward.

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Legislators listen to local water advocates

"What it comes down to, is that local communities want to be treated with dignity and respect if water from their basins is moved out and they no longer have that water for their own uses." — Jeff Devere, Rangely resident

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Routt County commissioners hesitate to invest public monies in community solar garden

Commissioners Steve Ivancie and Doug Monger were uncomfortable investing public dollars given CEC’s unwillingness to share with them financial details involved in building the solar garden.

Pennsylvanian to take reins of Routt County Regional Building Department

New building department chief Ben Grush said Monday he takes special pride in two college buildings where he did inspections, including a $25 million convocation center with a basketball arena.

Parks and Rec's John Overstreet reorganizing staff under lands and enterprise directors

Parks, Open Space and Recreational Services Department Director John Overstreet thinks his department can bring in more revenues while attracting more people — both residents and visitors — to the city’s parks and recreational facilities.

Routt County Human Services eager to make the most of new child care funding

A significant share of Routtt County’s low-income households are headed by single parents, making it even tougher for a lot of families to place their children in a secure child care setting while they hold down jobs.

Legislators coming to Steamboat to hear what locals say about Colorado's future water supply

State water plan meeting affords a chance to speak directly to a state legislator about Colorado's future water supply.

Dam outlet work at Steamboat Lake studied by engineers

Assessing damage to the dam's concrete outlet works at Steamboat Lake is part of an overall engineering study to create a new maintenance plan.

Dog House moving to Hayden

John Rolfe Burroughs was always in the Dog House writing his Western history books

John Rolfe Burroughs’ historic writing cabin, the Dog House, has finally found a new home at the Hayden Heritage Center.

Planning Commission votes to approve zip line adventure, which could be appealed

County Planning Director Chad Phillips said he would not immediately issue the permit to Steamboat Zipline Adventures, waiting the five days opponents are given to appeal the decision.

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Recent photos

John Fielder, the publisher of many books about Colorado’s wild places, finds it difficult to tear himself away from the largest field of alpine sunflowers he has ever seen in the western end of the Flat Tops Wilderness Area on July 27.

Pat Tierney performs the nightly ritual of purifying drinking water from a tarn still partially covered by snow and ice in the midst of a llama trek July 25 in the Flat Tops Wilderness Area south of Steamboat Springs.

The well-known Colorado landscape photographer and passionate wilderness advocate John Fielder leads a pair of pack llamas across a late July snowfield above 11,000 feet in the Flat Tops Wilderness Area.

John Fielder captures the warm light that follows a rain shower with 12,324-foot Flat Top Mountain in the background.

The glacial arrete known as the Devil’s Causeway tests the nerve of hikers while providing a dramatic entry portal to the Flat Tops Wilderness Area.

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