Tom Ross

Features and weather reporter

Email: Call: 970-871-4205

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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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Terry Tempest Williams explores Americans' bond with their national parks

“We are not the only species who lives and dreams and loves on the planet.” — Author Terry Tempest Williams

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Steamboat Springs Chamber surveys seasonal housing for one of four new working groups

In the case of the seasonal housing market, Steamboat is competing directly with the other mountain resort towns and their ability to provide housing.

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Steamboat delegate to Democratic Convention inspired to work for change

“Democracy is messy, and progress is often slow, but it is worth it and it is important, and I will dedicate the rest of my life to public service." – Erin Biggs

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Author Sureva Towler recalls her favorite Northwest Colorado history books

A person could spend the better part of a lifetime amassing, reading and appreciating a collection of Western history books to the likes of those in the personal library of the prolific author Sureva Towler of Steamboat Springs.

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County has budding interest in pot

Looking only at grow facilities, no retail

Routt County officials have studied the policies of other counties that allow marijuana grow operations, as well as the experience of the nearby town of Oak Creek.

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Steamboat woman on way to Democratic National Convention

Biggs remains loyal to Bernie

Democratic National Convention delegate Erin Biggs, of Steamboat Springs, interned for the late Sen. Ted Kennedy while in college.

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Old cabins at Perry-Mansfield retain the spirit of 'the Ladies' who found the arts camp

Charlotte and Portia's spirits live on

Longtime Perry-Mansfield drama teacher senses the presence of "the Ladies" in vintage log cabins

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Peabody spokesperson says the company wants to move swiftly to clear up overdue tax bills

A Peabody spokesperson said July 20 the company has already begun the process of contacting county treasurers to make arrangements to pay overdue property taxes.

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County commissioners approve extra $87,857 for fiber optic project

A difficult bidding process has delayed the estimated completion date of 9 miles of fiber optic cable spanning downtown Steamboat Springs August 2017.

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Swayed by remarks of Gold Star Mothers, Horn says she'll vote for Trump, 'Make America Safe Again'

"I fought all the fights that I was elected to by Colorado's 3rd Congressional District and everything you elected me to do.” — Brita Horn, delegate to Republican National Convention

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Historian and author Sureva Towler is donating a collection of 75 regional history books by many authors to the Call of the Wild Auction benefitting Crossans Market in Yampa.

Longtime Perry-Mansfield Performing Arts School instructors Kay Uemura Henderson (left) and Rusty DeLucia reunited at the camp in Strawberry Park this month.

It takes less than an hour to fill a small trash bag during Yampa River Cleanup Day.

Twin Enviro Services founder Les Liman inspects newly baled waste paper ready to be trucked directly from Milner to paper recycling plants.

Twin Enviro Services recycling manager Jeneire Yeats rakes recyclables into the mouth of the "Revolution's" belt, which will raise the cans, detergent bottles and paper to a turntable where all the various items are sorted by hand into one of 11 bins.

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