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

Snow above 9,000 feet in Steamboat's forecast for late Sunday and early Monday

A line of rain and snow will move through Colorado from Aspen to Steamboat on Sunday night into early Monday morning, but the first week of November likely will be mild and dry.

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Best of the Boat: Boys & Girls Club wins best kids program

Whether it’s for an hour after school or a full day during summer vacation, youngsters are welcome at the Boys and Girls Club at remarkably low rates.

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Best of the Boat: MountainBrew wins best coffee shop

The sign in front of Mountain Brew signals that it’s a coffee shop, but really it’s a restaurant that feels like home.

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Best of the Boat: Cafe Diva wins best dessert

Chef Kate Rench, of Cafe Diva, reels in her customers with a dessert menu studded with confections that evoke country home cooking. Then she dazzles them with an exotic twist on those old favorites like, for instance, a summery fresh peach cake.

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Best of the Boat: Del’s Triangle 3 Ranch wins best horseback riding

If Steamboat Springs is America’s authentic cowboy ski town, Ray Heid, with one foot in a cowboy boot and the other buckled into his Telemark ski boot, personifies that spirit. And visitors tap into it.

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Tom Ross: Experiencing a Clark Griswold moment in the Paris Metro

I squeezed my satchel through the narrow opening in the subway turnstile, but before I could pull my suitcase along with me, the gate swung shut. I had a grip on the handle, but my luggage was stranded on the other side of the barrier.

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Tread of Pioneers hands out Leckenby, Larson awards

Pleasant Valley rancher Bill Gay, the son of pioneers, was presented with the 2014 Leckenby Award and the family of the late Jan Prouty Vail accepted the Larson Award on her behalf.

Local political volunteers know who has voted and who is waiting to cast a ballot

Political volunteers might want to set down their phones just before 6:30 p.m. Thursday, when the Denver Broncos take to Sports Authority Field to take on the rival San Diego Chargers.

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Web marketplace lowers threshold for selling locally produced food products

The Community Agriculture Alliance has picked up where a group of committed volunteers with the Yampa Valley Co-op left off, this time with a Web-based ordering and delivery solution for locally produced food.

Election Guide 2014: Tight race develops for Colorado governor

Bob Beauprez and Jill Repella are running against John Hickenlooper and Joe Garcia for the offices of Colorado governor and lieutenant governor.

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Chef Kate Rench's Peach Streusel Cupcake is accompanied by salted caramel, candied pecans, lemon cream gelato, Crème anglaise and thinly sliced fresh Colorado peaches.

Boys & Girls Club of Steamboat Springs

Tasha and Al Campos have been so successful with MountainBrew, they've opened a third location in Old Town Hot Springs.

The Provencale city of Isle sur la Sorgue in southern France enjoys a mild October climate. The city is dotted with wooden water wheels along the spring-fed Sorgue River, which contains brown trout.

Pleasant Valley rancher Bill Gay, left, receives the Leckenby Award from Jim Stanko, representing the Tread of Pioneers Museum.

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