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.
Routt County commissioners voted 2-0 to approve a six-lot subdivision over the city of Steamboat Springs' objections.
“We don’t have no unnecessary roughness penalties.” — rodeo bull rider and Cowboy Downhill contestant Garett Norby, comparing rodeo events to NFL football.
Some of the best rodeo cowboys on the planet will be in town as Steamboat Ski Area plays host to the 43rd Bud Light Cowboy Downhill.
Yampa Valley Housing Authority might be able to tap tax credits for next project, but deal will be complex
“If we want to achieve our affordable housing goals, we have to do something different from what we’ve done for the last 20 years.” — Yampa Valley Housing Authority Executive Director Jason Peasley
"The Sustainability Awards are dedicated to the time, energy of these heroes who have been the inspiration for our organization and a reminder to us of why we do what we do." – Yampa Valley Sustainability Council Executive Director Sarah Jones
An architectural firm has reported to Routt County commissioners that the current Human Services building is so cramped its shortcomings are driving policies and procedures.
Routt County Road and Bridge Director Janet Hruby explained Jan 10 why it’s not practical for her crews to plow the same rural road multiple times a day.
Open door for housing
“We’re going to make a lot of progress this coming year. We want to be in a position where people are watching, because we have so much going on.” - Yampa Valley Housing Authority Director Jason Peasley
The highest snowpack measurement closer to Steamboat, on a percentage basis, is in Buffalo Park south of U.S Highway 40 on Rabbit Ears Pass.
Old Town Steamboat residents were working hard Thursday to remove snow from their driveways after 23 inches of snow fall in three days in city.