Tom Ross

Features and weather reporter

Email: tross@SteamboatToday.com 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.

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Longtime Routt County Attorney John Merrill retires this week

The side of Routt County Attorney John Merrill the public didn’t see was the man who liked to go on walkabouts, popping in on employees in other departments just to chat and form relationships.

Camping hookups at Routt County Fairgrounds viewed as economic benefit in all seasons

The plan to create modern RV hookup camp sites at the Routt County Fairground is viewed as a piece of economic development for both the Fair Board and the town of Hayden.

What you do with the auctioned outhouse is your business

In addition to the vintage outhouse, there is a claw-foot bath tub on the auction block at the benefit for Crossan's M&A Market in Yampa.

Steamboat Springs was first organized to sell building lots to pioneers

It was in Boulder that Steamboat founder James Crawford met three influential bankers who in 1883 would play a role in establishing town's future

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New apartment buildings planned; one in downtown, another on Steamboat's south side

A pair of market-rate apartment building projects on opposite ends of Lincoln Avenue with the combined potential to add 94 rental units to Steamboat Springs’ tight housing market have entered the city planning process.

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City of Steamboat devotes two parking spaces on 10th Street to new electric car charger

The bright green parking spots on 10th Street adjacent to City Hall are reserved for electric cars whose owners who are welcome to charge up their cars at no charge.

City of Steamboat, housing authority collaborate on water/sewer project at enduring mobile home park

Construction crews from Connell Resources began work Monday on an unglamorous but critical $1.5 million utility project.

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Yampa Valley Housing Authority makes its pitch for federal income tax credits to help fund 48 affordable apartments

Yampa Valley Housing Authority makes its pitch for federal income tax credits to help fund 48 affordable new apartments on Steamboat's west side.

Routt County and city of Steamboat close to naming broadband consultant

Routt County does not have definite confirmation of whether any 911 calls were missed during July 6 phone, Internet outage resulting from sliced Century Link fiber optic cable.

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Steamboat's ski season airline capacity grows 13 percent with expanded service on existing routes

Notable on the winter 2015/2016 winter airline schedule released by the Steamboat Ski & Resort Corp. is the decision to boost the service between the Yampa Valley (YVRA) and Los Angeles to daily fights.

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Routt County Attorney John Merrill, who retires after 24 years this week, and wife, Nan, greeted well-wishers during a reception at the courthouse Monday afternoon.

Matt Troeger demonstrates the use of the city of Steamboat Springs' new Charge Point level II dual pedestal charging station on his family's Nissan Leaf on 10th Street Wednesday. The use of the charger is free to owners of electric vehicles who have an account with Charge Point, and the station can accommodate two cars at a time for up to four hours of use.

Landscape photographer and book publisher John Fielder, contemplating perhaps, the relationship between wilderness and the human-built environment while seated on a historic sheep pen in the midst of the Flat Tops Wilderness in July 2014.

Cam Boyd, left, and Pam Vanatta of Steamboat Sotheby's International Realty have welcomed David Baldinger Jr., right, as the third principal in the brokerage after a merger with Baldinger's Steamboat Village Brokers.

Authorities located Cole Pollard in the Trappers Lake area in the Flat Tops Wilderness Area.

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