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.
With the recognition that there is an acute shortage of rental apartments in Steamboat, there is renewed hope that the Yampa Valley Housing Authority's land on Elk River Road could be used for community housing.
Classic Air Medical employs eight medical crew members, four pilots and a full-time mechanic to be ready to respond to a call at all times.
United Methodist in Steamboat was the first of three churches to make the offer to host the menorah after the Routt County Commissioners declined to make a place for the symbol of the Jewish Festival of Lights on the courthouse lawn.
Meteorologist Mike Weissbluth predicts Steamboat could get three bouts of snow, with the best chance for meaningful accumulations coming during the day Sunday and resuming during the day Monday.
The Upper Yampa River Watershed comprises 1,880 square miles from the river's headwaters in the Flat Tops to the confluence with Elkhead Creek.
An example of county cooperation with the religious community here is a large green “Where to Worship” sign on the courthouse lawn at the corner of Lincoln Avenue and Sixth Street that informs visitors of all faiths where they can attend services.
Steamboat Sotheby's International Realty and Wells Fargo Bank again are collecting toys this year to take to Denver's Children’s Hospital on behalf of Moose Barrow’s Mickey’s Fund.
The candidate for airport manager will have an opportunity to witness the airport staff ramping up for the busy season as flights from Chicago, Dallas/Fort Worth, Houston and Los Angeles land at the airport in Hayden Dec. 18.
The world is turning 30 and 60 at the same time, and neither one bodes well for the destination ski resort industry, says veteran ski industry executive and educator Tim Cohee.
Steamboat Ski and Resort Corp. Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing Rob Perlman said his ski area has modest expectations regarding Steamboat’s ability to attract skiers from Toronto and Quebec via the Intrawest Passport, but it’s definitely a goal.