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

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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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Routt County revisits housing crunch, this time with the matrix on its side

The problem, simply put, is that housing demand is outpacing supply in much of Routt County

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Longtime newspaper outdoor writer, Neil Cantwell, off to 'fishing hole in the sky'

I would be surprised if Cantwell didn’t have the brass to ask St. Peter for permission to fish some private water.

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Airline revenue guarantees jump to $5.7 million

Arriving ski season airline seats up 4 percent for 2016-17.

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Steamboat Living: 20 Under 40-Chayla Rowley

In her role as a civil engineer with the Natural Resources Conservation Service in Routt County, Chayla Rowley, 27, enjoys the job’s variety. After earning her engineering degree from the University of Colorado, she moved to Steamboat three years ago, where she quickly found a strong interest in Steamboat’s young people through a church congregation.

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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.

Wendy McKee of Craig, a two-time barrel racing champion in the Steamboat Springs Pro Rodeo Series, takes part in jackpot team roping for the fun of it.

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