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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Tom Ross: Linda Long talks about 6 generations of ranching in Routt County

Before the railroad came to Yampa, Doc Marshall and another man drove most of the cattle in South Routt to Salida where there was a railhead that passed them on to Texas.

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Unrelenting rain ratchets up pressure on farmers, ranchers

City dwellers are saying “Enough already!” But the real pain is being felt by farmers and ranchers who depend upon the valley’s grass hay crop to make their world go around.

Yampa River sets record for Aug. 27

Wednesday's Yampa River flows measured 408 cubic feet per second in Steamboat, setting an all-time record for Aug. 27

El Nino is not a big thing for Steamboat this winter

Steamboat Springs-based meteorologist Mike Weissbluth said Steamboat’s relationship with El Nino is complex and varies with the longitudinal ocation of a ridge of high pressure that typically sets up in the eastern Pacific during El Nino years.

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State energy director praises local mineral rights advocacy group

Hayden’s Jody Camilletti among those seeking seat on Hickenlooper’s new oil and gas task force

Camilletti said her motivations for seeking a spot on the energy task force are tied to economic health of Colorado farms and ranches

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Rain, snow mix could give peaks in Zirkel a taste of autumn Saturday night

A weather change arrives Saturday night when a fall-like storm will bring dropping temperatures and heavy rain, possibly mixed with snow at high elevation as the main front moves through the area.

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Tom Ross: 25 years of technology

The natural tendency is to look at a quarter-century of Steamboat Today with the archival evidence — news stories and photographs. But the first 25 years of the daily newspaper also can be viewed through the lens of the changing technology we have used to publish the newspaper.

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Kick up your boot heels at historic North Routt School

Trenia Sanford’s efforts to reinvigorate Moonhill Schoolhouse dovetail with the upcoming Talking Green program where speakers will talk about how the adaptive reuse of historic buildings protects them.

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Dream Island pedestrian crossing taking shape

The concrete median itself isn’t flashy, but three electronic signs that are soon to be installed will change that.

Search for top building official for county, city resumes

The top four candidates all had substantive comments to make in phone interviews, and County Manager Tom Sullivan expects to bring top candidates to town for personal interviews Sept. 4 and 5.

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Lifelong Routt County Rancher Linda Long talked to an audience at United Methodist Church of Steamboat Springs on Friday about the work ethic passed along through six generations of her family. She spoke during the final Brown Bag Lecture of the summer hosted by the Tread of Pioneers Museum.

Matt Lepore, director of the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission, updates members of Citizens Supporting Property Rights on Thursday night at Saddleback Ranch on the creation of a new statewide task force to advise Colorado officials on legislation, regulations and policies pertaining to energy exploration.

Cows and their 4- to 7-week-old calves graze on the new spring grass with Sand Mountain in the background at the former Warren Ranch leased by Matt and Christy Belton. This photograph was taken by Tom Ross and appeared in the May 19, 2008, edition of the Steamboat Today.

Alex Camilletti, 12, of Hayden, showed the grand champion market steer at the 100th Routt County Fair on Friday night. The steer's breed is Maine-Anjou.

Katie Parker, 18, of Yampa, collected the belt buckle for showing the grand champion breeding cow at the 100th Routt County Fair on Friday.

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