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.
The new recycling center at the landfill is planned to have its own baler, but glass is likely to be removed from single-stream recycling.
The rapids in Cross Mountain Canyon have earned intimidating names like Osterizer, Body Pizza, Snake Pit and Death Ferry.
The best powder day of the season at mid-mountain arrived Dec. 23 with 13.5 inches, which landed in the midst of a six-day run ending Christmas Day that saw 27 inches accumulate at Thunderhead.
Steamboat skier Soren Jespersen records all but a handful of the season's runs with the help of GPS app and Google Earth.
The recorded high temperatures in Steamboat last week included: April 8, 59 degrees; April 9, 63 degrees; April 10, 57 degrees; April 11, 65 degrees and April 12, 63.
A search on Friday for the direct flight to the Yampa Valley, leaving Houston (IAH) at 5:45 p.m. on Thursday, July 17, and returning Tuesday July 22, produced a roundtrip fare of $505.
Eagle has more populous bedroom communities, Pitkin’s housing prices are skewed more heavily by mountain mansions and Summit has more ski areas.
The nearby White River, flowing out of the Flat Tops, is No. 7 on the list because of the amount of energy exploration taking place along it length, an American Rivers spokesman said Wednesday.
County Attorney John Merrill told the commissioners in 2011, during a similar initiative, that the law requires the Legislature to appoint a commission (including two county commissioners from across the state) to review the salaries of officials biannually to ensure they are equitable.
In terms of public benefit, the new easement expands the portion of the Elk River Valley that is protected from development beyond the possibility of a new ranch compound of a portion of the Six Plus Ranch.