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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Leadership Steamboat's 2016 class tackles costly sidewalk program for LiftUp

Showing leadership, Steamboat style

Leadership Steamboat spokesman Randy Rudasics confirmed the group has accepted the expensive challenge of helping the nonprofit LiftUp of Routt County to develop sidewalks at the new home of its food bank.

Routt County commissioners delay decision on Hahn's Peak Inn worker housing

You can check out any time you want, but....

Attorney Bob Weiss, representing the owners of the Hahn's Peak Inn, countered county staff's position that the inn is not allowed to host long-term rentals by pointing out that the actor Peter Sellers (of Pink Panther fame) lived in a single hotel for 22 years.

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Southwest Airlines makes rare appearance at Yampa Valley Regional Airport, serving Steamboat Springs

Charter flights boost tourism here

A pair of chartered Boeing 737s — one from Southwest Airlines and a second from the new version of Eastern Airlines — delivered ski vacationers from New Orleans to Yampa Valley Regional Airport this week.

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Hahn's Peak water system at issue in long-term housing of workers in country inn

Resort workers living in the Hahn's Peak Inn in North Routt County face an uncertain housing future in mid-ski season.

Snow on Rabbit Ears Pass near Steamboat Springs is six feet deep and counting

A tale of two winters

One of the standout snowpack measuring sites in the region is on Ripple Creek Pass on the way from Steamboat to Trappers Lake, where the snow is 82 inches deep.

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Bob Dapper files to oppose Tim Corrigan in commissioner race

Bob Dapper enters commissioner race

Bob Dapper of rural Steamboat Springs seeks Routt County Commissioner District 1 seat.

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Ney Hoa Cheng fled Pol Pot regime for a new life in Steamboat Springs

Refugees worked tirelessly to make it here

When they left Steamboat in 1998 to escape the long winters, the Siou and Ney Hoa Cheng had established themselves among the community’s leading restaurateurs. Ney Hoa was everyone’s favorite hostess.

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Routt County seeks applicants for Planning Commission

Master plan update is an issue

Routt County is seeking candidates for seats up for renewal on its Planning Commission at a time when the Board of Commissioners is sending strong signals that it would like the commission to tackle the task of updating its master plan.

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Routt County commissioners consider a strategic shift on energy jobs

Coal fuels local jobs

“Specifically, it’s defending the local coal industry, and we’re willing to throw Front Range coal plants under the bus.” – Routt County commissioner Tim Corrigan

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Chamber Economic Director Jane Blackstone has plans to land companies and new hires

Partners need jobs too

The Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association's Trailing Partner Program s intended to support the employment goals of partners of people who have already landed a new position in Routt County.

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Tim Sullivan, The Nature Conservancy's climate director for North America, speaks on the role of land-based solutions in global climate strategy before a packed house at Creekside Cafe in Steamboat Springs Jan. 26.

Six consecutive days of snowfall have "fluffed the pillows and tucked in the covers" on a bench made of skis outside Boomerang Sports Exchange in downtown Steamboat Springs.

Bassist Randy Roberts doesn't let a chilly afternoon dampen his spirits while performing with the Flying Armadillos and Doug Moreland during Steamboat MusicFest at the base of the ski area Friday.

Doug Moreland entertaines a Steamboat MusicFest audience at the base of the ski area Friday with country and western classics such as "King of the Road."

Steamboat Ski Area ski instructor, Nancy Gray, (center), who began her 44th ski season this month as a Steamboat Ski & Resort Corp. employee, is among six employees in varying departments, who have reached the 40-year milestone. Three others will be added to the list by the end of the season. Gray says she still looks forward to every day on the mountain.

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