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 ease with which guests are able to navigate streets, bike trails and intersections contribute to a sense of arrival at the resort base at the foot of Mount Werner.
New era in airline program funding
The 2017 budget marks the last time, for the foreseeable future, that funding the airline program won’t rely in part on a .25 percent general city sales tax to help attract winter flights to the Yampa Valley.
Taking care of Routt County's wooden bridge
Strapped into a safety harness affixed to the Tree Haus Bridge, Jace Smith stood perched above the Yampa River and reached above his head to apply a coat of transparent finish to one of the heavy timbers of the bridge.
Chickens have personality's too
“He’s really sweet, he’s happy a lot, but sometimes he pecks me.” — Dyllan Spitzley, 13, talking about her champion rooster at the Routt County Fair.
Dapper's campaign funding more than triple Corrigan's
As of July 28, Commissioner District I challenger Tim Corrigan has raised $35,055 in campaign funds compared to $9,569 for incumbent Tim Corrigan.
Cooling trend arrives late in week
After an overnight low of 42 degrees Friday into Saturday, the first day of the weekend promises to be mostly sunny with a high of 75 degrees.
Banana, cherry, lime snow cones are one of the keys to success in 4-H Western Horse Show.
Taxes bound up in the interest
Routt County Treasurer Brita Horn explains legal constraints she says prevent her from accepting Peabody Energy's/Twentymile Coal's property taxes, as offered
Trains pulled the Silver Circuit
The history of the Silver Circuit is all about the railroads generating business and delivering entertainment to remote mountain towns such as Steamboat Springs.
One of the most apparent changes at the intersection of Apres Ski Way and Village Drive will be the installation of four-way stop signs at the intersection.