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 Yampa Valley Boys, Steve Jones and John Fisher, should succeed in reinforcing Steamboat’s image as a cowboy ski town; their latest CD, “New Home on the Range,” charted at number 11 in the top 30 Western albums.
Routt County commissioners agree noise, visual impacts of zip line off side of Rabbit Ears mitigated
Jason Cobb told the Routt County Board of Commissioners that the new nylon-coated WhisperLine would greatly reduce the noise of his zip line trolleys traveling down the steel line.
The candidate who becomes the new airport manager will set his or her wheels down in the middle of the busy ski resort season at Yampa Valley Regional Airport, which sees the bulk of its commercial airline traffic for the year in a span of 16 weeks.
It’s ironic that a perfectly timed powder dump makes a challenge to open Steamboat Ski Area. But the promise of untracked snow is always a boon to Wednesday’s Scholarship Day, the traditional opening of the ski area.
Steamboat Ski and Resort Corp. exec Rob Perlman said the flights overall were nearly three-quarters full and their financial performance finished up well under the maximum revenue guarantees provided by the community..
Croissan's Market was built in 1903 and continued operating as a community market into the 1964. When it was closed, many of the original fixtures, and even merchandise remained in place, making it a virtual museum display.
The United Airlines flight between Houston and Hayden had an eight-week run last summer from June 26 to Sept. 1 with some weekday blackouts during the last two weeks of August.
$63 million 2015 Routt County budget boosts child care, treats 41 miles of paved roads, restores pay raises
On the human capital side of the ledger, Routt County commissioners hope an $82,000 increase in the Human Services budget will provide childcare support for another 28 children living in households whose annual incomes are under 130 percent of federal poverty levels.
Meteorologist Mike Weissbluth expects two waves of five to 10 inches of fresh snow each to blanket Steamboat Ski Area Saturday and Sunday nights.
Yampa Valley Housing Authority Executive Director Jason Peasley said his organization is prepared to hold the mortgages of existing Routt County Habitat for Humanity households.