Tom Ross

Features and weather reporter

Email: tross@SteamboatToday.com Call: 970-871-4205

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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

Local political volunteers know who has voted and who is waiting to cast a ballot

Political volunteers might want to set down their phones just before 6:30 p.m. Thursday, when the Denver Broncos take to Sports Authority Field to take on the rival San Diego Chargers.

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Web marketplace lowers threshold for selling locally produced food products

The Community Agriculture Alliance has picked up where a group of committed volunteers with the Yampa Valley Co-op left off, this time with a Web-based ordering and delivery solution for locally produced food.

Election Guide 2014: Tight race develops for Colorado governor

Bob Beauprez and Jill Repella are running against John Hickenlooper and Joe Garcia for the offices of Colorado governor and lieutenant governor.

Election Guide 2014: Udall, Gardner face off; Libertarian hails from Steamboat

Mark Udall, Cory Gardner and Gaylon Kent are running for the United States Senate seat.

Steamboat's Après Ski Way pedestrians take on traffic in wintry mix

Realigning the intersection of Village Drive and Après Ski Way to make it safer has been on the list of public infrastructure improvements needed at the ski base for more a decade.

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Winter makes appearance above 10,000 feet on Steamboat Ski Area

Snow was falling, but not sticking, in downtown Steamboat midday Wednesday, and the National Weather Service in Grand Junction was calling for 3 to 5 inches of snow to accumulate Wednesday afternoon.

Navigator Awards chart a course to new venue at Strings Pavilion

The Navigator Awards present an opportunity to celebrate the best business practices of successful entrepreneurs in the community.

Routt County ready for Colorado's 1st partisan mail ballot election

Voters who complete mail ballots may choose to drop them off in a secure, outdoor box located under the elevated walkway linking the old Routt County Courthouse with the annex.

5 years of declining passengers numbers zap airport revenues

The open position of assistant airport manager at YVRA will not be filled this year and operations of Three Wire restaurant in the terminal, expected to lose $358,000 this year, will be cut back significantly outside of ski season.

Remote buildings eligible for building permits after the fact

Routt County commissioners gave a Craig man until Aug. 1 to apply for building permits, and he engaged an engineer and draftsman in order to comply.

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Recent photos

John Fielder, the publisher of many books about Colorado’s wild places, finds it difficult to tear himself away from the largest field of alpine sunflowers he has ever seen in the western end of the Flat Tops Wilderness Area on July 27.

Pat Tierney performs the nightly ritual of purifying drinking water from a tarn still partially covered by snow and ice in the midst of a llama trek July 25 in the Flat Tops Wilderness Area south of Steamboat Springs.

The well-known Colorado landscape photographer and passionate wilderness advocate John Fielder leads a pair of pack llamas across a late July snowfield above 11,000 feet in the Flat Tops Wilderness Area.

John Fielder captures the warm light that follows a rain shower with 12,324-foot Flat Top Mountain in the background.

The glacial arrete known as the Devil’s Causeway tests the nerve of hikers while providing a dramatic entry portal to the Flat Tops Wilderness Area.

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