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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Maybell Egg Lady raises eggs, pork for Ag Week breakfast

Home-grown breakfast burritos

The Egg Lady is really Kris Brannan, who, with her husband, Ed, grows leghorn chickens and white Duroc pigs on their ranch west of Craig.

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Ice at Stagecoach Lake is thinning

Anglers cautioned: The ice close to the shore at Stagecoach Reservoir is very thin, it's a different story at Steamboat Lake.

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Northwest Colorado ranchers, farmers celebrate Ag Week 'family style'

Dairies and wheat farms not as prevalent

Northwest Colorado ranchers, farmers celebrate Ag Week family style.

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Routt county government plows through snow removal concerns

Snow plowing gets closer look

Routt County will conduct a work session March 21 to look at options for its snow plowing policy.

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March heat blows Elk River record out of water

Elk River flows over-heated

“It’s crazy how high the flows are for this time of year," hydrologist Ashley Nielson says of the Elk River.

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Early forecast: Ski season airline arrivals down about 2 percent

Spring airline deals in play

Even as resort officials begin to work on contracts for the 2017-18 flight program, they are still trying to boost airline traffic for the final few weeks of this ski season.

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New leader for Historic Routt County's preservation efforts

Katzman sees historic perspective

Emily Katzman, the new executive director of Historic Routt County, has a fascination with Puebloan structures at Mesa Verde National Park.

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Steamboat rancher Jim Stanko meets with congressional committee to lobby for vet's rights

Fighting for veterans' health care

Steamboat area rancher Jim Stanko makes his ninth trip to Washington D.C. with American Legion leaders to lobby Congress for funding to allow military veterans in rural areas to see private doctors in some cases.

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St. Patrick's Day tradition

Knights of Columbus still cook corned beef in copper kettles

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Suspected paint dump spreads fumes in Steamboat townhomes

Storm drains used as dumping

Suspected paint dump into storm drain finds its way from cattail pond to crawl spaces and spreads fumes in Steamboat townhomes.

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Colorado State University Extension Agent Todd Hagenbuch reminds an Ag Week audience that surveys have show vacationers are drawn to the intact farm and ranch landscapes of the Yampa Valley.

Former Hayden area dairy farmer Olive Blake told an audience at Bud Werner Memorial Library during Agriculture Week that "The farm life is the best life, because you do things as a family."

Emily Katzman is the new executive director of Historic Routt County, succeeding Meg Tully, who intends to remain active with the nonprofit organization.

One of a handful of traditional mobile homes remaining in the Hilltop Homes neighborhood off Maple Street in Steamboat Springs, this property, including the lot, is offered for sale at $275,000. Hilltop Homes is unusual in that the homeowners in the original mobile home park were able to buy the real estate in 2000 and subsequently gained city approval to change the plat to allow individual lots.

"Beyond Photography" art show chairwoman Karen Desjardin fine tunes the placement of a photographic image by artist Paula Jaconetta in preparation for the "Beyond Photography" show opening 5 p.m. Friday at the Depot Art Center on 13th Street in Steamboat Springs.

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